Gaining weight can be a little complicated, especially for those who have an ectomorph body type. You see, there are three main types of bodies, each one having its own shape and propensity for weight gain as well as muscle gain capacities. Some folks are consistently winning at mass gains, whilst others are perpetually losing.(more…)
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Competitive Bodybuilding is Not Compatible with Body Hair
So, you think you are a bodybuilder and you want to compete. Well, there’s more than just lifting weights and dieting to worry about when entering a bodybuilding show. For instance, you have to consider tanning, oiling, and posing. And those three components won’t help you one iota if you have any hair anywhere on your body. (Incidentally, it was NOT easy to find a sexy picture of a female bodybuilder, so enjoy this image while it lasts.)
As a bodybuilder you strive to look your best, and when you enter competitions, part of that package is a sleek and hair-free body. You don’t spend hours at the gym, lifting weights and cross-training, so that you can lose a competition because of a little extra peach fuzz on your arms and legs.
While molding your body to precise measurements and proportions is certainly the harder part of preparing to compete, you still have to attend to cosmetic issues, including tanning, oiling, and choosing the right outfit to display your physique in all its glory. And this cosmetic maintenance includes keeping your body free of fuzz. If you’re unfamiliar with the process you may be on the lookout for a few different methods of hair removal to try.(more…)
With the prevalence of six-pack abs in the media by everyone from Hugh Jackman and Matthew McConaughey, to Janet Jackson and Beyonce Knowles, society as of late treasures that elusive flat defined stomach look. We can thank high resolution for our cultural transition from portly praise to abdominal admiration.
After all, before Hollywood got huge in the 1900s, as a culture we appreciated a little meat on our bones because it represented comfort, success, and good health. Now that we get to feast our eyes daily on tough-guy actors, beautiful actresses, rock stars, and supermodels, we’ve come full circle into the Washboard Era.(more…)
Whether you are a professional bodybuilder or simply a novice bodybuilding enthusiast with an interest in the sport, it is vital that you are feeding your body enough to make sure that you are correctly adding muscle mass. Here are some tips for how to make sure you are nutritionally benefitting from everything that you eat, and getting the correct sustenance before, during, and after your workouts.(more…)
You may or may not have heard of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators, also called SARMs, the incredible new workout supplement that has been sweeping the bodybuilding market by storm. At Project Swole we set out to inform our readers about any of the latest hyped-up supplements. In this post, one of our ghostwriters set out to try SARMs and report on his findings and tell us how do SARMs work. Hopefully what you learn below will help you to make a decision as to whether or not to try SARM and where you can safely find and buy them online without getting scammed. Enjoy the post!
If you have heard of SARMs, then great, a lot of this might make sense off the bat. Either way my aim is to tell my experience and educate the reader. I will be discussing what SARMs are, how they work, where to buy SARMs safely, and how to buy them online without getting scammed.
Here are some of the topics which we will be covering today:
- What Are SARMs?
- How Do They Work?
- What Are The Best SARMs?
- Results You Can Expect
- SARMs Side Effects and PCT
- Where to Buy SARMs Safely
In this article, we will dismiss some of the common myths surrounding SARMs and give you everything you need to know in order to use them responsibly.(more…)
Biceps. The ultimate show muscle. From age 10 on, every boy, teenager, and man wants to have huge bulging biceps. This is, apparently, a true sign of manliness and strength, and is also attainable if you incorporate these best biceps exercises into your routine.
Biceps are among the most famous muscles in the body. When somebody asks you to “make a muscle” or “flex”, they aren’t asking you to flex your hamstrings. They want to see your biceps!
This whole notion of flexing the biceps as a measure of anything is completely ludicrous to me, but it is a reality. When someone asks me to flex, I ask them if they’d much rather discuss max-effort PRs, perhaps dynamic powerlifting strategies, or better yet how to put together the most effective HIIT complexes. Most folks walk away thus.
But I digress…(more…)
Serious fitness enthusiasts and athletes want to be bigger, stronger, and leaner. The number one way to make that happen? Train your legs with complex free weight exercises.
Your legs are the largest group of muscle in your body. They are the foundation of your strength and power. Never will you be able to bench press 315 if you can’t squat 315 first.
By training your legs hard, you will be setting yourself up to gain the most progress compared to every other muscle group.
Arnold loved squatting, and look what happened to him. If you want to be Mr. Olympia, a famous Hollywood actor, and the governor of Alaska, you need to squat!
By training your legs, you will:
- Lift the most weight of all muscle groups.
- Burn the most calories of all muscle groups.
- Form the foundation of your body’s strength chain.
- Stimulate the highest growth hormone release through training.
Incorporating more muscle training into your life can be beneficial, and there are numerous reasons you might want to build up your body mass. While it may be a great goal to have, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. Learning how to balance your diet and exercise plans with the correct supplement intake is crucial for safe and successful mass building. Here are five steps you can take to begin building your body mass in the most effective way.
1. Set Goals
Building up your muscular strength and size is a process. While it can be good to jump right in and get started, it is also vital that you take some time to set goals. Not only can goals give you a way to track your progress, but they can also help you to keep things in perspective. You shouldn’t expect instant results, but you should also be able to enjoy the progress you’re making along the way. Goals help you to keep centered on the end results you want while still being able to identify improvement as it happens.
2. Plan Your Diet
Building up your body mass can require some changes in your eating habits. Incorporating a healthy amount of protein can be one of the most important things you can do. While it’s important not to overdo it, protein can act as the building blocks for your muscles and getting enough of it can make a notable difference in the results you get from working out. You may also need to eat more than you have been normally in order to give your body the nutrients it needs to power you through your workouts and recoveries.
3. Create a Workout Routine
It can be a well-known fact that weightlifting is generally the exercise of choice for individuals interested in building up mass, but there can be a lot of different elements of a good muscle building workout to consider. You should plan a workout that pushes you to be stronger and capable of lifting more. The number of times you repeat a movement and the amount of weight involved should be designed to push you to new levels of strength without causing injury. Keep in mind that recovery time can be just as important as the workout itself and that overdoing it during training can cause more harm than good to your muscles and joints.
4. Consider Using Supplements
While not meant to be used in place of exercise and good nutrition, supplements can be one more tool for you to use in your journey towards increased strength and toning. Depending on your personal level of health, there are different options for supplements that can be better suited for you. Protein supplements, as well as vitamins and minerals, can all be worthwhile considerations. You should always make sure that any supplements you use are safe and that you only consume them in healthy amounts.
5. Do Personalized Research
The most successful mass building plans should be catered to fit you as an individual. You can do further research into the different aspects of mass building online. There can be a lot of good information available such as this 30 Day guide to mass building. The more knowledge you are equipped with going in, the better prepared you can be to succeed at meeting your goals.
Reaching Your Preferred Mass
Like any worthwhile goal, building up muscle mass can require commitment. While it takes dedication of both time and energy, you should find that reaching your preferred level of muscle mass is a great reward that can make it more than worth the work. By using the steps above and balancing the different aspects involved with healthy body mass increase you should find that you are on the track to success.
Originally born in Portugal, Armand Peri became interested in art at an early age. His art teachers noticed his budding talent early on, and he was quickly enrolled at one of the world’s premier art schools. By age 17 he had already won a talent search competition, which led to a trip to Washington, DC and a meeting with the president. Clearly, Peri demonstrated the knack for hard work and dedication in his discipline.
Athletic even as a child, Armand became highly interested in health and fitness in his later teenage years. Bodybuilding quickly became his main focus, as his competitive nature pushed him to discover a way to win at both fitness and art synchronously. He began to enter amateur bodybuilding competitions, demonstrating his latest personal artistic success – his own sculpted male form.
Armand quickly attained peak physical condition, winning his first bodybuilding show, and framing a legacy with his dedication to the craft. Let’s take a deeper dive into the life and accomplishments of this modern-day bodybuilding legend.(more…)
Increase Testosterone Levels to Add Muscle Mass
The human body is a complex machine, one that operates using a wide variety of linked and correlating systems. We all like to keep our bodies in the best possible shape – perhaps you work out, or you might simply exercise lightly on regular basis – and there is plenty to know about if you are to get the balance right.
Diets, exercise, and basic healthy living all come together, but what about testosterone? This is a hormone that is essential to the male exercise regime, and one that is helpful in keeping your body in the right shape, but what is it all about, and why should you be conscious of the link between testosterone and muscle mass?
Let’s talk a little more about what testosterone is, and why it is essential that you understand its place in the body.(more…)