There is so much misinformation on the internet! As a personal trainer I can tell you that much of what you read will actually slow your progress! Many have been led to believe that the more often you go to the gym, the faster you will build muscle. That is not the case. Your body needs time to recover and grow those muscles you want. I always give my clients the three following basic rules to follow if they are serious about successfully building a strong muscular body that will turn everyone’s attention to you.
1. Do not weight train more than four times a week, but when you do, use the heavy movements like squats, bench presses, military presses, barbell curls, dips, and leg presses. Here is the trick. Only perform three at any one session. The next time you go, perform a different three. Perform the three you choose in sets of six each. Your workout will be not be easy, but it will be complete.
2. Eat well balanced meals and pack in the food. You need the protein from whey, whole eggs, organic milk, tuna, salmon and skinless chicken. Don’t forget carbohydrates like oatmeal, brown rice, sweet potatoes, vegetables and fruit.
3. Supplement wisely. You should aim for supplements that contain beta-aladine, creatine, and glutamine.
The rules are simple, but you have to abide by all of them every day, even the days you don’t work out to build the muscular body you want to show off at the beach and the office.