Calories For A Healthy Lifestyle And Muscle Mass
Be Mindful of The Calories You Intake
Calories are important when it comes to our physical appearance and our overall health. The calories we consume give us the energy we need to function on the daily basis. They also add fat in unwanted places when you are consuming more than you burn. The calories we burn are also important because we need to burn more than we consume in order to maintain a healthy weight. However, too many people focus on burning calories making them participate in aerobic activity several hours a week. This is not necessary; it is a waste of your valuable time. Here’s how it works. Everything you consume has calories; everything you do burns calories. When you work out you burn the most calories.
What many people ignore, or may not be aware of, is that working out does not just burn calories at that moment. Instead, you burn calories throughout the day. Your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns fuel, also known as calories. The faster your metabolic rate, the faster your body will burn these calories for you. This being said, there are workout programs that will help you burn calories more efficiently.
Rather than focusing on burning a bunch of calories during one work out – typically a cardiovascular workout – it is more important to focus on calories burned throughout a given day. To increase your caloric burn you need to build muscle with strength training exercise rather than lose muscle and water weight with aerobic exercise. Strength training exercises help you to build and maintain lean muscle mass. When you have more lean muscle mass than you do fat mass, you will have the ideal body. But, you will also have a body that functions as it should.
Anyway, stop wasting hours running or swimming. Instead, find about 30 minutes at least 2-3 times a week to work, and challenge your muscles. This little bit of time will give you a faster metabolic rate, more energy, a much firmer physique, and can even add years to your life. When muscle mass is greater than fat mass your body has a much better chance of fighting, or avoiding, many life-threatening diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. So, it is up to you. Do you want to sit on the couch and watch your life slip away? Do you want to spend 2 hours a day jogging, walking, or running just to try to lose a few pounds? Or do you want to spend 2 hours a week building muscle that will give you the life that you deserve? Stop wasting your time on meaningless exercise and get yourself into a regular, proper strength training program. Start losing fat and start burning your way to that sexy physique that many only dream of. Stop sitting on the couch thinking there is nothing you can do about that flabby belly or those love handles. Change your life and lifestyle choices today.
5 Ways to Grow Muscle(check out my strength training workout below and some of my books:)
Many men’s fitness magazines do not provide adequate advice for growing muscle mass. These magazines may be filled with pictures of bodybuilding models who have been born with the gift of great genetics, and they build muscle mass rather quickly. Instead of following generic advice in fitness magazines, a person needs a personalized approach to building muscle mass. Check out a few of my exercises of choice here for a leaner stronger body.
To grow muscle, one should keep these 5 tips in mind.
Joining the local gym and doing some strength training is the first step towards gaining muscle mass. You should try the empty bar and learn how to lift using it. So many people are intimidated to use the equipment in a gym and there is no need for that. Part of growing muscle is gaining self-confidence, so one should never be afraid to ask for help in using gym equipment. When lifting weights, one should try to achieve a proper technique for optimal muscle gain.
The pros typically work out 5 to 6 times a week. The average person can not handle this exhausting routine, however. You need to get adequate sleep and rest in between workouts. You should always focus on getting in at least 3 workouts in a week. Also, you should focus on the intensity of those workouts as opposed to the duration of them.
- Consume More Food
The human body requires adequate food for optimal recovery from workouts. Eating more will allow any guy or gal to build muscle faster. Eating every three hours is one strategy to grow muscle. By eating every three hours, one will speed up their metabolism and speed up muscle repair. Also consume be sure to eat a sufficient and healthy breakfast each and every day.
- Stay Away from Machines
Machines can force a person into complicated and dangerous unnatural movement patterns. Free weights, on the other hand, allow the body to move in an unrestricted fashion. Using free weights is also an economical choice. Home gyms can cost thousands of dollars; while free weights typically costs close to a dollar a pound on average, and you have the weight practically forever. Machines can get jammed up, or a cable can break, kink up or move in a way that is not smooth on a machine, among other mishaps. Free weight are less problematic in the long run.
- Consume Whole Foods
By eating whole foods, you will lose more fat and your muscle mass will be more defined. People will notice your physique more. In addition, whole foods contribute more to a recovery than do processed foods. Whole foods like chicken, eggs, and milk are the greatest sources of nutrients for your body when it comes to building more muscle mass. Growing muscle should be fun and enjoyable. You should approach your quest to build a better body as a friendly challenge.