Build Muscle, Get Shredded

Tips on how to get strong, the right way

Myths - squashed!


Myth #1: Cardio is the way to go
to look lean.

Who doesn't love getting a good sweat on?  Cardio is necessary in any weight-loss program and helps burn fat, but won't help build muscle. It's important to do at least 2 days of strength training each week, combined with at least 3 days of cardio.  

Myth #2: Carbs are evil.

Carbs are not evil, if in the right form. And when you're doing hardcore workouts to build strength, they're necessary. General rule, stay away from the white stuff.

Did you know that all of these yummy options are healthy carb options?

  • Grapefruit
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Soy milk
  • Yentils
  • Strawberries
  • Oatmeal
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Low fat yogurt
  • Apples

Myth #3: I can look good just by eating right; I don't need to workout.

It's true that your diet makes up a HUGE part of being healthy, and will contribute to how your body looks. But without a consistent workout routine, you'll be what they call a 'skinny fat person'. Eek. You might look good naked, but there's a whole lot more to being strong and healthy than just the outward appearance.

Myth #4: I have to spend at least an hour in the gym.

We've all heard of trendy workouts like Crossfit and P90X. Why are they so trendy? Because they work. Short, intense interval training is the way to go to shred body fat and build muscle. Set your clock to 45 minutes/workout and stop spending hours at the gym.

Nutrition Tips

  • EAT LOW-FAT FISH & HEALTHY FATS
  • MIX YOUR ANTIOXIDANTS (SUPPLEMENTS & FRUIT)
  • EAT PROTEIN-RICH FOODS AFTER A WORKOUT
  • DON'T SKIP THE VITAMIN C
  • EAT ENOUGH CALORIES DURING THE DAY

Exercises to Build Muscle

Total body workout

Hips & Butt

Arms & Shoulders

Abs

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