No Equipment Muscle Building
Most people believe that when you start an exercise
routine, no matter what it is, it will require lots of equipment and machines or
an expensive gym membership. That is simply not true. Some of the best workouts,
including a muscle building work out can be in the simplest forms. And you can
get great results without the machines and equipment.
Some people may find that it’s just easier to stay
motivated by working with exercise machines, especially when muscle building. It
may be necessary for some individuals to use equipment to perform their
workouts, while other may find it easier to work out without equipment. Everyone
is different and what is important is that one way or the other, you can happily
and easily perform your workouts. It is entirely up to you to decide what is
easier for your personal fitness goals. If machines don’t work for you, you
should consider foregoing the machines before completely giving up on your
Some of the oldest forms of exercises can actually be very
beneficial for muscle building. You can in fact use your own body weight to
build muscle. One secret of muscle building without machines is to do physical
exercises in sets and groups. This allows you to work out different areas of
your body. Pull ups, pushups and
squats can be extremely effective at muscle building. Everyone should start
their muscle building careers this way because it allows you to slowly gain
strength and muscle before going hardcore into a program.
The trick to building muscle without weights is to keep
challenging your muscles once you can easily perform a set. If you can do 20
squats easily, you should add hold times in between each squat instead of
increasing the number of squats. Increasing the number will only build endurance
and not muscle. You also don’t have to do the same muscle building exercises
every day. In fact, a sticking to just 3 days a week can and will build muscle.
Progression is important. Your routine should challenge your muscles more and
more, week after week.
Finally, another important component of muscle building
without machines is proper nutrition. Protein is an important ingredient for
muscle building. Without good nutrition your body will actually burn muscle
during your work outs and that’s the exact opposite goal that you are going for.
Hydration is important for giving your muscle energy during your workouts also.
One thing is certain, a muscle building workout
without machines will be extra rewarding. Once you begin to conquer your
routines and build muscle, you will feel strong from the inside out because you
have depended on yourself entirely to meet your personal fitness goals. And you
might have saved a little money in the process.