Build Muscle

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Increase Training Volume

Training volume – your number of reps multiplied by your number of sets – is a primary determiner of hypertrophy (how to grow muscle).

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Focus On Calorie Surpluses, Not Deficits

To most effectively build muscle mass quickly, you need to consume more calories than you burn each day. Aim to eat roughly 250 to 500 extra calories per day. To make sure that any weight gained is from muscle, Fitzgerald recommends that the majority of those calories come from protein.

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Get More Sleep

Sleep is one of the key non-negotiables to optimal mental health, performance, and physical potential. Prioritise getting at least 7.5 hours sleep. After all, when you sleep, your body releases human growth hormone, which helps grow muscle and keeps levels of the stress hormone cortisol in check.

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Focus On Eccentric Phase

According to research published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, eccentric work – for example, as you lower into a squat – is far better at triggering hypertrophy (muscle growth) than the concentric phase – for example,  when you return to standing.

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Decrease Between Set Rest

When lifting for hypertrophy, rest periods of 30 to 90 seconds encourage a quick release in muscle-building hormones, including testosterone and human growth hormone.

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Eat More Protein

Exercise breaks down your muscles; protein builds them back up. For optimal protein growth, weight lifters need to eat 0.25 to 0.30 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per meal.

If you would like to talk to Team Nakd about how we can help you to Build Muscle in the best way for your body type and lifestyle Book a Call with our PT in Downham Market today.