4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Muscle Mass

Guys want a lot of it and girls want to have just enough that’s lean and sleek; we’re talking, of course, about muscle tissue. Building muscle mass is a way of life for some and a weekend hobby for others. Regardless of how much you want, we can all agree that having lean muscle mass is a huge health benefit. It increases caloric expenditure, acts as a predictor for cardiovascular health, and it’s aesthetically appeasing. We can also all agree that we want to put it on faster. Let’s take a look at 4 ways to quickly increase your muscle mass.

  1. Protein!

You may have heard it a million times but you would be surprised how many people still neglect this basic muscle building principle. Protein is broken down into amino acids and these are the building blocks of lean muscle tissue. On a nutritional level, if you want to make sure that you’re able to build muscle, you need to be making sure to focus on your protein needs. In general, it is recommended one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. If you are a bodybuilder or a powerlifter, you may want to increase this to 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound.

  1. Super Sets

To build muscle, you need to make sure you have the right training methodology. Triggering muscular hypertrophy is easy when you use Supersets.

This method of training involves taking two exercises and performing them back to back with no break in between. The exercises can be for the same muscle group or opposing muscle groups. For example:

Same muscle groups:

  • Barbell Bench Press followed by
  • Push-ups

Opposing muscle groups:

  • Incline Barbell Bench Press followed by
  • Barbell Rows

We’d recommend starting with the same muscle groups to ensure you’re really exhausting the muscle. After 6 to 8 weeks, try switching it up to opposing muscle groups and cranking up the intensity.

  1. Sleep

You need to sleep more! How easy is that?

Sleep is when repair and recovery happen. It’s also the time when the highest levels of growth hormones are released. These hormones are key for supporting muscle recovery and growth. If you want to maximize the amount of muscle you’re building and avoid the dangers of over training, you need to sleep between 7 to 9 hours each night.

  1. Wear a Sauna Suit

Imagine owning a sauna in a convenient and comfortable suit. The Kutting Weight sauna suit captures the same benefits of a real sauna at a fraction of the cost. One of those benefits is the support of muscle mass building through heat stress proteins and growth hormone release.

Consistent sauna suit use can help promote a higher release of growth hormones. As we mentioned earlier, these are important to promote recovery and growth. What’s more, heat stress proteins are also released. These specialized proteins help to support lean tissue building. Worn during your workouts or around the house, the Kutting Weight neoprene sauna suit can help you achieve your muscle building goals.

Tell Us What You Think!

Do you have any special tricks to help you increase your muscle mass?

What have you done in the past to help build serious muscle?

Let us know in the comments below!

Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Acute Benefits of Exercise with the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.

Patrick, Dr. Rhonda. “Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing ‘Drug’?” N.D. http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/04/10/saunas-hyperthermic-conditioning-2. Web.

 Leppaluoto, J. et al. Endocrine effects of repeated sauna bathing. Acta physiologica Scandinavica 128, 467-470.

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