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Friday, September 15, 2017

Top 6 Strength and Mass Building Exercises




Best Muscle Building Workout




HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE MASS FAST:



- Focus on progressive overload

- Consume enough calories to support muscle growth

- Quality rest

- Consume all three macro-nutrients (Proteins, Carbs, Fats)

- Perform compound exercises



More tips on how to gain muscle mass fast you can read in other articles:

The Bodybuilding Guide to Build Muscle Mass Fast


Old-School Bodybuilding Tips by Joe Weider - Build Muscle Mass Fast




Best exercises to become bigger and stronger are compound movements that involve more than one muscle group at the same time. With compound exercises, you can build muscle mass fast, lose fat and increase your strength faster than using isolation exercises. 


Check out the list of compound exercises that are best for building muscle:



1. Squat


It is the best muscle building exercise because:

  -  The entire musculature is activated

 - Performing squat highly boost muscle building hormones
  


Even the squat is very dangerous exercise, especially if it is done with bad form and too much weight, there is nothing like putting a heavy weight on your back and going down as low as you can, then coming back up and doing it again and again while you are naturally boosting testosterone levels and engage many muscle groups. Even those that you didn't hear of before. 


The squat is definitely the best muscle builder ever. 




2. Bench Press


This is one of the most famous gym exercises and it is famous for building a big chest, but Bench Press is also working Deltoids, Triceps, and Traps. Bench Press is an ultimate exercise for building upper body muscles, there is no better exercise for upper body strength and size. Practice Bench Press form and lift heavy and you will build an awesome torso.


The best way to build muscle with Bench Press is by using a barbell. The reason for that is that you can lift more weight than if you use dumbbells. 


Incline Bench Press - better effect on upper chest

Decline Bench Press - best lower chest exercise






3. Bent-over Barbell Row


One of the best exercises for the thickly muscled back. Like all multi-joints movements, barbell row is also difficult exercise for performing but it still way better for building muscles than alternatives like seated rows and lat pulldowns. You should include this exercise in every back workouts.


Bent-over rows work every muscle from traps to lower lats and are also very good for developing biceps. 




4. Military Press


The most effective exercise to build big and round shoulders. Military Presses are also good for developing upper back, neck, and back of arms. 




5. Lunges


The best exercise for your legs after squats. By performing lunges you can target butt and hamstrings and further develop your lower body by combining them with squats.




6. Lat Pulldowns


Doing Lat Pulldowns will help you to develop your back muscles and biceps. By performing this exercise often you can make your physique have a much more balanced appearance. 



Best Bodyweight Exercises for Muscle Building are Pull Ups/Chin Ups, Dips, and Push Ups (make sure that you put a weighted belt if you can do more than 12 reps with your bodyweight only). 


Recommended rep range for muscle hypertrophy is from 8 to 12 reps for one set. 


To build muscle mass fast I recommend doing these exercises as first in every workout (bench press on chest day, bent-over rows on back day etc.) and combine them with a few isolation exercises. Just make sure that you are mixing your workout, your muscles should not get used to the same workout every time, confuse your muscles to ensure more muscle growth.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Ultimate Muscle-Building Workout Routine - Build Muscle Mass Fast



Build Muscle Mass Fast



Are you curious about how to gain more muscle mass and what is the best way to get it? If your answer is yes, then continue reading this article, don't just skip to the workout program.





TRAINING IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR MUSCLE BUILDING, BUT NOT AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR DIET




By following the right workout routine, you can gain muscle even if you train just two or three times for a week. Also, eating 8 meals a day as many Fitness instructors advises is not necessary, I had good results in lean muscle growth with only 4 – 5 meals and 2 of that meals are consumed in shakes so I have 3 big meals and two good protein shakes for a day and all of that differs from day to day. 




The most important things you need to know in order to build muscle mass is to consume all nutrients that are necessary for muscle growth, consume more calories than you burn and stimulate your muscles to grow by lifting harder and harder whenever you are able to. That is called a progressive overload and it is the best way to force your body to grow.



You can split all nutrients into 10 small meals, or you can eat 5 bigger meals that consist of all nutrients that muscles require to grow, that doesn't make such a big difference. You will grow as long as you force your muscles to grow with progressive overload and feed them will enough calories and nutrients that your muscles need for growth.





Just focus on lifting heavy with compound movements and consume a lot of proteins, carbs, and fats, have a good night sleep and you will gain lean muscle mass. By following these tips you will gain at least one pound of lean muscle every week and that is enough. Gaining one pound of lean muscle every week will lead you to gain 4 pounds of lean muscles for a month and so on, keep calculating. 




Nobody can gain 10 pounds of lean muscle for a week or even for a month without using anabolic steroids and just by proper training and nutrition plan. So, focus on little gains every week and try to eat clean and train hard.







The Muscle Building Workout Routine:






Monday:  (Push Workout)



Exercise
Reps
Sets
Incline Bench Press
8-10
4
Military Press
8-10
4
Bench Press for Triceps
8-12
4
Dumbbell Flies
10-12
4
Dips (Chest)
12
4
Seated Shoulder Press
10-12
4
Triceps Overhead Press
10-12
4






Wednesday: (Pull Workout)




Exercise
Reps
Sets
Dead Lift
8
4
Bent-Over Row
8-12
4
Chin Up
12
4
Biceps Curls
8-12
4
Bent-Over Laterals
10-12
4
Hammer Curls
10-12
4
Lat Pulldowns on Machine
10-12
4






Friday: (Legs Workout)



Exercise
Reps
Sets
Barbell Squat
6-8
4
Dumbbell Lunges
12
4
Leg Press
12
4
Lying Leg Curls
12
3
Leg Extensions
15
3
Standing Calf Raises
12
4





This Workout Program for Mass is created as Push, Pull and Legs split and it is great for hypertrophy (muscle growth). Try this workout routine for one month and you will see results in strength and muscle mass.

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Mark Wahlberg's Workout Routine to Build Muscle Mass





Mark Wahlberg Workout for Mass




Mark Wahlberg is a renowned actor and he has played many roles in movies that require all different kinds of physiques. In this article, you will learn a Mark Wahlberg's Workout Routine that he used to build muscle mass for his role in the "Pain & Gain" movie.



So, how to get big like famous actor Mark Wahlberg? First tip - lift heavy. Mark Wahlberg is a fan of old-school bodybuilding workouts and his focus is on heavy barbell and dumbbells more than on machine exercises. 



Life was not so easy for Mark, just like his workouts. He had a hard time growing up and he also had a hard time building his amazing physique. If you want to succeed in anything in life you need to work hard on it. Same goes for building muscle mass. Mark Wahlberg has been lifting heavy weights since the 80's and he acquired techniques from golden era bodybuilders.



Life was not so easy for Mark, same as his workouts. If you want to succeed in anything in life you need to work hard on it. Same goes for building muscle mass. Mark Wahlberg has been lifting heavy weights since the 80's and he acquired techniques from golden era bodybuilders.



For those that don't know, supersets are done when you perform 2 exercises without pausing between them. Usually, the first exercise in the superset is compound exercise followed by isolation exercise.



Mark Wahlberg Workout Routine




Check out Mark Wahlberg's Workout Routine for Pain and Gain movie:




MONDAY - Chest, Shoulders, Triceps and Abs


1st Superset 
(45 seconds rest between supersets)

Barbell Bench Press: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Dumbbell Flyes: 4 sets, 8-12 reps 


2nd Superset

Incline Bench Press: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Front Shoulder Raises: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


3rd Superset

Decline Bench Press: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Side Lateral Raises: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


4th Superset

Military Press: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Parallel Bar Dips: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


5th Superset

Lying Triceps Extensions: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Cable Triceps Pressdowns: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


Sit Ups: 2 sets, 15 reps
Bicycle Crunches: 2 sets, 15 reps
Side Crunches: 2 sets, 15 reps
Medicine Ball Twists: 2 sets, 15 reps

Treadmill for 30 mins



TUESDAY - Legs, Back, and Biceps


1st Superset

Front Barbell Squat: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Split Squats: 4 sets, 8-12 reps



2nd Superset

Leg Press: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Jump Squts: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


3nd Superset

Walking Dumbbell Lunges: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Calf Raises: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


4th Superset

Barbell Deadlift: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Leg Curls: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


5th Superset

Pull Ups: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Dumbbell Rows: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


6th Superset

Lat Pull Down: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Seated Cable Rows: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


Seated Biceps Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps
Barbell Biceps Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps
EZ Bar Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps
Preacher Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps


Treadmill for 30 mins



Doesn't sound easy, does it? Wednesday is a rest day and then goes a row of three training days.



THURSDAY - Full Body Workout
(90 seconds between circuits, no rest between exercises)


Circuit one:

Barbell Deadlift: 4 sets, 8 reps
Power Clean: 4 sets, 8 reps
Clean and Press: 4 sets, 8 reps
Hang Snatch: 4 sets, 8 reps


Circuit 2:

Split Squats: 4 sets, 8 reps
Barbell Bench Press: 4 sets, 8 reps
Barbell Deadlift: 4 sets, 8 reps
Inverted Row: 4 sets, 8 reps


Circuit 3:

Cable Biceps Curls: 3 sets, 6-8 reps
Leg Press: 3 sets, 6-8 reps
Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets, 6-8 reps
Seated Side Lateral Raises: 3 sets, 6-8 reps


Circuit 4:

Sit Ups: 3 sets, 15 reps
Bicycle Crunches: 3 sets, 15 reps
Side Crunches: 3 sets, 15 reps
Medicine Ball Twists: 3 sets, 15 reps

Treadmill for 30 mins



FRIDAY - Chest, Triceps and Shoulders Workout from Monday + Biceps Workout


Seated Biceps Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps
Barbell Biceps Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps
EZ Bar Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps
Preacher Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps
Machine Biceps Curls: 3 sets, 10-8-6 reps

Treadmills for 30 mins



SATURDAY - Legs, Back, and Abs


1st Superset

Front Barbell Squat: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Split Squats: 4 sets, 8-12 reps



2nd Superset

Leg Press: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Jump Squts: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


3nd Superset

Walking Dumbbell Lunges: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Calf Raises: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


4th Superset

Barbell Deadlift: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Leg Curls: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


5th Superset

Pull Ups: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Dumbbell Rows: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


6th Superset

Lat Pull Down: 4 sets, 8-12 reps
Seated Cable Rows: 4 sets, 8-12 reps


Sit Ups: 3 sets, 15 reps
Bicycle Crunches: 3 sets, 15 reps
Side Crunches: 3 sets, 15 reps
Medicine Ball Twists: 3 sets, 15 reps

Treadmill for 30 mins



Try out this Mark Wahlberg's Workout Routine to get muscular and toned physique as famous Hollywood actor. He followed this workout routine and bulked up 40 pounds of muscle for his role in 'Pain and Gain' movie in 2013. Don't forget to consume enough calories and macronutrients that are very important for building muscle mass.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Build Muscle Mass With 2 Days Per Week Full-Body Program





Mass-Building Workout




Many novice lifters believe in everything they read on the internet and I've been there too. They read that they need at least 5 training days a week and every training day to build each muscle separately so they start following it. They start focusing only on their training, forget the life around them because they have less and less time for all other things except training and eating.



That can produce some muscle gains at the beginning, almost any workout can produce gains for novice lifters. But, first three months are crucial for all guys that want to build their physique like a Greek God. 



The worst thing is that they spend less time performing basic exercises and building strength. Modern Bodybuilding articles and magazines teach them to train each muscle separately and to perform many dumbbell curls and other isolation exercises. That won't build much strength which is results in fewer muscle gains. 



You just have to understand something very important, the key to muscle building is progressive overload. If you don't get stronger you won't get bigger.



Almost all bodybuilding legends build their muscular physiques with full-body workouts. Arnold Schwarzenegger started with full-body routine, Reg Park, Bill Pearl, Leroy Colbert and many others.



Full-Body Routine for Mass




The key to getting stronger and bigger is to perform basic compound movements that work more than one muscle at the time within a low rep range, 6-8 reps per sets. Maybe 10-12 reps for some exercises, but still 6-8 reps for major workouts that you should do at the beginning of your workout. 



Those major lifts are squats, bench press, deadlifts, military presses, barbell rows, pull ups and dips. You need to get stronger with all these exercises which will result in more muscle gains. 







High volume training split routines can work for some people, mostly for bodybuilding competitors that are using anabolic steroids. For natural beginners, the best way to build muscle mass is to follow a full-body workout routine.







Remember this, I wish someone told me this when I started, the key to building muscle mass is frequency. By following a full-body routine you will train the whole body at every workout that can increase HGH and testosterone levels in your body and speed up muscle growth.



Today, I will present you a 2 days per week full-body routine. You think that working out 2 days a week isn't enough to build muscle mass? Well, try this workout program for one month and you will see how sore you will be after just one week of following this routine. You will hit every muscle group twice a week, and with a proper muscle-building diet your muscles and strength will grow each week.



Perform these two workouts on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday, rest at least two or three days between the workouts. Because of the intensity and volume of the routine, you won't need to perform it more than two times a week.




2 DAYS PER WEEK FULL-BODY ROUTINE



WORKOUT 1


Squats - 3 sets of 6-8 reps
Bench Press - 3 sets of 6-8 reps
Barbell Rows - 3 sets of 8-10 reps
Stiff Leg Deadlifts - 2 sets of 10 reps
Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 3 sets of 10 reps
Skullcrushers - 2 sets of 10 reps
Dumbbell Curls - 2 sets of 10 reps
Calf Raises - 2 sets of 15 reps
Plank - 2 sets of 60 seconds



WORKOUT 2


Deadlift - 2 sets of 6-8 reps
Barbell Shoulder Press - 3 sets of 6-8 reps
Leg Press - 3 sets of 12 reps
Pull Ups - 3 sets of maximum reps
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press - 3 sets of 10 reps
Cable Triceps Extension - 2 sets of 10 reps
EZ Bar Curl - 2 sets of 10 reps
Leg Curls - 2 sets of 12 reps
Weighted Sit Ups - 2 sets of 15-20 reps




Following this routine is very simple and sometimes the key to something is in simplicity. Try it for one to two months and remember to be in constant caloric surplus and to consume enough proteins, carbs, and fats if you aim to gain muscle and strength.

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