Many people go to the gym to get their heart rates up and their muscles pumping, but they aren’t looking to gain muscle. However, whether your goal is to lose weight, feel stronger, or just look better naked, adding some lean muscle mass to your body can help you achieve those things faster than ever before.
In fact, adding an extra 20 pounds of muscle to your frame could increase your metabolism by 15 percent and burn an extra 15 pounds of fat every year!
Work out with weights
Gaining muscle and reducing fat are both possible with weight training. Here are the finest exercises that incorporate weights:
Do compound exercises
The finest exercises for building muscle are compound exercises. These exercises work several muscle groups, which forces your body to use more energy and puts greater strain on your muscles.
And as we know, the more work a muscle has to do, the bigger it gets! Compound exercises also make it easy for beginners because they can be done with just your body weight and there’s less of a risk of injury. The classic example of this type of exercise is push-ups. The single arm row exercise is another great example that you can do anywhere by using a bench or chair: place one knee on the chair and grab hold of the backrest with both hands, then pull your elbow towards your ribs (as if you’re rowing something in front of you).
Increase the intensity of your workouts
Increasing the intensity of your workouts is one way to help you build muscle. If you are currently a beginner or intermediate exerciser, there are two ways that you can increase the intensity of your workout: 1) Increase the weight or 2) Increase the number of reps. You should also make sure that your form is perfect and not sloppy when performing exercises.