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Muscle Building for Mesomorphs

November 23, 2010 Print This ArticleShare

Author: Michael Greeves


Mesomorphs & Muscle Building

A mesomorph has a sporty and athletic build with good physical attributes, broad shoulders, good stature, and natural muscle mass. While most people wish they were this body type, most of us aren’t!

For those of you lucky enough to be blessed with this body type, gaining muscle mass is your main concern. While this is generally very easy for you, you need to remember that will take a good variety of exercises to gain good definition. You don’t want to just add bulk.

A bodybuilder with a mesomorph body type will need to use a combination of exercises, as indicated, to create good muscle definition. The best way to do this is with a combination of power exercises along with a variety of others. Workouts should be lengthy with shorter breaks. Mesomorphs don’t require the longer breaks other body types might as they respond quite well to intense and heavy exercise.

Mesomorphs are in a unique position in that they do not need to bulk up, therefore, they need to keep up an adequate calorie level but do not need to use supplements. Their diets should include plenty of protein, as this will encourage healthy muscle development. Low-fat dairy and fruits and veggies should be staples, as well as complex carbs.

As far as training goes, mesomorphs can train up to five times a week with a focus that initially starts with basic compound movements. This will build a healthy foundation for muscle building. Later in the process, isolation exercises can be incorporated to work on those specific areas needing more work.

Before beginning a routine, warm up is vital to ready your muscles for the intense work. Weight lifting routines should be of a high intensity, using high weights, and aiming for the 8-12 rep range. This weight lifting routine should be paired with cardio done from three-five times a week, depending on your goals. If you want to keep lean, and burn off extra weight, minimize these sessions to thirty minutes. The best time for mesomorphs to workout is in the morning or on an empty stomach. Change up your workout every five to six weeks to keep your muscles from getting “bored” with the same routine.

Rest shouldn’t be overlooked, and you need a full night’s sleep, every night, in order to facilitate healthy muscle building. Follow these tips and you’ll see muscle building results.



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