Challenge your muscles to their max!
Optimal recovery between training sessions is crucial if you want to continue to pack on muscle in your ongoing quest for size. Before jumping on a specific body part training split you need to consider neural requirement, recovery and joint stress.
If you hate your training at the moment you may be doing too much.
Most people start a training split with enthusiasm only to lose motivation along the way as their progress comes to a halt. Remember, the body is an integrated system and your recovery from workouts will depend on nutrition, everyday stress, the nervous system and sleep quality.
To grow you need the following:
- Proper food intake
- Enough time between workouts to recuperate
- Quality rest and sleep
- Optimal hormonal production
Many lifters assume that the more you train the more effective you will be at increasing your muscle mass. The truth is however that the more you train the more rest you require.When you train more intensely you put additional stress on your body.
Extra recovery time between workouts helps with:
- Giving your body time to repair itself and grow
- Give your liver and kidneys time to recuperate to aid in growth
- Give your tendons and ligaments a break from heavy lifting
- Keeping cortisone levels as low as possible allowing natural anabolic hormones to have their greatest growth effect
One of the best natural ways to boost your natural human growth hormone is to lift weights for no longer than 45 minutes.
Dehydration is a workout killer. Your strength and recuperation won’t suffer if you are properly hydrated when you hit the weights.