Hello once again HIT Fit Family! Let’s talk about those muscles! Building quality lean mass is an important part of any exercise program! You don’t have to be a HUGE bodybuilder to require muscle! Muscle mass is important for people of all walks of life. Some of you may be thinking, “Well I don’t want to be big and bulky, I just want to be toned!” After reading this article, you’ll understand that building muscle is important to not only be healthy, but to have that toned and defined look you are chasing after! HIT Fit is here to get you into the best shape of your life!
- Building Muscle = Losing Fat!
Many people are under the impression that the only way to lose fat is cardio. Although cardio is very important to losing fat, resistance and strength training are vital to fat loss also. Why? Well, muscle is more metabolically active than fat, which means the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn at rest! HIT Fit provides a combination of strength,intensity and endurance training in our programming so our clients can get the full benefits of losing fat and building muscle! Whether you choose HIT Fit, F2,Badass Mommy, Semi-Private Training or even Cardio Club, our cross-training programs are designed to help you lose fat and build lean tissue at the SAME TIME! It’s a win-win situation! Interested to learn more about what we offer? Click the link below!
- Focus on Nutrition
In order to build muscle, you want to make sure you are eating correctly in order to get the body you desire. The two most important parts of achieving your dream physique is to focus on CALORIES and MACRONUTRIENTS! In order to shed your body fat to see the muscle, an easy first choice is to consume less calories than your body is burning! If you want to retain that hard earned muscle underneath, you also want to make sure you are eating enough protein! If you need help with how many calories and your macronutrient you need for your individual goals, HIT Fit offers personalized nutrition coaching! Ask about our nutrition program during your next visit and we can get you set up on the right plan!
- Lift Weights!
Weight training is necessary if you want to build some muscle! In general, muscle requires three things in order to grow. The first is a stimulus! This is created through resistance training with weights, barbells, kettlebells, or anything to go against gravity! You want to make sure you are training all your body parts from your arms to your core to your legs! Gentlemen, make sure you’re training legs too!
The second is water! Staying hydrated throughout exercise is going to help your muscles stay full and keep you energized. (Check out this cool article from our partners at InBody) Lastly, you need energy! Energy comes from the food you eat! Not only do you need protein, but carbs and fats as well. Carbs and fats have a protein sparing effect, so that the protein you do consume is used to build muscle as well as energize your body! Any of our programs can aid our members in building muscle and learning exercises such as squats, deadlifts and other compound movements!
One of the many goals of our gym is to give you the tools to be an all star athlete! All realms of fitness are important to explore when looking to reach your fitness goals! Whether you are focused more on losing body fat or building muscle, an even combination of both is a great way to get in shape! If you’re looking for somewhere to get started on your fitness journey and change your life, HIT Fit is the solution!