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Bulk up tips for those new to bodybuilding

IMG 1140 GBTHOPNGIGBeing new to the bodybuilding community can be quite daunting. There is so much information out there to read and absorb. Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. Here are some helpful and informative tips, and reminders that will help you bulk up fast, without gaining fat.

Rest to gain

Overtraining is not only dangerous, but it can often be counterproductive. In order to gain, you need to rest your muscles. This means you need to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. You also need to make sure that you are not spending too many hours training at the gym. It can be difficult not to become obsessive about your workouts and your gains.

But it is vital to make sure that you lead a balanced life with other hobbies that allow your muscles the time they need to rest, so that they can grow. Euro Palace progressive jackpot games are a great way to have fun and channel your competitive edge while you are not at the gym. Progressive jackpot games are some of the best online games you can play. There is no limit to the jackpot; each time someone plays, you contribute a little bit to the jackpot –so it can bulk up faster than you can!  Some of their games are also available on mobile phones, which is cool because now you can play a few rounds while you are taking a snack break between workouts.

Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition

Nutrition is so important if you want to gain muscle. You can spend hours at the gym lifting, but if you are putting the wrong types of food into your body, you are not going to see the results you want. Make sure that the protein you are consuming is lean; chicken, tuna, egg whites. Carbs are not the enemy here –you just have to make sure you are eating complex and not simple or refined, carbohydrates. Include lots of black beans, brown rice, and sweet potatoes.

The cardio question

Just like carbohydrates, cardio is not the enemy here. You just need to understand how your body works and how much cardio is appropriate and necessary for the gains you want to make. Cutting out cardio all together is a bad idea because it could cause you to gain fat instead of muscle. Make sure that the type of cardio you do is low intensity so that you are not consuming too many calories.

Up the calories

The key here is that you want to be eating more calories than you usually would to maintain your current body weight. You also need to be eating more regularly –every two hours even. I know that this sounds like a pain, but it really is the best way to bulk up. You need to aim to eat 6-8 small plates of food a day. This will make sure that you have a constant stream of fuel throughout the day.  Each meal does not need to be huge, if can be a small chicken breast and vegetables, or a protein shake.

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