At Sparta Academy of West Los Angeles, we encourage you to understand the important differences between bulking up vs. leaning down, and what that means for your workout. Your approach to weightlifting and food determine how you build muscle. Learn more about how to meet your own personal fitness goals.
Different Methods For Different Results
Your body sculpting approach if you want to achieve the lean physique of an endurance athlete should differ from someone who wants the power and presence of a bodybuilder. Getting super bulky requires a certain amount of testosterone in the body. So, women sometimes have a much harder time increasing body mass then men do. With certain exercises, you can raise your body’s testosterone level, also increasing your body’s ability to burn fat.
Bulk Up & Build Body Mass
So, you want to bulk up and get those muscle gains. You’ll have to put in the weightlifting work and eat right to feed and maintain what you’ve built. The following tips will help you get and keep the results you’re after:
- Lift At Your Maximum, Safely
- Do More Sets Of Fewer Reps
- Allow For Muscle Recovery
- Rest 3 To 5 Minutes Between Sets
- Don’t Restrict, Feed Those Muscles
- Maintain Growth With Protein
- Eat High Calorie, Low Fat
Get Cut & Lean
To achieve and maintain a lean physique you still want to lift weights, but diet and cardio will pay a much bigger role in sculpting and toning. Endurance and heart rate are important for a lean body. Your goal is a low body fat percentage so that you can see the lean muscle you’re building. The following tips can help:
- Eat To Fuel Your Workout And Life
- Mix Cardio And Weights
- Switch Up Your Routine
- Do Fewer Sets Of More Reps
- Keep Rest Periods Short
Your Ideal Build Is Waiting For You
At Sparta Academy of West Los Angeles, we invite you to learn more about how the bulking up vs. leaning down process can help you achieve your goals. Our experienced personal trainers, great fitness equipment, and on-site classes work together for you. Stop by today. Your ideal body is waiting.