How To Build Muscle On A Vegan Diet (Part 2 of 3)

Hey! 

Welcome to part 2 of my How to Build Muscle on a Vegan Diet blog series. 

If you haven't checked out part 1 yet, you can do that here.... 

https://becomeaplantbasedbabe.com/blogs/news/how-to-build-muscle-on-a-vegan-diet-part-1-of-3

Now, on to my next lot of tips. 

4. Work On Your Mind Muscle Connection 

This is super important if you are looking to grow. 

When I first started training I would 'go through the motion' but not actually focus on what I was doing. 

Slowing down and really concentrating and feeling the effect that the exercise has on your muscle will help increase growth and ensure you get the most out of each rep. 

Don't just swing your arm or your leg through the movement!

Use correct form and go slow. As mentioned previously, time under tension will increase the benefit you get from the exercise, as well as increase muscle growth and calorie burn! 

This is why it is also good to look in a mirror when you train weights, so you can see yourself doing the movement and really focus on what you are doing. 

5. Prioritise Recovery 

By making sure you prioritise a proper recovery this will ensure that you can train harder and for longer. 

Recovery is just as important as the workout when it comes to growing muscle. 

By foam rolling, stretching, heat/cold therapy, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep you will help your recovery. 

At the end of your workout take time to cool down properly, foam roll, have a sauna if you have access to one at your gym. 

Make sure you drink plenty of water while you train and during the day. 

Then don't sit up late watching Netflix, get between 7 - 9 hours good quality sleep to aid with growth and recovery. 

6. Increase Frequency 

This could seem like it is the opposite of prioritising recovery, but it isn't. 

You want to be prioritising good recovery strategies, while also simultaneously increasing the frequency of times you train a muscle group that you are looking to grow. 

For eg. you want to grow your booty. 

You might go from doing booty and legs once or twice a week to three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, leaving at least one day for rest, two days for upper body and one day for a flexible workout.

Train the muscle group you are wanting to grow frequently, but still allow for rest days before you hit that group again. 

Hope you have enjoyed part 2. 

You can check out part 3 here - 

https://becomeaplantbasedbabe.com/blogs/news/how-to-build-muscle-on-a-vegan-diet-part-3-of-3

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below... or in the Facebook group

 

 

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