Weight Lifting: What Every Beginner Should Know!

Here are a few things that beginners should know about weight lifting. First you put good strain on your joints as well as your bones when you lift weights. This strengthens your bones. Strong bones protect our bodies against breakage and osteoporosis. Another important point about weight lifting is that as your muscles increase in size your body becomes more shapely and firm – more attractive. Weight lifting also helps you more vigorously perform your aerobic exercise, which in turn will increase your cardiovascular endurance and help your heart. The reason you are able to perform at a higher level is the weight lifting has increased your muscular strength, and therefore your ability to tolerate more intense exercise. Weight lifting …

Arm Exercises For Beginning Bodybuilders

Most people new to bodybuilding pay a lot of attention to building big arms, sometimes to the point of overtraining. Don’t forget, the arm muscles are brought into play during most exercises aimed at other body parts so care must be taken not to overdo things. Having said that, the arms are complex body parts in their own right and deserve a properly focused exercise program. In basic terms the arm consists of three main muscle groups: 1. Biceps brachii – two muscles at the front upper arm that run from the elbow to the shoulders. 2. Triceps brachii – three muscles at the rear upper arm that run from the elbow to the shoulder. 3. Forearm – several smaller …

Protein is NOT the Best Food to Build Muscle

Copyright 2006 Jonathan Perez In my previous article, Why You Dont Need Protein To Gain Muscle, I wrote about 1 of the 3 incorrect beliefs that everyone has of protein, thinking that you must eat massive amounts to gain weight and build muscle mass. I spoke about why it is NOT true that protein is what makes up most of the muscle weight on your body. Today, I’m going to write a little about the 2nd myth: that eating high amounts of fats or carbs (as opposed to eating high protein) is going to make you look like a little ball of lard (fat). Let me make one point really clear, if your goal is to gain muscle weight and …

7 Reasons Why Your Muscles Stop Growing. How To Get Muscle To Grow Again

Have ever wondered why your muscles stopped growing after a few months of training even though you are training very hard? Here are 7 reasons why your muscles stopped growing and how to get your muscle to grow again. You are training too hard Every time when you train your muscles intensely, you are actually breaking down your muscles. So your muscles need to recover from the damages you inflicted on them. So train each muscle group only once or at most twice a week. You are training too long Keep your workout intense but do not workout more than an hour each time. After 45 minutes of intensive training, your cortisol level will increase. This hormone is known to …