Can You Build Muscle Mass With Yoga?
Can You Build Muscle Mass With Yoga?
The long answer to a short but definitive answer: yes.
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hey guys what’s up big steam with manful yeah yeah man flow yoga that’s what it’s called normally I’m not on the mat when I’m outside but there’s a lot of fire ants in this area and the grass kind of dry right now so up to you whether or not you want to use a mat or practice just on the grass pointing this video I’m making today is to address the question can I build muscle mass doing just yoga question your answer to your question is yes you can build muscle mass just using yoga you can build muscle mass doing bodyweight exercises is it more effective to do weight lifting depends on your goals if you’re looking to build significant muscle mass then sure but if you’re not doing something to kind of balance out the heavy lifting that you’re doing you’re going to put on a lot of unnecessary bulk and you’re not going to get that kind of trim lean look that you’re looking for in my experience so when I used to lift I was probably at 12: 12 percent body fat which I recognize is very good but I was also doing a lot of cardio at that time I was playing lacrosse I was running a lot you know two hours a day and I still wasn’t as trim as I as I really wanted to be get in front but since that time I’ve only been doing bodyweight exercises and my my level of body fat has gone down significantly I probably had an 8% now and that’s really without any significant change to diet check out some milk took out some bread but the point is yes you can build muscle mass with yoga and in my opinion the muscle mass that you’re going to build doing yoga is a lot leaner a lot more efficient than the muscle mass that you’re building while you’re doing weights can you just do yoga for a healthy body no you cannot you need to do more than yoga I recommend lifting weights weights are great just make sure that you’re doing something else and not just lifting weights I recommend that you’re doing some resistance exercises with bands if you’re not if you’re not want to use weights make sure you’re doing polling exercises to counter all the pushing that you do in yoga lastly I guess I’ll just give you a couple of couple ways on how to significantly build muscle mass with yoga so you want to get to the point where your muscles are saying no no no no no no I can’t do any more and that’s how muscle is built and typically you want to do this while you’re holding up your body weight in yoga so a couple examples of this may be a plank so if this is a plank it’s really hard for you just doing this it’s really difficult for you holding it for 30 seconds or a minute then this will build muscle for you if this isn’t difficult at all lower down to a to a low plank push your shoulders forward keep your elbows in tight keep your bellybutton lifted try to make a straight line with your body and then hold this for 30 seconds or a minute or two minutes lower body if you want to work on lower body endurance work on just holding up your body in a squat hold right so doing something like this getting to the point where you feel like you’re you’re gonna fall over because you can’t hold your body weight up leaning back knees behind your toes arms out in front or very strong and engage and then you can also insert in some light squats with this if you want to add a more dynamic movement to it so anyways short answer or though that was the long answer the question can I build muscle mass doing yoga yes you can and I’ve talked about this many times in my blog I don’t think I made a video specifically for it so there you go if you want to see what what a targeted yoga program can do for you I offer 90 day yoga Pro yoga programs training via webcam I have one starting on September 14th 2015 but I’ll do them every 3 months so if you miss it that time around just go back to manfully yoga comm backslash webcam training and you’ll see all the programs that I offer I offer I also offer remote training one on one so if you need a more targeted program or if you need a more specific program where you want to work with me one on one I also offer that so I’ll put details in that in the description for this video below in the meantime go tell all your friends that you can build muscle mass with yoga lastly make sure you download the man PO you’ll get app the app has a free exercise guide on it so you can learn how to do most of the exercise is found in manful yoga and then it has a routine section that allows you to select a routine based on difficulty based on time 5 10 15 or 20 minutes and also situations so some of the post some of the workouts are called like because today that’s why and then you’ve also got some that are called five five minutes to better balance so lots of routines in there I upload them weekly anyways I’m stop talking now and I will let you guys get on with your day I’ll see you guys later check out the website for details sign up for the email list to receive to be a part of this community until next time see ya ..
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