2 Weight Train Three To Six Days Per Week
The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. The more calories you burn, the more you can eat and not gain fat! Weight training also makes your body utilize more calories in the post workout period and even a couple of days after the workout for recovery and lean muscle growth.
By training every other day, you stay in the anabolic, post workout state and this can help you stay lean and muscular year round... assuming you follow rule #1!
Cardio increases blood flow. Blood flow increases nutrient delivery to your muscles. Nutrient delivery helps your body repair, recover and grow lean mass.
Cardio also helps your body burn fuel more efficiently. Whether it is high intensity or low intensity cardio, do it to stay healthy, lean and very muscular and sexy!
4 Sip Xtend Throughout The Day
One of the best (and highly recommended) supplements you can take is Xtend. Supplementing with Xtend both during your workout and during the rest of the day increases protein synthesis, decreases protein breakdown, increases blood flow and muscle fullness, and increases fat oxidation and energy; your body becomes a fat-burning, muscle-building machine.
Kris Gethin adds, "As the Editor in Chief of Bodybuilding.com, I don't normally endorse a certain product, as I take many varied brands of varying products; however, I have so many people ask, 'What is the drink you have attached to you like a purple birthmark?', I have to highlight that drink is my Grape Xtend from Scivation.
Because I love the taste of the Grape Xtend so much, I am able to stay hydrated and also get my anti-catabolic properties, glutamine and BCAA's, in the process."
5 Don't Stress
Stress causes a lot of straight up nasty things to happen to your physique. It increases certain hormones, which can halt fat loss and increase fat gain, it can make you sick, and it can also give you the urge to kick small dogs.
While you cannot end stress from family, work, and the fact that you have to wait months for another season of "Grey's Anatomy", you can control stressing over your physique and your goals. Just set short- and long-term goals, stay consistent, and it will happen! Results do not come overnight.
Just keep at it, enjoy training and eating healthy, and the goals will come! The destination is great, but might as well enjoy the ride there!