In this blog post, you will learn exactly how to build muscle – in 5 easy steps!*
When it comes to building muscle, there isn’t any magic pill you need to consume, or secret exercise that you have to do every single day…
To build muscle, you simply need to follow a few fundamental principles each and every day.
I will share these 5 principles / steps with you in the video below.
As you just learned, building muscle isn’t that hard after all. You simply have to know what you are doing, and follow the proper daily routine.
If you follow these steps, you WILL build muscle…
Consume More Calories Than You Burn (Step 1)
The first and most important part of being able to build muscle, is to make sure that you are consuming more quality calories than you burn each day.
You need to put yourself at a caloric surplus at the end of each day. Meaning, you must make sure that there is enough extra calories your body can use each day towards adding new muscle mass.
However, you don’t want to go overboard by consuming TOO MANY more calories than your body needs, or else you will simply end up gaining a bunch of fat!
You just need to consume a bit more calories than you would normally need to consume to maintain your current weight, and you can find out what that number is by using a calorie calculator.
Progressively Overload Your Muscles (Step 2)
You will also have to make sure that you are challenging yourself each time you workout with a new and challenging resistance.
Unless you want to look the same week after week, you will need to constantly challenge your muscles by constantly adding more weight or workout volume over time, so you can progressively overload your muscles - and make them grow bigger and stronger!
Your body is great at adapting to stress, and it doesn’t take too long for it to get used to a routine, or amount of weight, and that is why you have to constantly mix things up, and add more weight.
You must constantly force your body to grow and get stronger, and one of the best techniques for this is progressive overload.
Always Use Proper Form (Step 3)
As I mentioned in the video above, most people don’t use proper form when working out, and this is one of the big reasons most people simply don’t get results - or worse, they end up getting injured!
So the chances that YOU are one of those people are high, and so was I when I first started working out…
The problem is, most of the people or trainers who know the proper ways of performing exercises at the gym never point out these mistakes to you, and you keep on repeating them time and time again.
So be sure to find a qualified personal trainer that can teach you how to perform exercises correctly, or you can even check out a website such as bodybuilding.com since they offer a free video database of almost every exercise out there…
Proper form will keep you from getting injured, and allow you to get the best possible results, in the shortest amount of time!
Let Your Muscles Recover & Rebuild (Step 4)
As mentioned in the video above, if you’d like to build a good amount of muscle in a short period of time, you will need to make sure that you are getting the proper amount of rest!
Muscles repair, get stronger, and bigger while you rest and sleep.
Most of your results will come when your out of the gym, and you will need to learn how to optimize your muscle growth by applying optimal recovery.
Work hard in the gym, and rest hard at home.
You will also need to make sure you are getting the proper amount of calories (and type of calories) to help support your muscle recovery needs.
Get an Edge With Supplements (Step 5)
Anything that will allow me to achieve my goals in a way that is legal, and not dangerous to my health, will definitely get my attention!
I like to be as efficient as possible, and when it comes to working out and building muscle, certain supplements can definitely help and I will share my top 3 with you now…
Each of those 3 supplements should definitely be in your arsenal if you’re the kind of person that likes to get an edge, and want to optimize your muscle building goals!
There are many other supplements that can be beneficial while working towards building muscle, however, if you only had to choose 3, I would go with protein, creatine, and bcaa’s.
As with all supplements, they are simply an addition to an already good diet… And there is no such thing as a magic supplement. So only think about taking these 3 supplements if you are already following the 4 previous steps!