Because of the passive lifestyles we lead, more people are constantly starting a new workout routine in order to get in shape and build muscle. However, not everybody knows exactly what they are doing, and they could be missing out on important information that could really help them get in shape easily and really build muscle fast. In this article, I’m going to share with you some tips on how to really kick-start your exercise routine to help you get in shape. These are tips that many people have never known before, but can be very effective in helping you with working out and building muscle more easily and efficiently.
1. Exercise Your Mind Before Your Body
One of the most effective ways to prepare your body and really build muscle fast is to use a technique known as ‘visualization’. All you need to do is to sit down before you actually do the physical exercise, close your eyes, and imagine yourself working out. The more detail, the better. Not only will this lead to better performance when during your exercise and weightlifting routine, but your muscles will also benefit. While you’re visualizing, your muscles will also be contracting, and you can actually start working out your muscles and getting in shape before you even lift a finger! If you get nothing from this article, at least remember this highly effective building muscle tip.
2. Do the Weightlifting First
If you’re combining an aerobics and strength training program, make sure that you’re hitting the weights before you start your jog. Doing it in this order can help you burn 30-40% more fat calories than if you started running before lifting weights. You will be maximizing your workout by ensuring that you burn more fat, and you will really be able to get in shape and build muscle fast.
3. Shorter is Actually Better!
Rather than having one long workout session, splitting it up into two shorter sessions can really help you burn more calories. When you work out, you stimulate the body to increase its metabolism and burn many more calories than usual. When you’re done exercising, your body experiences the ‘afterburn effect’. Your body will continue to burn calories at an enhanced rate, many hours after you’ve already stopped exercising. If you split your muscle building workouts into two sessions, for example 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening instead of a 1 hour long workout, you will be able to burn twice as many calories using the “afterburn effect”. It’s as close to natural, healthy, automatic fat loss as you can get!
If you keep these simple but highly effective secrets in mind while you plan your exercises, you will be able to get in shape and build muscle two or three times as fast as the poor saps who hit the gym every day and see slow or few results. Many more tips on exercising, getting in shape, and building muscle can be found on my website.