Our expert Personal Trainer, Rob Jones provides you with some great exercise to help you reach your goal.
Follow these muscle building essentials when crafting your weekly workout and you can't go wrong in increasing both size and definition.
Mass-building reps and sets. The key to building mass will be reaching no more or less than 8-12 repetitions with the muscle building exercises in your workout, and to repeat this for between three to five sets. Select a weight where you hit fatigue between the 8-12 reps and be sure to rest at least 1.5-2 minutes between sets.
Different muscles on different days You're going to be working muscles hard so split the size building element of your workouts onto different days. Always ensure that you balance the work on both left and right sides of the body and on opposing muscle groups (e.g. chest and back muscles).
Muscle building nutrition Use sports-specific nutritional supplements to aid muscle growth. Look for protein supplements containing whey isolates, a high quality protein easier for the body to digest and absorb, and a multivitamin to replenish the nutrients that encourage healthy tissue growth.
Take time to recover Leave at least 48 hours between mass building exercises focusing on the same muscle groups to allow adequate time for recovery. Support and enhance your recovery time by using sports nutrition supplements containing creatine monohydrate, a protein essential for enhancing speedy muscle growth and recovery.
Get definition Trim body fat, gain definition and improve muscular condition by adding 'final finishers' to the end of each and every workout. Finishers are 5-10 minute high rep, high-intensity workouts designed to hit all muscle groups with compound exercises and stimulate EPOC – a fat burning effect that lasts for hours post-exercise. Further support your exercise fat burn by adding a thermogenic sports nutrition supplement to your daily diet.
Essential movements Ensure you include the following essential movements into every workout – either in the main size building element of your workout or within the final finisher: pushing exercises, such as a shoulder or bench press; pulling exercises, such as back rows or pull-ups; squatting exercises; and hinging exercises, such as a dumbbell or kettlebell swings.
Take the 30 Days Challenge. Use our Exercise Plan to effectively combine our advanced metabolic formula Metaburn with a regular exercise regime to trim, tone & define.
Take the 30 Days Challenge. Use our Exercise Plan to effectively combine our advanced metabolic formula Metaburn® with a regular exercise regime to trim, tone & define.
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