Try not to work out for more than an hour at a time. Once you have warmed up for a few minutes, you only have about 40 minutes to work out before your body’s energy stores are depleted. Once the stored energy runs out, your body turns to muscle tissue for energy, which is not ideal when you are trying to add muscle. Working out past an hour only defeats the purpose.
Vary the amount of weight that you lift. It is not in your best interest to lift heavy weights all the time. You will benefit from adjusting the weights routinely as well as the reps that you do with those weights. This will help to emphasize different muscle groups or fibers give you better quality of muscle.
Photographs are among the best ways to track your progress while lifting during the course of the year. Take a picture at the start of your workout and compare this to the end of the first week, the end of the first month and to the completion of your overall workout. This can help to present your results in a visual form.
Make sure that you select the best weight for yourself when doing lifting exercises. Research has proven that doing six to twelve reps at around seventy to eighty percent of your maximum for one rep, will give you the best combination of both volume and load. This can stimulate additional muscle growth.
You are now ready to start the development of a muscle building routine. By making good use of the provided information and dedicating yourself to your new routine, you could be greeting the new you in the mirror sooner than you think. Keep positive thoughts and stay consistent and you will succeed.