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
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
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
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.