While most people aim for weight loss, if your goal is building muscle mass in the New Year, then congratulations. Muscles are one of the most important building blocks of your body, and if you need to target them if you want to be healthy.
While your diet has a huge role to play in building muscle mass, it cannot single-handedly give you the results you need. That’s why you need to exercise if you want to gain muscle. If you are just starting out with this goal, then here are some tips to help you out:
1. Limit your cardio
Most people love and enjoy cardio. And while it is a great way to lose weight, it is not that great to gain muscle mass. If you are aiming to build muscle then limiting your cardio session is really important. A 30-minute session is enough to burn fat without harming muscle mass.
2. Don’t cut back on carbs
Carbs are considered evil and vile foods that can make you gain weight. While too much carbohydrate can definitely put you at the risk of weight gain, your body needs this food group for energy. When you are working out your muscles, you need sufficient carb to fuel your body.
3. Eat sufficient protein
No matter how hard you are training, if your diet is not right you won’t get the desired results. We all know, when it comes to building muscles mass, protein is an essential component. It is often suggested to have at least one gram of protein per kilogram of body weight. So, try to add protein-rich foods in every meal.
4. Incorporate full-body exercises in your workout routine
Instead of targeting a particular muscle group, try incorporating exercises that target full-body muscle. The logic behind this is that the more muscle you’ll involve the better results you will get.
5. Set your goal right
If you are targeting muscle gain, then setting the right goals is important. While you need to set goals, don’t set them far too high. Make small goals and try to achieve them. This will give you that extra push to work harder.