Making an appropriate nutrition plan to go along with an optimal bodybuilding, weight-loss and muscle-building fitness routine can be a time-consuming endeavour with a list that typically includes but is not limited to the following:
- Planning how many days a week you're going to exercise
- What exercises you're going to include in your programme
- How long your rest periods will be
- How many reps you're going to execute for each activity
Consequently, here are a few easy pointers to keep in mind when doing so.
Tip #1: Progressive overload
The ability to consistently add more weight to the barbell is the single most important factor influencing your rate of muscle gain. It doesn't matter how many principles you employ; if you aren't raising the total amount of weight you are lifting over a period of several months, you will not be gaining muscle at the rate that you would otherwise be. As a result, you begin experimenting with other tactics such as drop sets and super sets as a means of increasing the body's potential, with the goal of bumping it up to the next weight level within a few more weeks.
Tip #2: Keep in mind the law of failure
When it comes to building muscle, many people believe that lifting to failure on each and every single set is the most effective method. While this may be true, there are a lot of issues that can arise when you are lifting to failure on a consistent basis. A key problem is tiredness of the central nervous system (CNS). It is extremely taxing on the CNS to participate in workout routines that are designed to fail every time.
Tip #3: Compound Workouts
If you squander your time at the gym on exercises that only engage one or two minor muscle groups, you are not getting the most out of your workout. You have a limited amount of time each day to spend in the gym owing to both time and recovery constraints. Follow the guideline that you will only perform exercises that work at least two muscle groups for around 80 percent of your workout. Compound lifts are also more effective since they allow you to raise a greater amount of weight in one movement.
Tip #4: Take breaks
Remind yourself to take regular breaks. The mistake that many people make is to workout too hard and too frequently without taking time to recover.
Tip #5: Fuel your body before and after your workouts
Make sure you're fueling your body properly both before and after your bodybuilding workouts by adhering to a successful nutrition plan. An important oversight that will result in a lack of results is the failure to consume enough protein to fuel your body's efforts to build muscle mass, as well as enough carbohydrates to fuel your body's efforts to generate new muscle mass.