Building Muscle Without Weights

December 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Muscle Building

Let us take a look at how your muscles literally become big maybe not necessarily huge. Your body systems and processes are maintained because of the nutrients that are absorbed by your body after the digestion of food. A well-balanced diet may give the necessary macro-nutrients as well as micronutrients that your body needs.

Doing cardio is what you need to do if you want to gain weight not lose it. By lifting weights you’ll increase your appetite which is a good thing because it’ll make you want to eat like a horse throughout the day. It will also help you gain muscle tone instead of a bunch of extra flat. When you eat a whole bunch you need to make sure you’re doing exercise too.

Alcohol and certain other drugs can increase the level of estrogen in your body that may be one of the reasons behind the development of male breasts. Hence, it is a great idea to avoid alcohol altogether.

During the process of working out, your body naturally produces nitric oxide. This compound paves the way for better blood circulation through one of your body processes called vasodilatation. When your blood is able to move without constrictions, your muscle tissues get sufficient supply of oxygen and vital micronutrients.

One additional tip is to watch what you eat and know your body. Hard gainers may need extra calories but most of us need fewer calories. You can’t see muscle under a layer of fat! You need to make sure your gains are visible.

Simple carbohydrates which are found in fruits such as apple, orange, grapes, raisins and mango are really good for this purpose. You can also consume honey and high energy carb drinks which can provide you with good amount of energy.

Some of the most commonly used exercises for this purpose are bench press and flat DB chest press, bent over barbell rows and close grip chin ups, seated DB shoulder press and standing military press, dips and triceps press downs, standing barbell curls and incline bicep curls, squats and lunges, dead lifts and stiff leg dead lifts, standing calve raises, weighted ball sit-ups and weighted cable crunches.

Then, when we get into high school, we tend to get caught up in lifting heavy weights. This is usually because we need development for a sport activity. We leave the traditional behind and building muscle without weights just doesn’t get the respect that I think it deserves.

To get a solid fat burning workout all you need is plain old-fashion barbells or dumbbells. Maybe even less. To get a good workout, start off with a good set of adjustable dumbbells and a bench.

If you eat more calories than your body is able to use as energy, it will be stored. This point is clear. The key about calories is how to enjoy them in appropriate measure, and how many to consume in relation to your activity level and nutritional requirements.


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