The gym is one of the best ways to build muscle fast, simply because you have all the equipment at your disposal and usually it works out good value for money, but there are those of us who simply hate the gym, or maybe can’t afford it and we still want to build mass and look ripped. So is the best option for us budding home body builders?
By combining sensible eating with weight resistance exercises and plenty of rest you can build mass out of the gym. Remember you build muscle whilst you are resting, not whilst you are working out, so try to have a rest day in between each workout and never work out the same part of your body 2 days in a row. Ensure you eat healthy protein to assist in muscle growth like tofu.
Your body provides you with many opportunities to build mass. Press ups are an oldie but a goodie. Use this simple exercise to challenge yourself with your own body weight. You can also practice chin ups where you hold onto a strong tree branch or a piece of play ground equipment and try to pull yourself up.
Squats are an essential exercise for mass builders. Sit down as if about to sit in a chair and then stand up. Repeat the exercise as many times as you can. You can challenge yourself further by using filled water bottles to hold whilst you do this exercise, to add extra weight.
Stomach crunches are a great way to start building your six pack. Read up on more challenging crunches and ab exercises.
You may want to invest in some dumbbells or perhaps a kettle bell for home workouts. You will be amazed at the variety of exercises you can do with these cheap pieces of equipment. You can try bicep curls and tricep dips. You can also hold the weights whilst you perform squats and lunges.