6 Things to Do Every Morning to Help You Build Muscle

1. Lift Heavy Weights using Compound Movements

According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), morning exercisers seeking to grow muscle should strength train two to four days a week, depending on experience, intensity, and other considerations. If your workout is intense, you should rest for one to three days before working the same muscle area.

2. Eat a Balanced Pre-Workout Breakfast

Eat a healthy and filling meal about 60 to 90 minutes before you leave for your morning muscle-building session.

3. Drink a Cup of Coffee

While consuming a cup of coffee before a morning workout won't result in immediate muscle growth, its side effects may help you achieve your objectives. On power-based sports and resistance workouts, caffeine has been demonstrated to have ergogenic (read: performance-enhancing) benefits.

4. Give Protein Priority After Exercise

Eat a morning snack that has a balance of protein and carbohydrates after all that heavy lifting to boost muscle growth and repair after exercise.


5. Stay on Top of Your Hydration

Keep track of your water intake before and during your workout to ensure that you're operating at your peak and moving toward your muscle-growth objectives.

6. Consider Taking a Supplement

Protein supplements may help you meet your morning protein objectives. Other substances can boost workouts. Creatine, which helps muscles produce energy during strength training or HIIT, is typically consumed to increase muscular mass, performance, and recuperation.

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