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Showing posts with label gain muscle mass. Show all posts

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The 6 Golden Rules of Building Muscle Mass (Skinny Guys Too)




How to Gain Muscle Mass






Before you even start reading this you should know that this article is dedicated to all guys (and girls too) over there that want to gain muscle mass fast and NATURALLY. You won't see the same tips here as on many other fitness websites and blogs. 



I am saying that because a lot of fitness websites, magazines, and blogs advertise the same split workout routines and diets that are inspired by popular bodybuilders that have over 200 pounds of muscle mass, the perfect muscle definition and - THEY ARE ON STEROIDS. Or like gym rats like to say, they are on THE JUICE. 



I will be completely honest with you guys, especially for beginners and hard gainers, you can't build 20 pounds of muscle for one or two months. It is very hard to gain such amount of muscle for one year, even with the perfect workout routine and diet. After your first year of training in the gym, it will become harder and harder to gain muscle. There is no healthy shortcut to muscle gain, not without the risk. On the other side, you have the anabolic steroids which I don't recommend to anyone but that is another topic.



FACE THE FACT:


YOU WILL NEVER LOOK LIKE RONNIE COLEMAN OR THE KING OF BODYBUILDING ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER - NOT WITHOUT USING STEROIDS. 



All of the supplements in the world won't get you such a muscular body. Gaining muscle mass is a steady process, it takes a lot of time and it demands a lot of sacrifice and persistence. First three months of your journey to muscle building are the crucial months because you will see the big difference in the mirror in that period of time if you don't follow the wrong tips. 





1. Follow the right workout routine



Don't look for workout routines of professional bodybuilders that demand you to train 5 days a week and high volume. That is not the right way to naturally gain muscle mass and it definitely won't work for beginners. It can also lead to overtraining which can destroy your precious muscle gains.


Recommendation: Try with one of the full-body workout routines that are proven as the most effective for muscle gain. 








2. Lift heavy and in a lower rep range



When it comes to training for muscle gain you should focus on lifting heavier weights and strength gain. By becoming stronger you would be able to give your muscles a reason to grow more and more, of course, if you feed and rest them properly. 



Progressive overload is the key to muscle gain, so at the beginning try to train with a medium rep range like 6-8 reps for a set to become stronger and build muscle in the same time and when you see that the weights are becoming lighter add more weight plates and lift in the same rep range. After some time you can switch to 8-12 rep range that is proven as the best rep range for muscle hypertrophy but you should dedicate at least one or two months of training to building strength.




3. Compound Exercises



Progressive overload and compound movements are the sure way to building muscle mass. Improve your lifting on the bench press, rows, shoulder presses and squats and you will see results. By lifting more and more your muscles will grow. That sounds like a rhyme, but that is true. Avoiding big lifts like bench press and squats can be a very big mistake and it can cost you a lot of muscle gains.



You can find the best muscle-building exercises by clicking on this link:









4. Consume more calories than you burn



If you consume more calories than you burn every day you will gain weight and by consuming a lot of calories from right foods you will gain muscle mass. If your target is only to gain weight you can do that by eating a lot of junk foods that are high-caloric and will build you a nice belly and probably man boobs. 



You will need to consume a lot of calories from whole foods and shakes to gain muscle mass but you should check out which foods are the best for building muscle without gaining fat.







If you are a real hard gainer don't be afraid of some cheat meals from time to time especially after the workout when you need a lot of calories to fuel your muscles. You won't read it on many other websites, but it is hard to follow a totally strict diet and gain muscle mass for hard gainers. One homemade pizza with cheese and tuna after a hard workout can help you to build muscle faster. 



It is common that people gain some fat together with muscle mass but it is not the end of the world, you can do more cardio and focus on shredding after you reach the desired amount of muscle mass. But remember, grab a cheat meal from time to time, once or twice a week, not after every workout or every day.




5. Proteins, Carbs, and Fats



Protein is the most important nutrient for muscle growth, but without carbs and healthy fats, you won't get far. You need all those three macronutrients to build muscle mass. You are going to need a high protein intake (1 - 1,2 g of protein for each pound of your body weight), and twice as high carbohydrates intake. 



Fats from foods like avocado, olive oil, and nuts are also recommended as they are very healthy and high in calories. You will consume 8 - 9 calories for each one gram of fat, so by eating 100 grams of peanut butter, you will consume 50 grams of fat which is equal to 400 - 450 calories. That amount of peanut butter also provides 25 g of protein and 20 g of carbohydrates.



Don't be afraid of healthy fats, they can be very helpful to hard gainers to gain lean muscle mass faster. Saturated fats that are found in dairy and meat products may increase testosterone levels and may also promote strength and muscle gain.




6. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night



You lift heavy, force your muscles to grow and feed them with the right choice and amount of food, you are almost there. Only one step left - REST. Your muscles grow while they rest so the rest is important as much as are your workout and diet. When you don't sleep enough hormone called cortisol is increased and it makes harder for you to build muscle. Also, don't train more than two days in a row because in order to build muscle mass your muscles need to rest and recover.


I am highly recommending you to follow these 6 steps and also to buy supplements that promote muscle growth and that can help you build muscle mass faster. Don't waste your money, buy only the supplements that you really need.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stimulate Muscle Growth with this Muscle Building Workout Routine






Workout Routine for Muscle Growth






There are a lot of Workout Programs for all people that want to Gain Muscle Mass. Some of them are split routines (for example, Monday – Chest and Triceps, Tuesday – Back and Biceps, Thursday – Shoulders, Friday – Legs and Calves), and some training programs are full-body workout routines. Some bodybuilders prefer a high number of reps for better muscle pump to stimulate growth and others like to train with lower rep range (for example 6-8 reps per set).




All of these programs will give you some results and you have to decide which program will fit you most. Adapt your workout program to you. If you are a very busy man then you probably have time for only two training days for a week and you don’t have to quit training because of that, try adapting your workout program to your free time and train two times a week. 




By following the right workout routine, you can gain muscle even if you train just two or three times for a week. Also, eating 8 meals a day as many Fitness instructors advises is not necessary, I had good results in lean muscle growth with only 4 – 5 meals and 2 of that meals are consumed in shakes so I have 3 big meals and two good protein shakes for a day and all of that differs from day to day. 



The most important things for muscle gain is consuming all nutrients that are necessary for muscle growth and progressive overload to stimulate it.




You can split all nutrients into 10 small meals, or you can eat 5 bigger meals that consist of all nutrients that muscles require to grow, that doesn't make such a big difference. You will grow as long as you force your muscles to grow with progressive overload and feed them will enough calories and nutrients that your muscles need for growth.
Just focus on lifting heavy with compound movements and consume a lot of proteins, carbs, and fats, have a good night sleep and you will gain lean muscle mass. By following these tips you will gain at least one pound of lean muscle every week and that is enough. Gaining one pound of lean muscle every week will lead you to gain 4 pounds of lean muscles for a month and so on, keep calculating. 




Nobody can gain 10 pounds of lean muscle for a week or even for a month without using anabolic steroids and just by proper training and nutrition plan. So, focus on little gains every week and try to eat clean and train hard.







The Muscle Building Workout Routine:






Monday:  (Push Workout)



Exercise
Reps
Sets
Incline Bench Press
8-10
4
Military Press
8-10
4
Bench Press for Triceps
8-12
4
Dumbbell Flies
10-12
4
Dips (Chest)
12
4
Seated Shoulder Press
10-12
4
Triceps Overhead Press
10-12
4






Wednesday: (Pull Workout)




Exercise
Reps
Sets
Dead Lift
8
4
Bent-Over Row
8-12
4
Chin Up
12
4
Biceps Curls
8-12
4
Bent-Over Laterals
10-12
4
Hammer Curls
10-12
4
Lat Pulldowns on Machine
10-12
4






Friday: (Legs Workout)



Exercise
Reps
Sets
Barbell Squat
6-8
4
Dumbbell Lunges
12
4
Leg Press
12
4
Lying Leg Curls
12
3
Leg Extensions
15
3
Standing Calf Raises
12
4





This Workout Program for Mass is created as Push, Pull and Legs split and it is great for hypertrophy (muscle growth). Try this workout routine for one month and you will see results in strength and muscle mass.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How Many Calories You Need to Gain Muscle Mass





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How many reps I should do to build muscle? How many calories should I consume to gain muscle mass? There are many different answers and different opinions on these questions, but one is sure - you need to consume more calories than you burn every day. You need to constantly be in caloric surplus.




But, that isn't so easy and it doesn't mean that if you eat twice more calories than you need that you will build twice as muscle. Also, that doesn't mean that you should eat anything. By the way, check out the list of muscle-building foods you should include in your diet:









There is an upper limit of nutrients that you can consume and turn into muscle which means that there is no point in eating calories that would just be stored as fat. Of course, it is very common that you will gain some fat while trying to build muscle mass but that doesn't mean that you should eat more that it is enough for the muscle to grow. 






Now you are probably thinking something like this:



But those big guys on YouTube say that I need to consume at least 5000 calories to gain muscle mass.




Your muscles need enough calories and enough proteins to grow, you don't need to consume 5000 calories every day if you weigh about 170 pounds. That would be too much and many nutrients will be stored as fat. Protein also, if you consume more proteins that you need that excess of proteins will be stored as fat and nothing else. 




There is no natural way to build 10 pounds of muscle every week, it doesn't exist. You need to focus on steady lean muscle gains. The whole point of muscle growth is to pursue progressive overload every week and to be in caloric surplus every day.





SO, HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU NEED TO GAIN MUSCLE?



Gain Muscle Mass Fast




Some people say that one needs to multiply his body weight in pounds by 16 - 17, well I recommend you to multiply your body weight by 20. You might gain some fat along the way but if your diet is perfect there is nothing special to worry about. You can always shred one or two pounds of fat after you reach the size that you always desired.




Let's do some calculation for all you lazy people over there:



If you weigh about 160 pounds, for example, you need to multiply that number by 20 as I already mentioned which will be equal to 3200. You can add about 100 calories more if you want to be sure that you consumed enough, but I think that 3200 calories will be enough for you muscles to grow. Now, as you gain more and more muscle mass every week, you are going to need more calories and more proteins. If you reach the 170 pounds weight then multiply that number by 20 and the result is - 3400 calories. 




I know that there are many recommendations that differ from mine and that is mostly because I recommend more calories than someone else, or less than someone else but you can adopt this advice and see if it works for you. I believe that it does, especially if you are just started your bulking phase.





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Monday, May 08, 2017

How to Get Bigger Arms - BIG ARMS WORKOUT




big arms workout




Okay, you want to have bigger arms, that is why you are reading this article. Arms are one of the body parts that we first notice on someone who lifts, especially on summer, with the shirt on or off. Most beginning lifter starting going to the gym to lose some fat and pack on a few pounds of muscle especially on their triceps and biceps.




To be honest, there is nothing so impressive than having huge and muscular arms. Every guy in the gym wants it and ladies like to see them too. Maybe that is exactly the reason why are you looking to get bigger arms. To be noticed by lifters in the gym and especially by ladies.




What are you going to need to get bigger arms fast?


- Hypertrophy training
- Muscle-Building Diet
- Rest



Those are three things that are important for building any muscle.





get big arms fast




To build bigger arms you will need to use the right exercises. You won't build bigger arms by training on machines, that must be clear. You need to lift heavy iron to make your triceps and biceps get bigger and stronger. 





I recommend a workout starting with barbell exercises which allow you to lift heavier weights, and then isolate your arms muscles with dumbbells. Also, to build bigger arms fast you can try supersets.



For those who don't know what are supersets, supersets are performed when two exercises are performed in a row, without a pause between them.



High volume workouts and supersets are key to bigger arms. 



For example, if you are planning to do both arms muscles, triceps and biceps, on the same day you could perform a superset of biceps curls immediately followed by triceps extensions. Combine a biceps exercise with a triceps exercise. A typical superset often includes targeting two different muscle groups. 



This rule for supersets can also work for other body parts like Chest and Back, Quads and Harmstings but they can also work for the same muscle group.





WORKOUT FOR BIGGER ARMS:



4 x Superset 1:


Barbell Biceps Curl, 10 - 12 reps
Barbell Triceps Extension, 10 - 12 reps



4 x Superset 2:


Dumbbell Curl, 10 - 12 reps
Triceps Pushdown, 10 - 12 reps



4 x Superset 3:


Hammer Curls, 10 - 12 reps
Dumbbell Kickback, 10 - 12 reps



 4 x Superset 4:


Incline Dumbbell Curl, 10 - 12 reps
One-Arm Triceps Extension, 10 - 12 reps




That is it, 8 exercises combined in 4 supersets that will help you build your arms muscles faster. You should also add one forearm exercise performed for 4 sets of 12 reps to have a complete arms workout.



ALSO READ:


How to Gain Muscle Mass - 5 Principles of Muscle Hypertrophy


Mass-Building Shoulder Workout - Exercises for Bigger Shoulders


Foods You Should Eat to Gain Muscle Mass Fast

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