Muscle & Fitness magazine is an American peerless fitness and bodybuilding journal launched in 1935 by Canadian businessman Joe Weider. Muscle & Fitness has always been an open publication, accepting any challenge to improve its content and publishing any piece of news that might be of use to the readers. It has published articles dealing with various aspects of health & nutrition, exercise, physical education, weight loss, nutrition, pregnancy and childbirth. There is even a women’s edition of the magazine. In addition, Muscle & Fitness magazine has an online component. It is always adding new articles on a regular basis.
Muscle & Fitness include an online component which has articles written on different topics related to fitness and muscle building. They include exercises for strength training, weight management, weight lifting & bodybuilding and much more. The magazine provides tips and advice on how to improve your strength, flexibility and muscle mass through resistance exercises and weight training exercises. It also lists the best free weights and machines that are useful for building strength, power and muscle.
One of the most popular areas of interest for the readers of Muscle & Fitness Magazine is strength training, which includes bodybuilding or muscle building, power training, bodyweight training, functional training, weight training and strength & muscle conditioning. The muscle development workouts of the muscles require specific types of strength training, for instance; the bench press is a very important muscle development exercise for the bench press, but not for everyone, hence; a lot of strength trainers use it in their exercise routine. Similarly, the squat is important for the squat, but if you’re a runner you can’t perform the squat for strength training purposes.
Many muscles require varying number of reps or repetitions of a particular movement to develop hypertrophy. An exercise which develops only one muscle group (the chest) with high repetition (i.e. chest press) will not be effective for training the other muscles in the chest (pectoral muscles) due to the small number of reps.
A very effective workout routine for building muscle in the chest muscles includes; incline dumbbell press, flat dumbbell press, incline dumbbell fly, incline dumbbell press, decline dumbbell fly, close grip and wide grip zumba. These exercises are performed with 50 pounds or less of a load. When doing exercises such as the previous ones you’re working different muscle groups, therefore; there’s a high risk of muscular fatigue. The recommended load for each muscle groups is approximately five pounds x ten reps.
Another area of focus in muscle fitness is to improve the metabolic rate of the body. You need to increase your calorie consumption to maintain optimal body weight. For this purpose, the workouts must be high intensity to elicit fast muscle growth. Some of the best workouts include; squats, deadlifts, lunges, pushups, dips, pull ups, calve raises and calf raises. You can also perform leg extensions and hamstring curls for that added dimension in your exercise routines.
Muscle fitness involves a lot more than just weight training. Nutrition plays an important part in muscle growth as well. Your diet should contain enough calories and carbohydrates to give your body the energy it requires for high intensity exercise. If you’re training without proper nutrition then you will not have sufficient energy to continue your training program. Consistent weight training/exercise combined with healthy eating habits will definitely result in increased muscle mass and improved fitness levels.
Other important considerations to keep in mind when creating your muscle building and fitness goals are rest, intensity and frequency. Rest is an often overlooked component of muscle fitness. When working out, ensure that you allow sufficient recovery between workouts to allow your muscles the time they require to repair. Intensity should be adjusted based on your current level of strength.