Building muscles and maintaining a healthy posture is important for a number of reasons. For one thing, toned muscles help to give your body a healthy, lean look. And since muscle tissue requires a lot of calories to do it’s work, building up lean body mass is a great way to give your overall daily calorie burn a boost too.
Having a strong upper body helps you more easily perform everyday activities like lifting heavy objects and helps to improve your posture, which can make you look slimmer. A strong lower body can improve your balance and help protect joints by taking some of the pressure of your back and knees.
About Building Muscles
Let’s check out these great tips and facts you should know about building muscles:
1. When you lift weights or do other resistance exercise you wanna stress the muscle by using the right amount of weight. It’s better to do fewer repetitions with an amount of weight that’s moderately difficult to lift, rather than a lot of repetitions with weights that are too light.
2. You need high quality protein to build and repair muscles. So eat plenty of proteins from fish, poultry eggs, low fat dairy products, lean meats and plant sources such as beans and soy. Protein powders are convenient way to include proteins in your meals and allow you to tailor the amount you consume to your personal needs.
3. After you exercise, your muscles need some healthy carbohydrates and small amounts of protein to help them repair and recover. A cup of yogurt, a smoothie, a bowl of cereals with milk and fruit are all good recovery foods after a session of strength training.
4. Your muscles doesn’t turn into fat if you stop exercising. It may seem that way, but what actually happens is that your muscle fiber shrink up and you can start to store a little bit of fat between the muscle fibers. So you can definitively feel a lot softer if you stop working out for a while. But you can’t actually turn a muscle cell into a fat cell.
5. If you’re female, don’t worry about getting big and bulky. It’s a common concern but it’s unfounded. Women carry less muscle building hormone than men, so they don’t get as big as men do when they strength training.