The human body is about 70 percent water. While we have water conversation systems, at times our hydration levels fall dangerously low. Always consume copious amounts of water when training. You can use the gym’s fountain, but then so will almost everyone else. That’s a lot of potential germs. Buy a water bottle and keep it filled. Rather than gulping large amounts, try sipping it throughout your workout.
How much time between sets?
You want to wait long enough between sets to recover your breath but not long enough to cool down before the next set. For most muscles this works out to about a minute. For a larger muscle like legs you may have to wait 90 seconds to two minutes. You may get by on 30 seconds’ rest for a small muscle like biceps.
How do I lose the fat on my stomach?
The answer to all variations of this question is proper diet and proper training. Your abs don’t just come to you when you get big enough. You need to work them from the beginning. Not only does a strong mid-section look good, it protects you from injury by stabilizing your trunk. Many of the people you hear complaining about lower back pain have a big gut! The fact is that you can’t lose the fat on your stomach. You can only lose fat throughout your body. Doing 5,000 situps a day won’t do any good without a good diet and cardio program.
How often should I lift?
Train each body part ONCE A WEEK! That’s it. Train no more than 4 days a week. On the other days, eat, sleep, drink water and be happy.
Why don’t I get sore muscles after my workout?
It does not mean that you have not worked your muscles sufficiently if you don’t get sore. Work at 100% intensity, with perfect form and you will get results!
I just started bodybuilding and would like to know what supplements I need to take to get big!
There are three things that you need to concern yourself when beginning. Eating the right food and drinking enough water to keep your body functioning optimally; Training properly; and SLEEPING/RESTING! You must understand that you do not grow while working out. Your muscles grow in response to the stress placed upon them, ie. weight training.
Do weight gainers help?
Weight gainers are a way for the supplement companies to trick the beginner easily. They post an ad with some FREAK and say that he made his gains using this weight gain! Really? Ask the model endorsing the product. By saying you need more calories to gain weight and offering weight gain shakes as the answer, beginners are confused into thinking that they NEED weight gainers to get big. Fact is, you just need plenty of real, good food. Eat tuna, chicken breasts, lean red meat, turkey, beans, rice, potatoes, oatmeal, fresh veggies, etc to get big. It is more beneficial for you to eat properly than to drink a weight gainer!