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Five Weightlifting Tips To Maximize Your Muscle Gain


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Posted By Earnest T.

To get the results you seek from lifting weights, you have to use good form and proper technique. You must also allow your muscles plenty of time to develop. Allow at least four months to get that pumped up look, that is four months of consistent effort toward achieving your muscle gain goals. With determination and perseverance, you will get that chiseled look you seek. Here are five weight lifting tips to help you out.

Learn the proper form for each exercise before you attempt it. Using the wrong form will slow your progress and may even cause you injury. If you aren't sure, ask a staff member for some weight lifting tips that cover proper technique and routines that will help you meet your goals.

It's also a good idea to keep records of your repetitions and weight used so you can track your progress and plan your routines.

1. Goal Setting: It is what will keep you focused on the end result thus your goal setting is very important. To get you down to the gym three or more times a week and keep you highly motivated, you need your short and long term sensible goals set in place.

When you achieve a short-term goal, have a celebration, then head back to the gym and keep plugging away towards your end goal. Having many easily achievable short phase goals along the way will motivate you to train hard.

Work backwards from your end goal to help you determine your mini-goals. For example, if you hope to gain 50 pounds in a year from weight training, then set a goal to gain five pounds in your first month.

2. Make A Vow: Do not let lack of commitment be the reason you fail to pack on muscle. Do not let confusion lead to lack of commitment. Get a hold of a good weight lifting program so you have a step-by-step plan to follow on your way to achieving your muscle building goals.

Be sure that your goals align with the plans set up by digging deep into your potential program. Once a muscle add program has been chosen. Stick by it and follow through to the full.

3. Learning: For the most effective workout, learn all you can about bodybuilding and how exercises affect your muscles. Knowledge is power when it comes to getting ripped muscles. There is much to learn and most people have no idea how to go about it. Becoming knowledgeable could mean the difference between having a sculpted body at the end of six months and barely being able to see any progress. Sources of information are readily available in books, on the internet, and in weightlifting courses put together by experts.

4. Correct Technique: Because it's no fun tearing a muscle or crunching cartilage, correct method is very important. The main advantage to proper technique is more muscle gain other than safety. To have the most benefit to your muscle growth carry out an exercise the correct way and that's what we are after, right?

If too much weight makes you lose technique, drop the weight a little until you can manage it. Just to try to out lift your buddy, or yourself but never compromise your form.

5. Development: Take things a step at a time. You will not gain 50 pounds of muscle overnight. Thinking that far into the future can even be daunting. Cut it into smaller chunks. Develop your muscles to the point where you gain five pounds over the next four weeks. Give your muscles time to develop equally in a logical fashion so your whole body benefits from your weight lifting efforts. Think about these five weight training tips before you begin your next workout and maybe they will help you get better results.

Comments (7)

By Ellis C. on JUL 15 2017 @ 7:16PM

I'd add one for working out with a friend, so you're both accountable for keeping up with it.

By Ralph T. on JUL 15 2017 @ 3:08PM

I try to mix it up to isolate muscle groups at times, and don't try to isolate other times

By Ellis C. on JUL 15 2017 @ 8:11AM

On the part about learning...I really think there's no excuse not to learn since there are so many resources out on the internet these days to help you do it.

By Tommy M. on JUL 15 2017 @ 7:16AM

My vote is for proper technique, I don't know how many people I see doing exercises wrong and losing all the benefit....or at least a lot of it.

By Mitchell B. on JUL 14 2017 @ 9:19PM

Do a few lessons with a personal trainer to figure out the best plan up front.

By Brent L. on JUL 13 2017 @ 9:19PM

...and set Realistic goals

By Alexis B. on JUL 13 2017 @ 10:13AM

making a vow, and then keeping the vow

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