Having a better body is not as daunting a task as it may seem. All you need is the discipline and will power to follow a few simple rules. I know, I know; who likes to follow rules? But when it comes to fitness you have to follow a few rules to be successful.
If you want a better body you have to know exactly what you’re trying to accomplish. If bulking up and adding muscle to your physique is your goal write down on a piece of paper exactly how much weight you are trying to gain. Once you’ve done that chart your progress at certain intervals. For instance at day 30, day 60 and so on. Along with your written goal find yourself a visual goal of what you would like your body to look like. Find a picture of a body builder, athlete, actor or whoever has the body that you want yours to look like and place it right next to your written goal. This picture will serve as a motivational tool for you to keep pushing yourself and raising the bar for yourself at times when you feel lazy or feel like giving up.
Treat your body like a temple
We have all heard the old saying “Treat your body like a temple” I’m sure but the fact of the matter is there may not be a truer statement when it comes to having the better body you desire. To build muscle it is imperative that you eat right. A healthy, hardy breakfast, lunch and dinner are essential to building muscle. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because if you miss breakfast your nutrition for the day will be severely lacking. Along with eating correctly you will need to find the right multivitamin and protein shake. A good multivitamin will make sure you get all the micronutrients your diet maybe lacking. Learn to make your protein shake your best friend. If you eating properly a simple whey protein shake is fine. If your missing meals or you’re a hard gainer you may want to select a protein shake that is a meal replacement or mass gainer. Having a pre-workout protein shake will stimulate muscle growth during your workout and a post workout protein shake will help rebuild your muscles after they have been broken down from your workout. The next morning after your workout you want to make sure you have a protein shake as soon as you can so that you don’t loose the gains from your workout the previous day.
Select a good workout regiment
If your like most of us and don’t have the money to spend or time for a personal trainer selecting a good workout regiment is crucial. Choosing the right workout regiment or program is just a matter of doing a little research and finding one that suits your needs. It is important to follow the directions of individuals who are reputable and know what they are talking about. Otherwise you will end up wasting your time and energy or do more harm to yourself than good.
Following these three simple steps will allow you to begin the journey for the better body you seek. The rest is up to you. Believe me I know from experience as I was a classic hard gainer who in the past year has been able to pack on 25 to 30lbs. of muscle by following these three simple tips.