Tips for Training
Rest time in between sets should vary between 60 to 120 seconds. There are cases where you should wait longer in between sets, but for most this is the “ideal” rest period for muscle growth.
Change your workouts every 7 to 10 weeks. Your body can grow accustomed to training with the same routine. In order for it to continuing adapting and growing you should change your workout routines.
Keep a workout journal. This tip is avoided by most people. Most people can’t remember exactly what they did in their last workout which probably had anywhere from 10 to 25 sets. The workout journal will help you keep track of the weights that you’ve lifted in previous workouts.
Also, you need to either buy a stop watch or consistently use the clock to monitor time in between sets.
Lift more weight. Now that you’re keeping a workout journal, you know exactly how much you lifted last week and the week before. One of the fundamental principles of growing muscle is simply adding more weight at your next workout. Every time or every other time you workout you should be a little bit stronger than the last workout. Thereby, your next workout you should be able to go up in weight on various sets in your routine. Try increasing the weight by very tiny increments.
Eat immediately after your weight training session. Your body will need the nutrition.
Many women do not lift weights and primarily focus on cardio and diet. While those two categories are important, you must not forgot to do strength training at least twice a week. Building some muscle will add shape to your body. It tones your arms, legs, and of course your backside. Trust me, you won’t look like a body builder or too masculine if you lift weights. Gaining muscle is a lot harder than you think.