We have computers that we expect to run as fast as we want, food that can be served in seconds, and can travel the globe in a matter of hours.
This mindset can lead people to believe that their bodies will behave how they want them to in the time frame that suits them.
They believe that gaining muscle fast or losing fat fast is a real possibility.
Changing your body composition is not an easy thing.
It is not something that can be done quickly.
Most people will not see results after a few weeks and may not see results after months of hard work.
People that start to work out need to realize that gaining muscle fast is not a realistic goal.
When starting a lifestyle change it should be noted that both diet and exercise play crucial roles in achieving the goals that are set.
While gaining muscle fast is a pipe dream, changing your overall health is not.
A person can improve their health significantly by exercise and diet modification.
These 2 lifestyle changes can help prevent diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes and can also help protect the person from the number one killer in America, Cardiovascular Disease.
Putting on muscle is primarily accomplished by resistance training through a process called hypertrophy, or the increase in muscle cell size.
When muscles are torn during exercise the body repairs them and they are left bigger and stronger than they were before.
Resistance training can be somewhat intimidating to a novice but is essential when changing body composition.
When a person realizes that quick muscle gains are probably impossible they can focus on setting realistic goals and developing a workout routine that can improve their overall health and probably extend their life.