How To Build Muscle
Personal trainer John Peel is back at Total Gym Pulse to show us how to build muscle using Total Gym home exercise machine. There are several reasons why this is important. First, building muscle helps strengthen connective tissues, which helps increase bone density. Next, muscles help increase your metabolic rate and give your body the ability to burn calories even when you’re not working out due to having more muscle mass. Finally, exercises that help build muscle can improve balance, sleep and mental health.
John starts the segment by discussing the importance of using slow and controlled movements during your exercises so you can control your body weight. This will help bulk you up and build muscle mass. The first exercise John demonstrates is a bicep curl. On the way up, John gives the cables a nice slow squeeze keeping tension on his biceps the entire time. He also says to make sure your core is flexed because that is where a lot of your power and strength will come from.
Next, John demonstrates working the back. Be sure to sit up and pull the handles straight back. Again, be sure to keep the movements slow and controlled. If the exercises are too easy, simply raise the elevation of The Total Gym to increase the resistance and difficulty.
John concludes the segment by stating you should go for 10-12 reps on all of these movements. Whether it’s legs, abs, biceps, triceps, chest or shoulders make sure your movements are smooth, slow and controlled. All it takes is the proper technique and The Total Gym can help you build bigger, better and stronger muscles.
We would like to thank John for joining us today and showing us another great workout to build muscle and improve one’s overall health. If you would like to learn more about The Total Gym so you can do a workout similar to what you saw today, please visit us at Total Gym Direct. Look out for more great exercises coming from John soon exclusively to Total Gym Pulse!
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