Hennie Kotze

Muscle Building Workouts


Muscle building workouts are workouts designed specifically for the purpose of building muscle. It is important to have the right workout as to not overwork the body, yet, still get the results you want. Here are a few tips to help you plan the best workout for you. Plan the workouts so you can exercise each muscle group once a week. Balance the workout so all muscles get equal exercise and don’t overwork any muscles and leave others underworked.

Drink water and a lot of it. Water is vital to the success of muscle building workouts as you will need it to keep your body going, detoxify, and ensure a fast metabolism.  Set realistic goals for every muscle building workout ensuring motivation throughout the training process. Plan ahead and schedule the workouts so you still have at least two or three days rest per week. Use a training log to help keep track of which muscles you have exercised thus far and which will need more attention.

Muscle building workouts differ from weight loss workouts in the sense that weight loss workouts are made up of low intensity and many reps whereas muscle building workouts  are high in intensity and have fewer  reps. This means that you will do 6-8 reps of an exercise where the last rep is very hard to do. Rest between sets, but keep it short. The rest in between should be 90 seconds at most. Your workouts should not last longer than 75 minutes as your body will stop building muscle efficiently after 75 minutes. The limit is 75 minutes, but it would be a good idea to keep between 60 and 65 minutes.

Hard work and dedication are the keys to the success of workouts and the reaching of training goals. Stay motivated, have a good bodybuilding workout routine, and follow an appropriate diet. With these tips and some more research you will be well on your way to getting the muscle gain that you really want.


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