If you are looking to add muscle mass to your frame most of us know that we have to hit the weights hard in order kick start our bodies into making the changes that will stimulate our muscle fibers to grow bigger in response to the challenges thrown their way. You may be tempted to think that is all it takes to add muscle to your body as you feel your biceps pump after completing an intense set of curls, but it is most definitely not. Sure, the pump lets you know that you have worked the muscle causing the blood to flow into your muscle cells, which begins the chain of events which stimulates protein synthesis to activate growth but there are also many other factors to building muscle and it takes a lot of commitment.
If you want to see quick results we would recommend a minimum of four gym sessions per week, do not be fooled into thinking that more gym sessions will result in quicker gains as this is just not true, rests days are extremely important as your muscles need this time to recover, repair and grow which they do when you are not training. Doing too much can have a detrimental effect and result in serious muscle injuries which often take months or even years to recover from.
Sports Injuries & Treatment
The amount of swelling or local bleeding into the muscle (from torn blood vessels) can best be managed early by applying ice packs and maintaining the strained muscle in a stretched position. Heat can be applied when the swelling has lessened. However, the early application of heat can increase swelling and pain. Remember, ice or heat should not be applied to bare skin. Always use a protective covering such as a towel between the ice or heat and the skin as it may burn the skin otherwise.
If you want to bulk up and build muscle it is important that we do not forget just how important good nutrition is in the mass-building equation. Make no mistake, eating for muscle is just as important as lifting for muscle and your diet is the key to your success. The foods we consume in the morning on the way to work, the meals or snacks we prepare for lunch, what you put into your body immediately following your workout, and your final meal of the day all impact your results as much as, if not more than the number of reps you squeeze out at the end of a set.
To build muscle you need between 0.64 and 0.82 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.
Meal Planning Apps
We all know that reading food labels and studying ingredients is not much fun and trying to decide what to eat can be a bit of a chore. So we have done a little research and it turns out that there now some amazing meal planning apps out there which are designed to make planning nutritious, healthy meals both quick and easy. By simply using a little technology you will be able to plan, prepare and enjoy nutritious, healthy, balanced, meals in minutes, to download apps simply follow the link.
Premier Food Delivery Service
For most of us cooking can feel like a real chore, it can be really tough trying to stick to a healthy diet particularly after a long day at work or a session at the gym. Trying to find the time to shop for healthy ingredients not to mention the time it takes to prep and cook a nutritious meal is one of the main reasons why so many of us simply give up on our fitness goals. The good news is that Taste Fitness have teamed up with premier food delivery service Fresh Fitness Food who offer a nutritionist designed chef-prepared food delivery service straight to your door. For more information simply follow the link below
By quoting reference TASTEFITNESS25 you will save a generous £25.00 off your first order with Fresh Fitness Food and to save a further 10% off all future orders all you need to do is quote TASTEFITNESS10 what could be easier.
Fitness Training Apps
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, people who use fitness apps are far more likely to reach their fitness goals. Fitness apps are now becoming all the rage, but with so many now available on the market it can make life pretty difficult when it comes to choosing the right one for you.
Because we have some experience in these things and know what you are looking for we have taken the time to review the best fitness apps on the market and have come up with our top three apps which we think will definitely help you reach your fitness goals. To go to apps simply click on the link below.