Thursday, June 20, 2013

How To Build Muscle To Show Off Your Hot Bod

The official start of Summer is literally a few weeks away. It is getting closer and closer to kicking back and relaxing under the sun while showing off your hot bod. Unfortunately not all of us put in the work needed to build muscle by Summer.

The official start of Summer is literally a few weeks away. It is getting closer and closer to kicking back and relaxing under the sun while showing off your hot bod. Unfortunately not all of us put in the work needed to build muscle by Summer.
Not all us knew exactly how to build muscle by working out and eating right but, luckily, there is still time.
It’s time to get in your “I’m getting ripped” mode and pay attention.
How do you get in this mode?
Well first you need to go check out our Inspirational Speeches section of the site and get super pumped up
Second you need to go look in the mirror and realize the ONLY person standing in your way of getting your dream body is YOU!
You need to stop making excuses and waiting for the “right” time to workout because some days it’s too hot or too cold. Guess what? The only way to make it the “right” time is to workout.
Now ladies and gents, if you do not know already, you need to realize what type of body you want.
  • Body Builder (Just a lot of muscle mass)
  • Athletic (Plenty of muscle which is defined and cut with little body fat)
  • Average Build (Just some muscle to appear like you lift)
  • Etc
A lot of people will prefer an athletic body so for this article I will focus more on this.
For an athletic body type I said the word “define” to describe the muscle, this just means because you have less body fat, you will have look pretty ripped.
So how exactly do you “define” a muscle?
The only way to “define” a muscle is by lowering your body fat level in order to make your muscles more visible. Here are two ways to decrease your overall body fat :
  1. Modify your diet
  2. Cardio workouts
First,  lower your overall caloric intake and focus on consuming smaller meals more frequently throughout the day.  Instead of the general 3 big meals a day, try 5-6 smaller meals a day. This will keep your metabolism naturally raised at all times and will keep your body in a constant fat burning state.
Limit your intake of saturated fats and simple sugars, and focus instead on consuming lean sources of protein and low carbohydrates. It is also very important to drink a lot of water.
My Rule of Thumb for Water: If your urine is not crystal clear then you are not drinking enough water. It might be a little harsh but it is a great way to realize if you are drinking enough water.
Now for cardio, intensity is key!
Give 100+% throughout your entire workout, which should last no longer then 30-45 mins. Within the short amount of time for your workout, you need push yourself as far as possible and maintain it.
For example, let’s say your choose to do 10 sprints, each sprint of a distance of 30 yards. Your first sprint should be done as quick as possible, then once you can breathe normally again, you must try to finish the second sprint as fast as the first one and so on.
If you are not gasping for air by the end of your workout then you did not give it your all.
TIP – Try to wear more clothing, like a sweater. You will increase your body temperature which will make you sweat A LOT more. This will help you lose any extra water weight you have.
Now you know how to get your hot body ready in the next weeks before Summer starts.
I’ll see you at the beach, right?