Off-Season Strength Training
If you want to gain massive muscles during your off-season strength training, you'll need to utilize an intense program that will allow your muscles
ample time to grow. This involves both a health diet and exercise routine geared toward gaining muscle mass.
Protein is one of the best aids in growing muscles. You can get sources of protein in many foods such as eggs, dairy products and meats. You should eat
several small meals a day that are protein packed. It helps heal muscle tissue that has been broken down during intense workouts which enables it to
grow. Six to eight small meals a day will do.
Protein also comes in the form of supplements. Protein powder is one of the most popular supplements because it is inexpensive, natural option and can
be found in health food stores and grocery stores alike. You can mix protein powder with different foods or put it in shakes to supplement your six to
eight meals a day. The more intense the workouts, the more protein you will need for proper muscle growth.
Intense, power packed workouts are what build muscle mass. If your goal is to achieve massive muscles during your off-season training, you will need to
put together an intense program for yourself that will exercise all the major muscle groups. Your workouts should include: squats, bench presses and
dumbbell curls to name only a few. By targeting each muscle group, you are allowing yourself to concentrate on working your muscles to the max. Thi sis
what is known as overload.
Each exercise is performed in several sets of a certain number of reps. You will know you have reached overload when you have reached the maximum
number of reps you can do of a particular exercise. It is important to increase your weight, not the number of reps for each exercise. This is what
works your muscles to their full potential and allows you to reach overload. Overload is what breaks down the muscle tissue that must then be
sufficiently recovered in order to make massive muscles.
Rest between workouts. Often times people make the mistake of over-training muscles by not giving them plenty of time to rest. You should only strength
train three to four times a week, leaving the other days open for rest. Your muscles will need this time to recuperate and, subsequently grow. This is
where you'll see the most progress. Don't expect it all to happen overnight. Building massive muscle even during off-season will require a lot of hard
work and dedication as well as time.