What will it take to get the body that you desire? Do you want rippled abs, a chiseled chest, and lean and muscular extremities? You can start an effective workout plan today and see results within 8 to 12 weeks. A bodybuilding program contains three components, the workout, the diet, and the rest periods. It takes following a plan with these three components to get the body you want. It takes persistence and perseverance.
Your body type and your genetics play a role in how you will develop muscles but anyone can do it. If you are overweight in the beginning, you will need to cut your calories. If you are a hard gainer, you will need a huge surplus in calories. One of the best workout plans is to use compound joint movements. These exercises use more than one muscle at a time. The workout itself takes less time.
Examples of compound movements include squats, dips, pull-ups, push-ups, and the bench press. All of these exercises use multiple muscles. You want to work out enough to stress and tear the muscle to build muscle.
Add aerobics to your workout. Besides the obvious healthy reasons to do aerobics it will complement your bodybuilding program. If you are a hard gainer, though stay away from aerobics for a while to conserve your calories. You need to progressively add resistance or weight to build and strengthen your muscles. Increase the weights gradually so you do not injure yourself. You will know when it is time to add weights when your current weights are not difficult anymore.
You need to eat the proper diet to build muscle mass. To build you will need to eat an abundance of calories unless you need to lose fat first. Your diet should be rich with lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and mono-saturated fats.
You need the proper rest for your muscles to repair themselves and grow. Allow at least 24 hours between workouts and try to get eight hours of sleep a night. These are the three main components to a bodybuilders muscle building plan. If you follow these steps, you will see results within 8 to 12 weeks.