How to Get a Better Looking Body
When the main objective is to "get a better looking body" there are a few points that need to be considered before you start getting specific on how much muscle mass you want to put on. Firstly you should take your clothes off and take a good look at your body in a full length mirror.
Whether you like it or not you are carrying your parents genes, which means your father and mother have both contributed to the structure and shape of your body as well as the distribution of fast and slow twitch muscle fibers that you have. The more fast twitch muscle fibers you have the easier it is going to be to increase lean body mass.
The same as your fast and slow twitch fibers will dictate the type of training routine you do, your fat distribution will also be an important part. Obviously if you have been eating fried take-out foods you will already have a high body-fat percentage, this means re-planning your eating habits.
There are a few tips that you should consider when planning your routine. For example if you have very wide hips you should concentrate on shoulders so that your hips will look narrower than they are. Women who think they have a big ass should concentrate on calf development as it makes the backside look a lot smaller than it is.
If you have any muscle on your body, it is going to be well hidden by fat if you have over 10% body-fat for men and over 15% body-fat for women. The ONLY way to reduce this fat is by eating more often, staying away from fried foods and make sure you grill, boil, poach, or microwave your food.
Muscles look good on anyone, if the increased muscle size is well balanced and not just huge 20 inch biceps with skinny legs and no chest or shoulder muscle mass. This means you need to increase your core strength which means training the big four compound lifts.
Squats, deadlifts, bench-press and military press are the big four movements which when trained with good form will slowly increase your core strength as you increase the lean body mass on your body. The key to any successful weight training is progressive resistance.
If you are squatting with 50 pounds the first week or two of training and two months later you are still only squatting with 50 pounds, then you will not be doing progressive resistance and your muscle mass will not increase beyond the core strength needed to squat with 50 pounds.