3 Muscle Myths To Avoid For Successful Body Building Training

Nov 24 09:24 2009 Daniel Vic Clay Print This Article

Throughout the time you have been body building training, it’s likely that you have come across all kinds of confusing and conflicting advice about what you should and shouldn’t eat and how you must perform your training to get maximum muscle mass.

It has to be said that this is due mainly to the way in which the popularity of body building training has increased and the amount of misinformation that is now available on the Internet.   Here are three of the myths to avoid if you want to be successful.

Low Repetitions to "Bulk" and High Repetitions to "Tone"

Using low reps and heavy weights to bulk up and high reps and lighter weights to tone up is probably the most common myth you are likely to hear about when body building training.  Bulking and toning are words of no sense which have been created by self proclaimed gurus and bad trainers some of whom would even suggest that you should avoid key heavy exercises such as deadlifts and squats when your intention is to lean down!

As far as your physique is concerned you should be concentrating on building muscle and getting rid of some fat.  An intense stimulus from heavy weights and compound movements is involved when you want to build new muscle and fat loss needs that you follow a proper calorie controlled diet and partake in a regular exercise regime.  Switching to lighter weights whilst losing fat will definitely not help.  In fact,Guest Posting your physique is likely to look worse than before you started.  Your body needs the same intense stimulus it had when first building up the muscle if you want to retain or add to muscle whilst losing those excess pounds of fat.  

You Are Only Able to Digest 30 Grams of Protein per Meal

There is a great amount of debate around the subject of how much protein you need to build muscle, even though the majority of body building training nutritionists do recognize its need.  However, there are still some people who insist that the human body can only digest around 30 grams of protein at each meal and that trying to take more than this amount would be rendered as useless or in some cases, counterproductive.  This, of course, is absolute rubbish.

You get more accustomed to eating a high protein, high calorie muscle building diet as you gain more muscle and your body’s ability to use this nutrient increases.  If you listen to the experts you will hear their advice to eat in the region of 1 gram of protein for every pound of body weight each meal but a trainee undergoing an intense regime would benefit more by consuming 2 grams for each pound.  This means at a weight of around 250 pounds eating between 80 and 100 grams per meal (500 each day) is ideal and I can confirm I have seen my best muscular gain when sticking to this.  

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