When you want to build muscle quickly, there are only two things you must do:
1. Eat like a horse and
2. Pump heavy weights
Real muscle. Not the kind we are talking about today though
A lot of people out there will glorify this and claim that you need pills, potions and some secret workout to put on muscle, but this is all you need to do.
Obviously if you eat Twinkies and Coke by the trough load then you won’t get the results you are looking for, so there are a few things you need to know, but I guarantee that if you just take what you know now and applied it with full intensity, you would have damn good results coming your way in a hurry.
Let me give you a break down of exactly what you should do if you are wanting to know how to build muscle quickly;
1. Get my free guide
Okay so this is a bit bias, but in my guide I give you exactly everything you need to do in order to lose body fat and to gain muscle.
2. Have a goal
So, there is a bit of debate on the net at the moment (and always has and probably will be) about whether you can build muscle and lose body fat at the same time.
Now, you probably know that your body is not possible of adding muscle and burning fat at the same time, they are two entirely separate things.
In the course of a week you may be able to burn half a pound of fat and add a small amount of muscle, but it is damn hard work to sustain and it is quite likely you end up neither losing fat or adding muscle.
You are best to pick one and run with it – however most people say they don’t want to get fat when they put on muscle.
The main reason this happens is because someone will normally think that because they are lifting weights and putting on muscle their body will turn everything into muscle – not true.
If you eat a whole lot of shit food, you will put on fat. No matter how much weight you lift.
So if you eat like a bodybuilder should (and that is what you are on some scale – someone building or renovating their body), then you will not add fat.
So plan out what it is you want – muscle or fat loss, and stick to it.
Also remember – you can get amazing fat loss and muscle gain in just as little as a few months, at which point you may want to swap over and lose a bit of fat and start putting muscle on now you are lean.
My advice is just to pick one and hone right in on it.
3. Sort a plan
Packing on a bit of muscle is difficult for some people and easy for others, but no matter who you are, it is best to have a plan.
By a plan I mean a workout that is designed for muscle building, not strength, not fat loss, not sport specific training – just muscle building.
Also having an eating plan is a good idea (the word diet is a sissy word).
I like to have an eating plan when I am trying for a specific goal, but I have found the best way to stick to a plan is to only buy food that is on your plan, and buy a lot of it.
You can go down the road of counting calories etc, and sometimes I do advise that, but when you are wanting to put on muscle you should be eating what you normally do PLUS a couple of protein drinks a day and maybe another meal.
It is hard work being such a food demolisher, but this is how the big players do it. See that bouncer on the door of the night club who looks like Duke Nukem himself… I bet he doesn’t skimp on the meals.
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4. Don’t be a pussy
I am not sure how to put this delicately, but don’t be such a damn cry baby.
I see it all over the place.
*Babyish annoying voice*“How many reps of these do I do and how long do I hold at the top, what is the contraction time, should I do dropsets, supersets, forced reps or should I start crying?”
Okay, maybe that’s a bit far.
But so many people get held up on all the tiny little details when they are trying to achieve a fitness goal and the stuff around on the internet all day trying to find an answer to an irrelevant question.
Sure, Jay Cutler may need to do something a little exotic every once and a while to change up his routine because he is such a freak showish monster that his body adapts to a workout routine very quickly.
But unless you are a competitive bodybuilder or have been pushing weights for a few years solidly, just get in the gym and do the workout and stop whining about the scrawny details.
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I used to do this, I would ferret around trying to uncover the mysteries of timing and lifting weights and all the different exercise, and then one day I got it.
I realized that I was spending more time looking for information then actually applying it.
Are You Guilty Of This?
I used to buy the books, magazines,potions and whatever else instead of just doing the one simple thing I should have been doing:Hit the weights, and a heap of food with heaps of protein, and… wait for it… Have a bit of damn patience!
This won’t happen overnight, but it will happen quickly if you want it to..
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At last count only 2 (note: two) have made the cut. The rest are eating residual dust in my recycling bin or have been printed off just so I can feel some pleasure in burning them.
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