Health & Fitness

Effective Tips to Get Stronger Muscles and a Leaner Body

One of the common misconceptions about living a healthy and fit lifestyle is that the toughest thing to do is to lose fat and weight. However, what most people don’t know is that it is much tougher to build muscles and a lean body. While difficult, we didn’t say that it’s impossible.

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Gaining a leaner body is achievable so long as you have the right knowledge and discipline. If you have the latter, then all you need is the knowledge on how you can build more muscle effectively. Here’s how you can do it. 

Do The Right Training Routine

There are exercises made for building strength. Then there are those made for building cardio. There are also those made for losing fat. Of course, there are exercises that are made for building muscle.

One of the best ways to build a lean body is through bodyweight training. This form of training focuses more on making you do exercises that allow for movement and strength development. Not only will you get stronger, but you’ll also be able to build more muscle and be able to become more flexible as well. 

What’s even better about bodyweight training is that you can do it without equipment. It is the perfect form of exercise to undertake now that there are still restrictions caused by the pandemic. You can do it at home easily and all you need is the right instructors online to guide you.

While easily accessible, bodyweight training is no laughing matter. It’s a tough form of exercise that will definitely get the sweat rolling. Once you master the movements and develop more strength, you’ll be surprised to see what you are actually capable of.

Of course, make sure to do the right warm-up routines so that your body stays in great shape before, during, and after your workout.

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Lift Weights Correctly

If you have access to weights, then that’s a great alternative or supplement to bodyweight training. It’s easy to lift weights but the tough part is to actually do it properly. For starters, if you are hoping to build muscle, then it’s a must that you do heavy lifting. Focus more on heavier weights instead of doing more repetitions.

As always, it’s always better to lift within your limits. It’s not just so you stay safe while lifting weights, it’s also so that you are able to execute exercises properly. Proper execution is the defining factor that determines whether or not you build muscles in the right places.

Get a Good Amount of Protein in Your Diet

When it comes to gaining muscle, you shouldn’t worry too much about your calorie intake. While it is true that you still need to keep a close watch on what you eat, it’s much better to focus on your protein intake first as this is the nutrient you need to get bigger muscles.

Some dieticians would tell you that it’s much easier to avoid calories than it is to add protein to your body. Some protein-rich foods include fish, red meat, chicken breasts, and some varieties of vegetables. Even if they are rich in protein, there are only a few you can get from them.

If you are having a tough time getting the right amount of protein in your diet, then you might want to consider buying whey protein shakes or protein bars. These have a good amount of protein for your daily needs and it’s often the best way to help begin building your muscle without having to worry too much about the calories you get.

Rest Regularly

Another common mistake that newbie fitness geeks make is pushing their bodies too hard. If you want to build muscle, you need to let it rest every once in a while. If you continue to push your body to its limits every day, you’ll end up injuring yourself without having gained any muscle.

Ideally, the best routine would be to workout alternating routines. If you are lifting weights on Monday, then focus on cardio the next day. Then by Wednesday, go back to weightlifting and so on and so forth. This gives your muscles enough time to recuperate and develop which allows you to gain muscles more effectively.

It’s a huge undertaking to start living a healthier lifestyle. A lot of people struggle with gaining muscle more than what they go through when they choose to lose weight. Hopefully, our tips help you build more muscle effectively. With time on your hands, you can get your beach body prepared every day of the year.

Susan Harris

By Susan Harris

Susan Harris is the owner of Rooted Mama Health. She is the mother to two amazing children and wife of a loving husband. She strives to provide the world with all the information they need to live a happy and health lifestyle.