Living Lean #4: The 3 Lean Muscle Maximizers

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Hey, Joseph here with EFX Sports. You might be somebody who’s been trying to put on muscle for months, maybe even years, without the success that you really hoped for in the beginning. You know, you might have been doing the training programs, the diets, and you’re just saying “Man, I really want to put on muscle and it’s just not happening.”

Well today, I’m going to give you my three lean muscle maximizers. So, let’s go.

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Okay, so as you know part of having a lean body means that you have muscles, so you have lean muscle on your body. We’re just trying to lose body fat, but we’re also trying to put on muscle in the process. So, like I said, today we’re going to talk about the three lean muscle maximizers, and as you see here, I put some fill in the blanks.

And so we’re going to talk about what those are. So right off the bat, guys, when it comes to training your body and trying to put on muscle over a period of time, you need to really understand something. It’s not just about going in the gym and just throwing around weight, okay? And it’s not just about going in there, and just putting up as much as you can, and then leaving the gym and hoping for the best.

We need to go in there with a plan, okay? You go there with a program, a plan, and really know what you’re doing, and you’re going to reach the results that you’re after, okay? And so, if you need a program, you need a plan, reach out to me, I would love to talk to you, and I have so many resources that I can help you with as far as getting a good plan in place for you.

But, guys, right off the bat: “Exercises”. Where these are, this is a compound word here, and what that word is is “Multi-Joint”, okay? Now, and I know my handwriting there isn’t very good. But, guys, multi-joint exercises are so important. What do I mean by that? So, they are exercises that include multiple joints. So if we’re doing a bench press, we’re using our elbow joint, we’re using our shoulder joint, okay?

And this is a great way to just think about your training. When it comes to putting on muscle over a period of time, use multiple joints in the majority of your movements. And that’s what’s going to…it’s going to recruit more muscles in your body, and it’s going to actually put on more mass, more size.

And any of you ladies that are watching this, it’s not about. You know for you, you don’t have to worry about getting too bulky and too big. This is going to help you put on that lean healthy muscle that you’re after and have that body that you’re really shooting for.

So, guys multi-joint exercises. So think of some things right now: squats, right, deadlifts, bench press, shoulder press. There’s so many different multi-joint exercises that help recruit more muscle and, in the long run, help you build that lean body.

So, guys, that’s number one, alright, that’s one of the lean muscle maximizers. Let’s go on to number two.

All right, for number 2, we have “Push Past The”…let’s fill in the blank there guys. We’re going to “Push Past The Pain”, okay? And you see a lot of us when it comes to being in the gym, training our bodies, maybe we’re doing a lot of the multi-joint exercises that I’m talking about here. We work out, and we’re pushing it, but we’re not pushing hard enough.

You know, we’re doing maybe lat pull-downs for instance. We get to rep 10, and that’s the rep we were shooting for, and so we’re like, “Well, that’s good. I’m, you know, I’m totally fine.” Guys, that’s not how you put on muscle on your body.

We need to really push past that point where we think, “Man, it’s getting tough”, right? We need to keep on going, keep on going. It doesn’t mean that you always need to train to failure. But, you do need to just keep on pushing past that point where that lactic acid starts building up. You start having a little bit of that that tightness, you start feeling that pain in your muscles. Keep on going, alright? A few more reps into that and that’s going to help you maximize muscle.

Alright, guys. So, for number three, this is one that we probably all know, but I need to remind you today because you might be struggling with this. And that is we need to eat more protein, okay? Eat more protein, okay? So many of us, we think we’re eating enough protein, but we’re actually not, and we’re really hindering our muscle-building potential by only eating, you know, maybe maybe a hundred grams of protein when we should be eating about 200 grams per day.

It’s just a great rule of thumb for you is to begin to start eating about a gram of protein per pound of body weight. So if you’re 200 pounds, starting around 200 grams of protein. And for some people, they might not need that much. Some people might be a little bit more, but that’s a great rule of thumb to get you started on building that the body of your dreams, building that lean body.

So, guys, these are three of my lean muscle maximizers. If you need more information on how to put on muscle, maybe how to lose body fat really really quickly, which is what I mainly specialize in, hey, reach out to me. We’ll start a, start a conversation, and we’ll talk. And we’ll get you moving forward toward that lean body.

It’s time to soar!

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