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Ever dreamt of building a raw muscular body like Hugh Jackman in Wolverine or to sculpt the sexy body of Angelina Jolie like in Tomb Raider? If yes, then you are in the right place. This article will guide you to some solid exercise tips to an ultimate ripped body.
1. Multi-Joint Exercises
Both burning off the body fat and building muscle mass require you to involve multi-joint exercises in your training regime. Multi-joint exercises like Squats, Deadlifts, and Lunges allow you to lift far heavier loads increasing your metabolism both during and after workouts. These movements have been shown to aid in the release of fat burning hormones such as testosterone that can help burn more calories. Always buy good Gym Tees to keep you agile during your multi-joint exercises.
2. Lift Heavier Weights
More than the number of reps, it is the heaviness of the weights that you lift, which help to build or retain muscle mass. Using a lighter weight for higher reps sends an endurance signal to your body and delays muscle gain. Training with heavier weight leads to a phenomenon called “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,” or EPOC that elevates metabolism for longer periods. Buy a high-quality stringer for maintaining a good form while lifting heavy weights.
3. Follow High-Density Workouts
Increasing density of workouts can also help lose fat quicker. You can make your workouts dense by doing some additional work between 2 sets instead of the normal between-set recovery process for every movement. This can be done by pairing unweighted movements with strength movements. You can even reduce the rest time between 2 sets. This will also improve your cardio conditioning. A good pair of leggings can help mix up bodyweight Lunges with overhead strength presses.
4. Extend each workout set
Another way to do more muscle work is by extending the set which is keeping the muscle under tension for a longer time. This is done by not putting the weight down even when you hit muscle failure. This elevates your heart rate burning more calories.
5. Add Higher intensity for Big-muscle Workouts
For a ripped body, give shorter breaks between sets for big-muscle workouts. For your big-muscle workouts prefer a machine over a barbell to keep banging out quality reps so that you can move from one set to another with only a 30 seconds rest as opposed to the typical 3 minutes break. If required you can adjust the weight to maintain the number of reps.
6. Measure your Calories and Macronutrients intake.
Getting ripped primarily means losing fat without losing muscle. If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. Hence it is important to daily count your food calories. Also important is to note down the number of macronutrients i.e. Protein, Carbs, and Fats that you intake. A high protein diet is a must for gaining muscles (Almost 1.5-1.8 grams of Protein per kilograms body weight is recommended). Add a whey protein shake to your pre and post workout nutrition routine. So, accessorize your gym kit with a shaker bottle. The number of carbs and fats differ from person to person based on their genetics.
7. HIIT for a faster calorie burn
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way to lose body fat and you should combine your strength training exercises with this cardio-vascular training called HIIT. HIIT is not a boring cardio exercise but rather involves high speed sprinting for 30 seconds and then walking for 60 seconds. HIIT can handle excess lactic acid buildup during strength training and improve oxygen uptake of your body burning more calories. Nylon Shorts can give you great flexibility during your HIIT sessions.
In addition to the above points taking legal steroids along with having and maintaining a positive attitude and strong will-power will go a long way in fulfilling your dream of a ripped body. So good luck on your journey to a lean mean built.