Muscle Growth Tips

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When it comes to developing your muscles, many people think that it is an impossible task. It is easy to look around a gym and see people with massive muscles and think that you will not be able to achieve. The thing is, developing muscles is a lengthy process and you cannot expect overnight success or things to change quickly. However, by making changes in your life and being realistic and patient, you should find that you are able to make a change.


Here are some muscle growth tips that will give you a great chance of improving your body shape and feeling a whole lot better about the way that you look.

It’s time to get moving

Let’s face it, if you want better results, you have to take action. This means getting up and exercising. Of course, not all exercises are equal and there are some exercises that are better than others if you are keen to develop muscle. Moves like overhead presses, deadlifts, bench presses and squats will make a big difference if you are looking to build muscle. This has been borne out by practice and by scientific research, so you can have confidence in what you’re doing. If you are looking to gain strength, fewer repetitions makes sense but if you are looking to gain size, go for a minimum of 12 repetitions.

Use free-weights

Different people will feel confident working out in different ways, so it is far better to use weight machines that to do nothing at all. However, you can develop your confidence using free-weights and when you do, you get better results and you are likely to show an improvement in balance and strength. If you only have access to one form of weights, by all means use it, but if you have the choice, be sure to choose free-weights for more effective results.

Keep going

One of the most important things when it comes to bulking up muscle is to keep going. You need to push yourself further and make sure that you are getting more from your workout. It may also be that you want to consider different styles of workouts that push you harder and for longer. When it comes to building muscles, farmers walks, sled pushes and pulls or hill sprints can all add more relevancy to your cardio element.

You have to eat properly

You may think that adding muscle is all about working out but you need to eat properly as well. Having a diet of complex carbs, lean protein and fats that are healthy will provide you with the platform to develop muscle. You also want to avoid foods that are processed, alcohol and refined sugars during a serious workout phase.

Get some rest

There may be a tendency to want to work out all the time, but this won’t do any good when building muscle. You heighten the risk of obtaining an injury and your muscles need to rest and repair in order to grow big. This is why alternating muscle groups or providing sufficient rest and recuperation time is crucial for anyone looking to develop their muscles.


If you’re already performing most of the tips above and you notice loss of muscle tone, then a testosterone therapy program may benefit you. Websites such as Nexel Medical offer this service and they take a ‘whole body’ approach to hormonal wellness. Good luck with your training programme. Stay tuned to my blog as I’m going to be adding a couple of new sections over the next few months.


Thanks as always for reading!


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About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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