Don’t get caught up in trying to reduce your weight or decrease the size of a certain body part so that you have a result in the end that leaves you skinny, frail, out of shape and metabolically challenged. Even when fat loss is number one on your things to do for your body check list, do your best to keep muscle. You never want to sacrifice your muscle and end up with muscle loss. Having muscle means your body will burn calories faster and you will look tighter as well as feel great.
Four Methods to Building Muscle
- Find your one rep max. Then zero in on it, test and set PR’s, then take the time to get with high weight and low reps. It’s time to get out of your comfort zone and try something different. You don’t always have to go crazy over that muscle burn sensation every time.
- If you are like me and you enjoy working out with a slow and controlled movement each time, then make an adjustment for a power lift. This will allow you to add more power movement. Make an attempt and allow different things to find what works for you for example, kettlebell swings. You can use anything that might make you use all the speed and power you have.
- This is a great opportunity to zone in on muscle groups that will enhance your body. Usually delts, lats and the famous glutes are prime areas for women. All other muscle groups will fall right into place and this just may add the curves right where you welcome them.
- Time under tension. Even if you are able to lift a pretty heavy weight for one or two reps, this will not get you muscle mass. You will have to obtain it with time under tension. When you have drained yourself with full range of motion try back-off sets, drop sets and also partials. Remember, time under tension is how you can calculate the total amount of work you place on a muscle not how much weight you can lift and exhaust your muscle.
Now that you have the tools to get out into the gym and have a successful work out to maintain that figure you’ve always wanted. Go for it, after all, you are worth all the effort it takes.