Many people think they know how to build muscle mass and gain weight quickly. Did you know?
There are some people who are born thin by nature. Muscle mass is not a natural part of your body composition. You can push yourself to the max on the weight machine, swallow one protein shake after another, and still look skinny as a willow.
If you belong to this group, you should be aware that in order to build muscle mass, you need to adopt a slightly different strategy. You cannot blindly follow the methods of those people who can easily build muscle mass. They are not the same as you.
To build muscle mass using drug-free methods, you need to have a training program that is tailored to your particular situation.
One of the first things to understand about your training program is this: it will be much more intense than usual. Many people exercise at the gym lifting weights that are so light that they don’t even break a sweat. You would be seriously wrong if you think taking the time to do that will help you build muscle.
You need to bring in a very high level of intense energy and focus on your weight training. Perform each set of exercises as if your life depended on it. Focus on each rep. Don’t go it alone, really get in there.
When you rest, be sure to time it accurately. You have to be almost a fanatic about it. Use a stopwatch if necessary. Don’t let your muscles cool down and lose the benefits of your previous reps.
Attention. Don’t get distracted by other people. They can do their thing. For you, it’s just you and the weights. Get an MP3 player, wear headphones, and block out all distractions.
Keep your friends away. Don’t bring your girl, you can show off later, when you get real results. For now, your training should be the only focus.
This is just the setup and mindset you need to have. If you focus on the results you want, you can achieve it.
In addition to focus, you must have commitment. Stop jumping from one training program to another. They are just passing fads. If you start a program and stop it after a few weeks, it’s no wonder it doesn’t work. If you do this, it may appear that you are being serious and enthusiastic about your training, but the reality is that you are simply avoiding the real problems.
Each program will work, if you apply the right level of intensity, give it the right amount of time to do its work. Take a program, study it well. Take a look at each and every aspect and make sure it’s the right intensity to help you build your muscle mass.
Be honest with yourself. Do not stop a program simply because it is too difficult or because there is a “better” program. Focus and commit to a good training program.