Is there a lazy man’s way to gain muscle mass without working out? Well, it’s not as simple as that. Muscle mass increases by causing both physical damage to the muscle and encouraging metabolic fatigue. Working out causes microtears to the muscles, which leads to muscle repair. That repair causes muscles to get bigger. Fatiguing the muscle comes from draining its energy supply or working the muscle to failure, which also leads to building muscle tissue. To build muscles successfully, you need to combine muscle tension with metabolic success. That doesn’t mean you have to workout, you can do it other ways, but they all require effort.
Do a thorough house cleaning and build muscles as you work.
Washing walls or windows or moving the couch to clean under it can all build muscle mass. You’re exerting effort on your muscles, which acts the same way as working out. Lifting something heavy, whether it’s a barbell or couch, creates microtears and works muscles toward fatigue. Vacuum floors with vigor and put the Roomba in the closet. Not only will you build muscles, but you’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment. Climbing ladders, carrying bags of items to throw away, and getting rid of clutter can improve your life while improving your physique.
Have some fun and get active.
Whether you’re swimming, playing basketball, or riding a bike, you’re working muscles. Swimming builds the upper body muscles, while bike riding builds the lower body. Find an active way to spend your free time that gets your body moving. Before you know it, you’ll have more muscle mass and far less fat.
Be more aware of your movements and make them count more.
Are you getting up from a straight-back chair without rollers? Grip your hands on the side of the chair’s seat, lifting your body in the air. Slowly lower yourself until your bottom hits the chair’s seat and feet are on the floor. It’s a simple move once you conquer it. Lifting your body weight, whenever possible, like grabbing an overhead ledge and pulling yourself up or lifting your weight on stair rails, can increase muscle mass over time. Doing a plank while watching TV can accomplish the same.
- Go for a walk. To build even more muscles, wear ankle weights or wrist weights. It adds an extra burden, causing improved muscle mass.
- Give your kids a treat or your favorite pet special attention. Giving kids a piggyback ride or carrying your child or a pet in your arms can help build muscle tissue.
- Increasing your protein intake can help build muscles but working them is still necessary. Some people choose bone broth or protein supplements to help. Choose products from animals that are pastured or free-range for better results.
- Get more sleep. No matter what technique you use to build muscle tissue, adequate sleep helps complete the task. Your muscles heal and recover while you sleep. Skipping even an hour can reduce muscle mass.
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