4 Essential Steps to Build Muscle

Now that you have learned why building muscle is so important in the context of modern life, let’s go over how to build muscle.

Building muscle really isn’t a complicated process. If you get 2-3 things right, you WILL build muscle. Now obviously there’s some variance from person to person but these big rocks are generally true and applicable to almost everyone. Humans are adaptation machines and as long as the adaptation signal to build muscle is being sent to your body, your body will search for a way to build muscle.

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13 Reasons Why You Need to Build Muscle

BUILT NOT BORN Why Build Muscle

So you’re here to learn about why you should gain muscle? Maybe you are skeptical and trying to decide if it’s really something you should work on. Or you’re convinced that there are better health goals to have. Maybe you have been focused on building muscle for a while and are looking for some motivation. Whatever your case may be, the best thing you can do for your health is to build muscle.

Some of the benefits that come from adding muscle to your body include:

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How to cut processed food from your diet

If you read the previous post, you probably are wanting to eliminate or at least reduce them from your diet. How to do this in a sustainable way will vary from person to person. Different people have their own tendencies and motivations that will determine their approach to sustainable changes in their diet.

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Is Cardio the Best Way to Burn Fat and Lose Weight?

If your goal is weight loss, cardio should not be the first thing that comes to mind. There are bigger rocks that you should be worrying about before you get to cardio that are much easier to accomplish. The only way to lose weight is when you eat less energy than you use. Known as a calorie deficit. These strategies that I’ll talk about all help get you into a calorie deficit. Keep reading, I’ll break them down for you.

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How Much to Eat for Weight Loss

Losing weight seems to be a goal that everyone constantly has. If you ask any of these people what they need to do to lose weight, 9 out of 10 will say that they need to eat less food. And they are exactly right.

There’s a lot of factors that can cause someone to eat more than they want and keep them from reaching their weight loss goals but before you worry about that, you need to know how many calories you need to shoot for as your daily average caloric intake.

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How to improve your posture to feel and look better

Good posture of dancer

Yes, this is a post about your posture. no I’m not going to be like your grandma reminding you to pull your shoulders back sit up straight while playing the piano.

It turns out though, that your grandma had a good reason for nagging so much about your posture. There’s a lot of parts of your life that posture can affect both positively and negatively. I’ll highlight some of these and then provide a couple of recommendations for how you can work to improve your posture.

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How to not gain fat while on vacation

[This is a follow up to a previous post.]

2 weeks in Italy and not a pound gained, or any strength lost

We got back home earlier this week and have been getting back into the swing of normal life. When I got home, I was curious after not having weighing myself for two weeks to see where I was considering I ate a lot of good food and wasn’t exercising beyond 5 to 10 minutes of calisthenics in the morning.

I was shocked to see that my weight was the same as it was the day that I left.

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Maintaining your fitness while on vacation

I’m currently having a great time on vacation with my wife. I’m not worried about getting workouts in. I’m not even being consistent at tracking what I’m eating. I’m focused on other things.

This might sound strange but this approach is the best way for me to get the most for my fitness while on vacation. Let me explain why.

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