Having Trouble Building Muscle with INSANITY Workout?

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Have you been doing your INSANITY workout for the past 60 days and haven’t been able to put on any serious poundage?

Maybe you have been doing INSANITY and you haven’t lost the weight that you feel you should have? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to take a step back and make some plans. Building muscle is not rocket science. There are four key factors that will mean the difference between building muscle and getting lean. You have to ask yourself these four questions.

Rich-Daniels11_jpgHave I been following the INSANITY nutrition guide for building muscle?

It’s time to get out of the “3 meals per day” mentality. If you want to gain (or lose) weight you need to feed your body whole foods, six times per day. This means splitting your large meals up and eating about once every three hours. Not only is this good for your metabolism, but your body will use the foods instead of storing them as fat.

Your six meals per day should consist of mainly complex carbohydrates and protein. You should aim for at least thirty grams of protein per meal. High protein foods include lean meat, chicken, fish, egg whites, cheese and milk products. Complex carbohydrates are found in brown rice, brown bread and potatoes. Stay away from foods high in salt and sugar

Should I be using supplements, and when should I be taking them?

If you can afford supplements you should be using them. The one youshould be considering is protei. Whey protein supplements are the fastest known way to deliver quality protein to your muscles. This makes shakes particularly effective after your workouts, when your body is craving protein for muscle re-growth.

There are three key times that supplements should be taken. First thing in the morning, after your workout and before bed. If your diet is up to scratch you shouldn’t need supplements at any other time. Don’t use supplements to replace meals. Supplements are supplements, not meal replacements.

Am I training with the proper intensity during my INSANITY workouts?

The biggest mistake the new INSANITY users make is thinking that the more they workout the letter the results will be. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Two basic rules you must remember when it comes to INSANITY workouts. First, quality is better than quantity. Second, compound exercises are the kings of building muscle.

Compound exercises require at least two joint movements. Big compound exercises are the squat, bench press, wide grip pull up and seated row. These movements recruit many more muscles fibers to use to move the weight. This means more muscle groups are worked, the exercise is more challenging and the potential for growth is much greater.

Generally when doing the INSANITY workouts if you want to build more muscle you should focus more on the plyometric routines. If you are trying to lose more weight to get lean you should be focusing on the cardio routines. Remember, it’s quality not quantity.

Do I get enough rest and recovery time?

When you workout you’re not building your muscles, you’re breaking them down. The reason why you looked “pumped up” when he immediately after a workout is because your muscle tissue is swollen and damaged. Your muscles actually grow when you are resting. So in simple terms, no rest equals no muscle growth.

So take it easy when you’re not working out. Make sure you get plenty of sleep. Sleep is the body’s number one time for building muscle.

Simple isn’t it?

If you get the four aspects I have mentioned in this article right, you will build muscle with the INSANITY workout. I am interested to hear your thoughts. Please post your comments below.

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One Response to Having Trouble Building Muscle with INSANITY Workout?

  1. Cherrie says:

    I have done stair runs in the tunnels downtown where I work and P90X. I have built more muscle than I wanted, especially in my legs. My legs are a great shape but they have bulked! I am now doing Insanity as I want to lean up and I have enough muscle built for now. Is this a good plan? I love the program and it makes me feel like a real athelete!

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