Fitness Tips Of The Day

If you’re a guy struggling to gain muscle then read this:

– If you aren’t recovering from your workouts, you won’t able to put up a good performance and progress in your training. If your training lacks progress, you’ll have a hard time gaining muscle and strength. This is why prioritizing recovery is important. The key factors of recovery are your nutrition and sleep/stress management.

– Mostly these 2 factors determine how much training you can handle. When it comes to nutrition, simply having a varied and balanced diet seems to be key. As long as you consume enough calories (eat in a caloric surplus) and do not restrict any macronutrient (carb, protein, or fat) your nutrition is supportive of your training goals.

– One nutrition factor that isn’t discussed as much is micronutrient intake (vitamins and minerals). You want to incorporate plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet to prevent nutrient deficiencies that could harm strength performance (and in turn muscle gain).

– In regards to sleep/stress management, this may not come naturally to some people. But improving your sleeping habits is one of the most powerful things you can do. Sleep greatly affects muscle development, strength gains, and mood. Sleep is overlooked in the fitness community but it may just be the one thing that is holding you back from ever gaining muscle.

– Lastly, during your training sessions, prioritize your performance over “fatigue.” Oftentimes people chase things like the pump or getting a good sweat when lifting weights. But the main goal should be maximizing your performance. So have slightly longer rest intervals and keep a rep or two in reserve at the end of your set. This’ll only help you to train harder in the long run since you’ll be more recovered.

Happy Training