If you implement the 3 weight lifting tips I’m about to teach you, there is no doubt in my mind that you will quickly begin to experience some serious muscle growth!
Whether your goals are to gain muscle mass, gain muscle and weight at the same time or simply to build some muscle while losing fat, a solid weight training routine is a necessity.
If you’re ready to gain muscle, but not sure how to structure your muscle building weight training routine, use the following weight lifting tips as a guideline as you design your ideal bodybuilding program.
After implementing these fundamental muscle gain training tips your weight lifting workouts will be on muscle building overdrive!
1.) Limit your weight training workouts to no more than 60 minutes. Somewhere around 20 minutes into an intense weight lifting workout, naturally produced and freely circulating anabolic hormone levels begin to decline.
If you push past this point, you will not be stimulating muscle growth.
In my opinion, somewhere between 20 – 45 minutes is the ideal muscle building workout duration.
2.) Train At The Appropriate Muscle Building Intensity. Simply showing up at the gym and stumbling through another uninspired weight lifting workout will not help you build muscle mass.
As the saying goes…
“If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got”
In muscle building terms, if you sleep walk through a workout time after time, you’re not going to build muscle period!
In order to stimulate muscle growth, you must commit to training at a high level of intensity.
In order to change the intensity of the workout, you have a few variables to play with…
- Rest Interval Between Sets
- Repetition Range For Each Set
- Weight Used For Each Exercise
- Tempo of the Exercise
- Number of Sets In The Workout
Every single one of these variables can be modified and “tweaked” to help you get the most muscle building benefit from your weight lifting workouts.
One of the absolute weight lifting tips I can give you is this..
If you are not getting the results you’d like you need to play around with the structure of your workouts.
Do not stagnate. Think of building muscle in these terms and you’ll soon realize success…
3.) Before you being your weight lifting workout, make sure to perform a full warm-up. Not a warm up set, or a warm up jog..
But A Complete Warm-up Routine.
The purpose of a well structure warm up is to warm your muscles, ligaments and tendons, increase the temperature of your muscles and increase blood flow through the muscle group.
Not only will this help to prevent any type of muscle injury, but when performed properly, it will actually allow you to train at a higher level of intensity.
If you’re unsure how to perform an integrated warm-up routine this article discusses how to set one up properly.
By implementing these weight lifting tips into your muscle building routine, you’ll be able to gain muscle while actually working out less!
Not only will you spend less time in the gym, but you’ll be able to train more intensely and effectively allowing you to gain a lot more lean muscle mass in the end.