No matter how hard you work out or how good your diet is, you won’t see the results until you are giving your body enough time to rest and recover. Sleep is where all the magic happens. Just like babies, you grow in deep sleep.
You should be having at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night. Anything lesser than this is a complete waste of your effort in the gym. If you have a tight schedule and can’t log in 6-8 hours in a single night, feel free to take a nap or two during the day.
Now that your diet and recovery are in place, let’s get to the meat of it. You need to be training your ass off in the gym to achieve mind-blowing gains. While you’re in the gym, keep these things in mind to make the most of your time in the iron paradise:
- Compound Movements: Include bench presses, squats, and deadlifts in your workouts. These compound movement work and will have an incredible effect on your muscle mass and strength.
- Variations In Your Workouts: Many people make the mistake of doing a single workout over and over again. Keep changing up your workouts with variations of different exercises to shock your body. Your body changes when it is surprised with something new.
- No Muscle Failures: Some people think they will only achieve muscle gains if they train to failure every single time. This can be counterproductive, you don’t want to be exhausting your muscles every day. You can risk overtraining by doing so.
5. Cheat Meals
Since you’re on a gaining program, you don’t need to be sticking to a ‘clean’ diet. You can indulge in a cheat meal once every week. You can go berzerk and eat everything you can get your hands on. Just make sure you’re limiting this to once a week.
A cheat meal makes your digestion system work harder. It will shoot up your metabolism and help you digest your meals efficiently on other days of the week. Having a cheat meal also motivates you to work harder in the gym the next day.