Top 10 Methods For Building Muscle Naturally

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According to nutritionists, building muscle has very little to do with genetics and a whole lot to do with how you eat, how you exercise, and how you rest.

If you want to build muscle the natural way, then the following tips are for you.

Before beginning any exercise regimen, check with your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to work out.

1. Limit Cardio

This may sound strange because cardio always seems to be strongly recommended, but consider what you are trying to do. Building muscle is about accumulating mass and you can’t do that if you burn all of your calories on the treadmill.

Limit cardio to twice per week and limit individual sessions to no more than 30 minutes. You won’t be forgoing cardio forever, but you will be taking it easy while you put those calories to good use building muscle.

Cardio is recommended for people trying to both lose weight and decrease overall size.

When you are doing too much cardio, you decrease your chances of building muscle mass because too many calories are being spent doing the exercise and not enough calories are left to build muscle.

Regular cardio exercise is good for your heart and builds up your stamina, but as you are trying to build muscle you will need to decrease your amount of cardio for a short period of time.

If you find that you are building muscle at a good rate, you can start increasing your cardio slowly. By increasing your cardio in small increments, you can determine how much cardio is good for your body.

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