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Muscle Fit http://musclefit.net You deserve the body that you desire Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:29:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.9 Staying Motivated To Build Muscle http://musclefit.net/staying-motivated-to-build-muscle/ http://musclefit.net/staying-motivated-to-build-muscle/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2012 03:29:20 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=402 When people are first starting to build muscle the most efficient way, a lot of things stand in the way. One of the most troubling things for many people involves staying motivated enough to stick with a program and see results.

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When people are first starting to build muscle the most efficient way, a lot of things stand in the way. One of the most troubling things for many people involves staying motivated enough to stick with a program and see results.

If building muscle was easy, everyone would be in tremendous shape. You have to put the effort in to get results though. A key to that is staying motivated and moving forward when times get tough.

Here are a few things many people do to keep themselves motivated no matter how hard workouts and diets get. Try them out and see if they can work for you.

– Document each week with pictures. Seeing is believing when it comes to working out and staying on the right path. If you can take pictures of yourself, you can see the improvement. Just think about how much improvement you will see in the following weeks if you keep it up.

– Use a workout playlist. Music is great for those people who need to take their mind off things. It can also set the mood for a person who is working out and trying to get in great shape.

– Find some type of training partner. If you can’t seem to really find a way to motivate yourself, the best way to go about it is to find a partner that can help you train. This way, you are able to stay motivated enough when the times get going by looking at your partner and seeing that they are not giving up. Make sure you find someone who has similar goals as you so you can have as much success as possible. You don’t want to both make it fine for each other to slack off.

Getting into great shape definitely has its ups and downs. You need to do whatever possible to keep yourself motivated and working hard.

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Are You Too Young To Build Muscle? http://musclefit.net/are-you-too-young-to-build-muscle/ http://musclefit.net/are-you-too-young-to-build-muscle/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2012 15:47:13 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=399 Young athletes looking to get an edge in sports seem to be in a rush to grow up these days. Walk into a local YMCA or something similar and you will see at least a few younger people throwing around weights.

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Young athletes looking to get an edge in sports seem to be in a rush to grow up these days. Walk into a local YMCA or something similar and you will see at least a few younger people throwing around weights.

While you can’t fault a young athlete trying to get faster and stronger, when is it too young to build muscle? Well, it really depends on the exercises you are doing. Weight lifting is a lot different than bodyweight exercises, or working out with bands.

When it comes to lifting weights and doing those types of workouts, you should wait until puberty has hit. For most people, that means around high school time. If you are a football player, it can be tempting to start lifting earlier. That opens up a lot of potential hazards though.

The main issue is safety. Lifting is a pretty dangerous activity, especially if you are still just learning. Not only can weights be dropped, but you can also perform wrong movements that end up doing more harm than good.

For younger teenagers, working out using bodyweight exercises or bands is the better way to go. It is safer, more natural and teaches flexibility at a younger age. With the programs that are out there, young people can start developing their muscles without ever having to touch a weight.

Even though there should be some limitations when trying to build a ton of muscle as a younger person, it is never too early to start treating your body well and building up your overall health. Learning small muscle building exercises at a young age gives the athlete a mindset to live a healthy life. Coupled with a proper diet, younger people can eventually graduate to lifting weights and really bulking up if that is what they want to do.

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Resting For Muscle Growth http://musclefit.net/resting-for-muscle-growth/ http://musclefit.net/resting-for-muscle-growth/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:35:53 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=392 A common trap that people fall into when they first begin to workout is overdoing things. We have been taught to work hard, long hours to get where we want to be in life. While muscle building requires hard work, too much effort can be counterproductive.

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A common trap that people fall into when they first begin to workout is overdoing things. We have been taught to work hard, long hours to get where we want to be in life. While muscle building requires hard work, too much effort can be counterproductive.

You can’t build muscle tissue without rest and recovery. Working out the same muscles for a long period of time, every single day, won’t give your muscles the proper amount of time to repair themselves. The result is a worn out body that is more vulnerable for injury and illness. You also won’t be seeing much, if any, muscle gain.

So you want to properly set up your rest and recovery routine when you begin any type of workout. Most workouts actually touch on this a bit, but for those not following a program that lays out a daily program, let’s take a closer look at things.

The amount of hours you sleep at night are essential. If you are now working out regularly, sleep is that much more important. That’s because you are putting your body through stress during the workouts. If you are not getting at the very least six hours of sleep per day, your body will not be able to hold up. After a few workouts, your energy levels will be down, your immune system will break down and you won’t have enough time to properly build and repair muscle tissue.

Each workout program is different. You can’t find one program though that doesn’t include a rest day. Even P90X, one of the most well-known and intense workouts on the market, gives you rest days. This is where there is a bit of leeway. Some people think you should workout one day, rest the next. Some just say you need 1-2 rest days. The best way to see what works for you is to just see how your body reacts. At the very least, one off day is needed to see results. You don’t want to have any injury setbacks.

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Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Review http://musclefit.net/ultimate-mma-strength-and-conditioning-review/ http://musclefit.net/ultimate-mma-strength-and-conditioning-review/#respond Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:40:30 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=92 As the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) continues to grow all across the world, if you are like me you can’t help but notice how ripped their muscles are and how physically fit their entire body is.

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As the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) continues to grow all across the world, if you are like me you can’t help but notice how ripped their muscles are and how physically fit their entire body is.

So when I first heard about the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning exercising program, I knew it had potential to be extremely beneficial. Read on to see more, but in a nutshell here is my Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning review: five stars.

I can’t stress how much of an impact MMA has made on my life. I was always a fan of fighting, such as boxing and wrestling, but these athletes just seem a notch above average. When I found out that the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning program could help me train like my idols, I knew I couldn’t just overlook it.

I’ve used a ton of workout programs in my day, and to be honest the majority of them do work as long as you work at it. What Eric Wong has done with this program though is take it to a different level. This not only works, but it works wonders. The entire body is sore after the initial workout, and you can feel yourself literally getting in shape as you do it. Even if you think you are already in shape, you will soon find out you can get in better shape with the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning workout.

The problem many MMA beginners, or people just looking to get in shape but not fight, is they want to focus on weight training to get stronger. It makes sense right? If you are fighting you need to be strong. Well, that is not entirely true. Wong stresses the importance of cardio to build up stamina as you workout. It also is important to combine with strength for power. As any MMA veteran will tell you, if you have the quick power, you can win any fight.

As with most fitness programs these days, the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning system has a money back guarantee, a nutritional guide (which I found to be better than the majority out there), and different levels of training to focus on. I’m not a huge fan of MMA in general, but I am a fan of getting in shape. If you are a fan of both, this is the perfect workout program to use.

Ready to try the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning program? Check it out here.


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Do Supplements Really Help Build Muscle? http://musclefit.net/do-supplements-really-help-build-muscle/ http://musclefit.net/do-supplements-really-help-build-muscle/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:13:06 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=369 Supplements have been around for years. In fact, the business continues to grow to this day. Each year millions of dollars are spent as people look for a way to get healthier and build more muscle.

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Supplements have been around for years. In fact, the business continues to grow to this day. Each year millions of dollars are spent as people look for a way to get healthier and build more muscle.

I get asked nearly every day what type of supplements I use. The truth is, I personally don’t use anything on a regular basis. Occasionally, I use XtremeNO if I really am looking to boost my current performance, but for the most part I try to stay away from them.

The reason why I discuss and promote very few supplements is I really think for the average person they are a waste of time. No, I’m not saying they don’t work. In fact, I have seen a lot of supplements that are safe, natural and work wonders.

However, I feel like 99% of the people I meet want to just add some decent muscle and have an overall healthier body. To do that, you don’t need supplements. You only need a solid workout program and a proper diet.

If you are that 1% who want to truly get huge, supplements can help aide the process. I currently have few reviews of supplements on my website currently, but in time more will pop up I’m sure. For now, I would recommend asking around and doing comparative shopping at your local health store.

I’ve been doing reviews for actual muscle building workouts you can get cheap online. I decided to go this route over supplements because it is cheaper, easier and something you can do on your own. In reality, all you need is a simple balance of working out and eating well.

So what is the next step. Well, I have recently reorganized this site to help you find programs that work for you faster. I mostly stick to the workouts either I, or someone close to me, has had success with. That way you don’t have to weed through all the duds out there.

Take a look around, check out a few of the programs and find one that fits what you want. Most of the programs will cost less than even a one month supply of supplements at the store.

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How Adding Muscle Can Help Clear Your Mind http://musclefit.net/how-adding-muscle-can-help-clear-your-mind/ http://musclefit.net/how-adding-muscle-can-help-clear-your-mind/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:57:35 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=311 Usually, the perception is that if you have a lot of muscles, you are considered a meat head. On the other hand, if you are skinny but look rather dorky, you have a great mind.

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Usually, the perception is that if you have a lot of muscles, you are considered a meat head. On the other hand, if you are skinny but look rather dorky, you have a great mind.

Stereotypes are not always the best thing to look at and take as truth though. In fact, I feel (as do many others who have researched the topic) that building muscle is great for the mind.

What is the one thing that always happens to us when are calenders are full? We become very stressed out to the point we become less productive. I have found that lifting and workout out my muscles relieves stress and also lets me take out any anger I have built up.

Think about it. You had a rough day. How do you turn your day around? While you might feel like letting out a scream or punching something, control any anger built up inside and instead use it for good.

By lifting and doing other workouts, you clear your mind as well. No longer are you thinking about what makes you angry or stressful. Instead, you are thinking about how you are getting in better shape, and how the little things that both you should be ignored.

My best advice is to lift towards the end of the day. I feel that is better than the morning, because it’s a way to slowly taper down. It’s a tactic I have been using for quite some time now.

Going back to the muscle vs. mind thing. Who says you can’t have both and become a force? If you have a busy schedule and you don’t want your mind to be filled with nasty thoughts all day, you should consider some type of workout plan that can help you relieve all that tension.

 

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Foods That Help You Build Muscle http://musclefit.net/foods-that-help-you-build-muscle/ http://musclefit.net/foods-that-help-you-build-muscle/#respond Sat, 24 Sep 2011 17:36:20 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=304 There are so many ways to build muscle the right way these days. With workouts popping up everywhere on the internet plus at actual gyms, you have options galore if you want to get in great shape.

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There are so many ways to build muscle the right way these days. With workouts popping up everywhere on the internet plus at actual gyms, you have options galore if you want to get in great shape.

How about the foods you eat though? What should you be doing that you might not realize so you can reach your potential in the shortest amount of time?

For the most part, protein is the most essential ingredient to help you build the muscle that you are wanting.

So first, a little bit of an overview. Why do you need protein? When you workout and exercise you are wearing down the protein that is connected to your muscles. Therefore, the more you workout, the more you need to reevaluate what you are putting into your body.

Here are my four favorite foods to help build up your protein level again:

Eggs: Depending on who you talk to, some people say eggs are bad for you while others say they are an essential part of your daily routine in the morning. Eggs have a lot of saturated fat, so don’t load them with too much cheese. They are full of nutrients though, and especially protein. Make them however way you like your eggs and have at it.

Fish: One of the best meats for you, the only drawback is that it contains a lot of mercury. Because of this, you need to limit yourself to eating fish a few times a week tops. Always opt for the grilled and broiled types of fish (non-breaded) so that you don’t consume a bunch of unneeded calories.

(Most) Nuts: Think peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc. These are great snacks (much, much better than most other snacks) and are easy to carry around. They can help you with those cravings in between meals as well.

(Chocolate or White) Milk: This might be a tad shocking, but this is actually a great thing to drink after a hard workout, or even just during the day. It gives you a ton of protein, plus all the carbohydrates you need without going overboard. Skim and 1% is better for you when you consider a balanced diet and the right amount of protein.

So there you have it. There are a ton of other options (think meats, dairy products and nuts) so have at it after you workout. Eating the right way can help you see results quicker and keep the muscle building a bit easier.

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Finding The Right Workout Program http://musclefit.net/finding-the-right-workout-program/ http://musclefit.net/finding-the-right-workout-program/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:35:46 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=298 Chances are if you are searching for workouts, you really haven’t found the right fit yet. In reality, it isn’t all that hard to find as long as you know what you are looking for and want. With so many options out there, it can be a bit overwhelming at first though. I’ll try to [...]

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Chances are if you are searching for workouts, you really haven’t found the right fit yet. In reality, it isn’t all that hard to find as long as you know what you are looking for and want. With so many options out there, it can be a bit overwhelming at first though. I’ll try to help you out some.

So how do you go about finding the right plan for you? Well, the first think you need to figure out is if you want to focus more on slimming down, or bulking up with muscle. A lot of programs will cater more one way than the other.

Second, the options are out there depending on how busy you are. Say you want a workout that you can do entirely from your own home. That workout might not be quite as intense as the workout you have to go to a gym for, but you still get to workout when time is limited.

Another thing to consider is if you want to even use weights period or not. There are a lot of bodyweight options available for you, meaning you don’t need any additional equipment.

Many people are so worried about trying a new program because they do not want to waste their money. The great thing is most if not all of the ebooks online allow you to make returns if you feel as though the program is a waste of your time. Therefore, you have nothing to fear and might as well just try the system out.

Whether you are just starting to workout, or if you are a seasoned veteran looking for something new, there is no doubt that you can find a program that meets your needs. You just need to continue to search, narrow it down to a few choices, and the rest is history.

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What Does It Actually Mean To Be Fit? http://musclefit.net/what-does-it-actually-mean-to-be-fit/ http://musclefit.net/what-does-it-actually-mean-to-be-fit/#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:12:12 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=184 So when everyone talks about how they want to get fit, what exactly does that mean? Well, that all depends on who the person is. For some, it means slimming down and being as lean as possible. For others, they are looking to bulk up with muscles.

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So when everyone talks about how they want to get fit, what exactly does that mean? Well, that all depends on who the person is. For some, it means slimming down and being as lean as possible. For others, they are looking to bulk up with muscles.

First let’s take a look at the lean part. It is pretty common practice for people to want to lose weight when they get fit. Most people who are carrying the extra weight don’t really care about replacing it with muscle. If you are judging your success by how many pounds you have shed, you want to do a lot of cardio and go easy on the weight lifting.

Eating is a big part of gaining muscle and losing weight as well. No matter how hard you work out, if you eat chocolate all day you will not lose any weight or gain muscle. You must find a nice, balanced diet to get you the results you are looking for.

Now let me quickly go over gaining muscle when you are trying to get fit. It’s true that you also need to get lean while you are gaining muscle, or else the fat will cover up the muscles you want to show.

Whether you are wanting replace your fat with muscle mass, or if you are just looking to get as lean as possible so your overall weight is down, the basic premise is the same. You are going to have to become fit and make some lifestyle changes to meet your goals. For some people, that is just getting some exercise. If you need a specific program to coach you and help you out, take a look at some of the programs I have reviewed on this website. Between all the options, you are bound to find at least one good one.

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Five Tips To Build Muscle While At Home http://musclefit.net/five-tips-to-build-muscle-while-at-home/ http://musclefit.net/five-tips-to-build-muscle-while-at-home/#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:10:02 +0000 http://musclefit.net/?p=182 So you want to build all kinds of lean muscle but don’t have money to join a club. That’s all fine these days, because you can get fit from your own home. Just remember that you will get sweaty, so you might not want to do it hovering over your nice new carpet and furniture. [...]

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So you want to build all kinds of lean muscle but don’t have money to join a club. That’s all fine these days, because you can get fit from your own home. Just remember that you will get sweaty, so you might not want to do it hovering over your nice new carpet and furniture. Here are five tips I like to use when trying to workout at home.

1. Walk/Jog: This might not be for everyone, but it can be done. Most people have a set of stairs in their home. Doing sets up and down the stairs can help cut the fat off in no time. I recommend getting outside to do this exercise when you can, but on rainy days this works.

2. Pushups/Crunches: There have been some football players who have claimed to only do these to get in tip top shape. If it works for world class athletes, it can definitely work for someone just looking to drop some pounds. Between the pushups and the crunches, you are well on your way to sculpting your body.

3. Lifting: I am not talking about building a huge gym. Small weights under 25 lbs are easy to use and store. You can get great workouts by stepping up the reps.

4. Squats: It all starts with powerful legs, and you can get those powerful legs from doing squats. You can either go without weights, or use the hand weights you have for the above exercise to get those legs you always wanted.

5. Buy a complete workout program/video: There are a ton out there. A lot of the best ones have reviews on this site. The fact is, there are very few reasons you should not be able to get a good workout done from your home.

So when it’s all said and done, you have a ton of options available to you. There are many people who are in the same situation as you so the market has grown like crazy.

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