Have you always wanted to look like Superman? The key to achieving that is by building muscle mass. Don’t think only a gifted few can only achieve that physique. If you are determined, patient and have a strong sense of discipline, you can build chest muscles as big and muscular as how you want it to be.
What do you need to do? First of all you have to increase the calories in your diet starting yesterday. Your daily calorie allowance should be around 3,000 to 6,000 calories derived from healthy sources like chicken and fish. Your goal is to gain a lot of weight so you can then convert this to the big, bulging muscles you want to have. Indulge in sweets and junk food once in a while but generally stay within the neighborhood of lean meat and carbohydrates.
In building muscle mass, it is vital for you to keep track (at least in the earlier stage) of your calorie intake. The ratio for this should be 50% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 20% fat. Useful tip: a gram of protein and carbohydrates both are equal to four calories while a gram of fat is equal to nine calories.
Once you’ve got your food plan checked, it’s time to devote our time to the equally important task of putting together your best workout strategy. Before starting, you will need to warm up and stretch well first. Also, observe how wide and strong swimmers? chests are. You would do well in incorporating swimming into your program.
A beginner’s program will look something like this: 3 sets of 12 reps bench press using 40 pounds (add or subtract according to your more detailed specifications); 3 sets of 12 reps dumbbell flyes using 10 pounds; and 3 sets of 12 reps dumbbell pullovers using 20 pounds. After few weeks, you can include 3 sets of 12 reps incline bench press using 30 pounds; and another 3 sets of 12 reps decline bench press. Monitor your progress; you should be increasing weight loads gradually while lowering the reps.
Keep your body challenged to perform its best by altering your workout program every few weeks. Train your chest muscles using different angles (flat, incline, decline) to give it a better burn. Dumbbell flyes isolate the pecs effectively so always have a variation of this in your routine.
Observe that you do not risk under training your other body parts even if your main objective is to build chest muscles. You don’t want to be the man with a barrel chest walking around in chopsticks legs right? Set aside two to three days training the other muscle groups.
That’s about it; focus on building muscle mass, have a balanced diet and do the right exercises in the correct form. It won’t be long before you get that strong and muscular chest you’ve been working hard for. There’s one last thing you will need to do, enjoy! Physical training really is one of the most gratifying experiences you can have – not only will you get a great physique; you will also gain a healthy and fulfilling life anybody would be lucky to have.