Build Lean Muscle Mass
For many people, gaining weight is quite easy. Just look at most Americans. It's losing weight that is difficult.
However, even though millions of people are chronically overweight, they're “under-muscled.” The objective of this post is to change that.
To build lean muscle mass, you have to take on a serious weight training and diet regimen. Hopefully, you are starting from a point where you are relatively lean or just need to drop a few pounds of body fat. But if you're seriously overweight, you can still follow the prescription I'm about to give; just realize that it's going to take some time and a lot of effort to see lasting results.
All that said, it's pretty easy to build lean muscle mass.
How to Build Lean Muscle Mass
These are some general guidelines to follow. You can check out Building Muscle in 30 Minutes a Day for an in-depth view of how to put it all together. Note that you need to do some form of cardio in order to supercharge your calorie-burning efforts. Here's what I propose:
- Follow the Building Muscle in 30 Minutes a Day system.
- Add 30 minutes every single day of cardio. It can be fast walking, running (not jogging, too hard on the joints), cycling, or active hiking. I prefer mountain biking, but you can do anything you want as long as you do it hard for 30 minutes.
- Eat frequent, small meals. The idea here is to maintain blood sugar levels so that you don't get hungry and don't burn muscle for fuel.
- Add 4 Fat-Loss Secret Ingredients to your diet.
- If you cannot prepare 6 meals a day, buy a meal replacement supplement like MetRx. You really cannot afford to miss meals.
- Portion control is king! Don't eat a lot. Use smaller bowls, plates, and utensils.
- Eat slowly. You may feel like you're grazing all day (because you are) but it's necessary.
As you might surmise from the above list, diet is very important. In fact 80 percent of your success can be attributed to nutrition. Don't take it lightly. In order to build lean muscle mass, you have to eat lean, quality food. No fat diets DO NOT WORK but neither does “all you can eat.”
Choose to eat wisely and train smart. You'll build a better-looking body that will be healthier, too!