Building Muscle the Easy Way
- POSTED ON Saturday, August 17, 2019
If you build up your strength, muscle will follow. NoAbs After Forty one ever built muscles without building their strength. I personally recommend weight lifting combined with body-weight exercises. If you are just starting out do body-weight exercises only for the first two weeks before starting with weightsWeight Lifting. To begin with start with a light weight that you can manage. Once you get comfortable and learn proper technique then you can start adding more weight Body Weight Exercises.
There is a reason that people still do push ups, crunches and dips, they work!!Machines vs. Free Weights. If you are going for maximum muscle growth in a shorter period of time I would recommend free weights.Safety. Believe it or not free weights are actually safer than machines. In an effort to isolate a specific muscle machines will often force you into not only an uncomfortable position, but sometimes one that puts too much stress on joints.Inclusion. Free weights will force all of your muscle groups, not just the primary muscle group you are working on to balance and control the weight.
Reality. The strength that is built using machines does not seem to translate into the real world. We have all seen what looked like strong people until you asked them to help move a couch! Who wants to just look strong?More bang for the buck. If you decide to work out at home instead of joining a gym You can do a lot more exercise with limited amount of free weights for a lot less than the purchase price of one machine.