Best Way To Build Muscle
If there's one question many guys have who are looking to dramatically change their body and take on a more muscular appearance, it's what the best way to build muscle is. You can constantly read about one muscle building technique or another, but how do you really know which is going to work best for you?
Is there some secret that you should know about that will take your muscle growth to a whole new level and really put you above the rest?
By learning some of the basic foundational concepts that are involved in the process of ongoing growth, you can quickly come to realize what absolutely must be done if you are to build muscle fast and feel satisfied with the way your program is going.
Those who don't understand these concepts and instead go after all the hyped up methods of building muscle are very often led to huge disappointment.
Pay attention to the following issues so that doesn't happen to you.
Progressive Weight Overload
One of the biggest mistakes that many people make as they go about their muscle building workout program that does significantly hold them back from seeing results is that they're so focused on adding more and more volume.
How often do you see someone go into the gym to perform set after set after set of bicep exercises?
They want to hit their biceps hard and get them to experience huge growth so they figure if two sets are good, 20 must be great. Thus, they go into the gym and simply annihilate that muscle hoping that this will lead them to some great results.
But day after day they go into the gym and never do their biceps appear to get any bigger.
The problem with this is that not only are they completely overtraining their bicep muscle (especially if they're also doing heavy back workouts on another day of the week which will also target the bicep), but they're doing far too much volume to be lifting with any intensity.
Remember, when you're in the gym, you should be aiming to go as hard as humanly possible. If you're on one set and you know that you have another 15 sets coming up after that, how hard are you really going to be pushing yourself? Obviously not that hard at all. You know you have more work to do and thus you're saving your 'juice' for the remainder of that workout session.
The minute you start doing this is the minute that you start hindering your muscle growth. In order to see maximum muscle gains in both strength and size, you must be focusing on overload in terms of weight.
Simply put, if you're not continuously adding more and more weight to the bar over time, you're not growing as well as you could be. It's really that simple.
Sure, if you can perform more total working sets from workout to workout that does indicate some progress has been made since you're building up your resistance to fatigue and getting those muscles to be able to handle more volume, but still, you aren't maximizing your muscle growth.
Hyper Calorie Intake
Second, the next thing is that you must realize because your results literally depend on it is having that hyper calorie intake.
Let's say you have one guy who's in the gym and doing everything absolutely right – he's getting the right exercises in at the right time and continuously adding more weights but who is not eating enough calories and then you can have another guy who's workout isn't really up to par and who doesn't push himself as hard but eats a diet that is full of calories and supplies more than what he needs to maintain his body weight.
Who sees better muscle building growth?
It's sad to say but he second guy will. If you aren't doing things properly with your diet, it doesn't really matter what you're doing in the gym, you won't get muscle growth. You may get stronger as you don't need a surplus of calories to see these types of gains (although they'll always be better if a surplus is present), but for growth to take place, there's simply no way around this.
Basically, you can't build something out of nothing so unless the energy is there to generate this new muscle tissue with, you're just going to be spinning your wheels.
Remember though that there is a limit as to how much muscle the body can build in any given day, so I'm not suggesting you go out and eat 10,000 calories per day as that would just lead to enormous amounts of body fat gain, but you must be 250-500 calories over what you would maintain your weight on for that new muscle tissue to be built. It's when you couple this with that overloading stimulus coming from an increased weighted that you've just found out the best way to build muscle.
So be sure that you keep both of these two points in mind. They really do work together to deliver you the top quality results that you're looking for and if even one of these is missing, your results will suffer because of it. Take the time to get both the workout and your diet in order and if you do, the extra effort will pay off extremely well as you progress along.
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