So you want to build muscle fast? You are tired of being small and want to go from skinny to buff. Awesome, that is a great place to be at. The good news is, regardless of where you are starting from you can build muscle.
So what are the keys to building muscle? Let’s hit them.
- Workout – this may sound obvious but getting in the gym at least 4 days a week is how you will make the strain so that you can begin your gains. And just because you walk in a gym doesn’t mean you are going to gain muscle. You have to work and work hard. Every single workout you do should be straining your muscles. If you aren’t breaking a sweat you are not working hard enough. I suggest getting a guide that has a workout plan in it if you are new to this. There are a lot of elements to a proper workout.
- You need to eat to build muscle and no that doesn’t consist of eating as much food as possible regardless of what it is. You need to eat good clean foods, but you need to eat more than you burn in a day. If you don’t know what your calorie count per day is you need to find this out. There are calorie counting apps out there that will let you plug in your info in order to know how much you should be eating. So much of this is a numbers game so you have to know what your baseline is. Don’t go at your diet blind get some guidance if need be.
- Get your head in the game. You have to be mentally strong, which can include leaving certain groups of friends if they bring you down. You are the sum of the five people you hang around. Take a good hard look at your friends and ask yourself if they are pushing you to be a better version of yourself or not.