Many people want not just strength, but to build lean muscle, whether as 'bulk' around an already lean frame, or to lean out overall. There are few key principles that you need to abide by if you want success.
The first thing you should be focusing on is your training. It is important to train hard, but equally important to ensure muscle confusion takes place as well. The goal is to build lean, dense and strong muscles which will not only help you look and feel better, but as an added bonus it actually boosts your metabolism too.
- Muscle Confusion: In order to attain the best results, you need to keep your muscles guessing. This means changing up your workout every few weeks, whether it’s increasing weights, increasing repetitions or vice versa.
- Compound Exercises: Since we’re not training to be body builders you want to perform exercises that engage as many muscles as possible. Things like squats, pushups, chin ups and burpees are great exercises that burn lots of calories and build lean muscle.
- Regularity: If you want the best results you’ll need to stop making excuses for not going to the gym. Training on a regular schedule will ensure that you’re always building and improving on your existing framework.