A body building workout program should be tailored to your body type in order to get positive results. You have to remember that your body is different from other people. You have different metabolism rate and you also have a different body structure that will require a different body building program. If your friend has a great body building program, don't expect that the same program will work for you.
One mistake that most people make when it comes to body building is that they stick to a program that doesn't work at all. Besides, if you see that your body building program is not working, why should you stick to it at all? Why should you keep on doing it? It's a complete waste of time and energy.
Try to give a work out program a week or two. This way, you will be able to see if there are any improvements or not. Do not use the same work out program for three months if you don't see any positive results right after two weeks of using the program.
Here are some tips that will be able to maximize efficiency when you work out and also maximize your body building exercises.
First of all, you need to remember that half reps will not cut it. Do only full reps even if it is strenuous. However, you have to avoid overtraining at the same time. Always remember that in body building, resting is very important. Try to rest for at least a day between workout sessions. This way, you will be able to give your muscles the rest it needs in order to grow.
You also need to keep in mind that when you go on a body building exercise, you are deliberately injuring your muscles. What you are actually doing is injuring your muscles in order for it to grow. When you injure your muscles through body building, you are letting the body adjust to your activities and let it grow stronger and bigger muscle tissues. This is what actually happens when you go body building.
If you are overweight or you are fat, then you have to remember that the best way to reduce fat is by adding cardiovascular exercises in your body building program. Cardiovascular exercises burn calories and fat as it is an aerobic exercise. Weight lifting is considered to be anaerobic exercises which mean that it burns sugar.
The correct execution of the exercises is also very important in promoting muscle growth. A lot of people make a mistake of doing each exercise too fast. Some just allows the weight to drop. This is a mistake. Going slow on each repetition is actually more beneficial as you are concentrating. For example, if you are doing standing barbell curls, don't do it too fast. Instead, lift the barbell up until you fully contract your biceps and slowly lower it down to the starting position. The lowering motion actually is more effective than the curling motion or the lifting motion in promoting muscle growth.
With slow, smooth, and controlled motion, you will concentrate on the muscles more which means that it is more effective in promoting muscle growth.
These are just some of the many ways on how you can gain muscle at a fast rate. Always remember that with the proper diet, proper execution of the exercises, and the right amount of rest, you will be able to get the results you want fast.