You might have heard that sometimes less works more and this really is true when it comes to bodybuilding. If you spend less time in the weight room, you will actually get more muscles.
When you do heavy workouts in your exercises, you actually end up tearing your muscle tissues. The perception that muscles are built in the gym is not correct. It actually happens when you take rest and sleep during the night. This is the time when your body builds muscles and repairs the damaged ones. So providing proper repair time to your body is very important. When you are doing the workouts in the weight room and you reach the limit that your body can’t afford any more reps, just stop and take some rest because if you continue, muscle stress will result in increasing the time for it’s healing and you will actually start losing instead of gaining.
Below are 3 tips for training less and seeing more results for your bodybuilding:
1. Workout only 3 times a week
Most of the bodybuilders believe that exercising whole week is necessary but it is not the case. You actually need to exercise only 3 days a week so that your body can get much time to repair it and gains mass.
2. Workout only for 30 minutes
It is also important that you do not spend too much time in the weight room. Normally speaking, 30 minutes are enough. Again the same scenario that the more you exercise, you tend to increase the muscle regain time and this will not help you gain much.
3. Perform 3 sets for larger muscle groups and 2 sets for smaller muscle groups
It is also important that you perform proper and required number of sets for target muscle groups. Normally what you need to do is to perform 3 sets a piece for thighs, chest and back muscle groups. Whereas for biceps, shoulders, abs and calves you need to perform only 2 sets a piece. The goal should be to reach 8-12 reps in a set and hence you need to adjust your weights accordingly so that you can reach that number of reps.
You need to focus on these tips if you really want to get muscles and good body shape. Best of luck for all the guys!!