This is the “secret” to building muscle fast you’ve never heard
Yes, you heard me right. There is a secret to building muscle fast. And I’m going to share it with you in this article today.
What I’m going to share is not really a secret, per se. It is almost common knowledge. But because so many people know this information and yet don’t apply it – I’ve decided to call it a secret.
I can hear you thinking, “What is the secret already?”
It’s only 4 letters long. R-E-S-T. Thats how you build muscle. You don’t build muscle when you’re in the gym… sweating… straining and lifting weights!
In fact, if most bodybuilders (and weight lifters too) don’t realize they’re actually over-training because they’re putting too much emphasis on working out and not enough emphasis on recovering!
So how can you benefit from this secret and start building more muscle today?
1. Get 5-8 hours of sleep each night – no exceptions. Most athletes are sleep deprived because you need more sleep than the average person if you’re working out hard (like you should be doing!)
2. Eat plenty of good food (especially good protein). You can get extra protein in your diet a number of ways – drinking a good protein drink at least once a day is an easy way to do this.
3. Stretch. Most bodybuilders and weight lifters don’t stretch enough. There are many benefits to stretching, but the biggest is it will help you recover faster because it gets nutrient rich blood to go to the muscles – which in turn helps them grow.
I know what you’re thinking… “It can’t be that simple to build muscle!” Well, it just could be that simple for you.
How can you tell?
If you’ve found that you’re not getting the gains you once were … if you feel like you’ve “hit the wall”…or you feel like you’re always tired then there’s a chance you’re not getting enough rest. If that’s the case, then a little rest and relaxation might be all you need to starting building more muscle right away!
Article Source: http://menshealthtoday.com
Author: Caleb Lee