Why You’re Not Sure Where To Start With Building Muscle


If you ask for advice on how to build muscle you’ll probably get a different answer from every person you ask, so today we’re going to cover the fundamental rules of building a leaner, stronger physique.

If you ask for advice on how to build muscle you’ll probably get a different answer from every person you ask, so today we’re going to cover the fundamental rules of building a leaner, stronger physique.

A lot of the things you see people doing in gyms these days has been passed onto them by sources which don’t have any real scientific backing behind them, wrapped up as the latest thing or training system, and before long they’ve spread into countless gyms despite not having any proof behind their claims.

If you are trying to build a better body you don’t need to follow the latest trend. In fact, a lot of the so called latest trends are merely repackaged versions of older systems that temporarily disappeared from the public eye for a while. If you apply the simple, proven rules to muscular hypertrophy your body will react and give you the physique you demand.

If you don’t know how to build muscle today’s interview will assist you a lot.

The main problem when somebody has not seen any results in the gym is variety. If you get stuck in the same routine it will stop giving you results no matter how good it may have been when you put it together. Your body’s job is to adapt and make things easier for you to cope, so you’ll need to use different approaches to get continued results. If you have had issues progressing you workouts in the past you should look at using the holistic training approach, which involves switching each week between different fitness concepts, such as going from high rep workouts to HIIT sessions, then strength training without cardio.

One of the most common mistakes fitness enthusiasts make is over training. If you see some positive results it can become easy to get addicted to going to the gym. The thing is, however, when it comes to fitness ‘more’ does not necessarily mean ‘better’. Your body needs time to recover from each workout and if you’re back in the gym the following evening you won’t be able to see any results. Try to keep it under five sessions per week.

The world of supplements is third on the list because although a lot of people do get lost here, it is perhaps purposely designed to have that effect. Supplement manufacturers make a lot of cash from the confusion. However, like most things on this list, it’s nowhere near as confusing once you know what to look for. If you’re after a weight gainer you need a shake which hits you with a lot of carbohydrates and calories per serving. If you’re just after a leaner physique you will want to keep the carbohydrate content down quite low. Science also shows that there’s no need to consume more than 30 grams of protein in one sitting, too.

The battle to build a better physique is usually won and lost outside of the gym, however. Most people are happy to exercise and drink protein shakes but they switch off when they get back home or go out with their friends at the weekend. Make no mistake about it, you’ll need to get your diet in check. If you are unsure how many calories you need to be eating per day you can start by taking your goal weight and multiplying the figure by 15. This will give you a good estimate to work with.

If you apply the four rules in today’s post over the next three to four months you will notice how much easier it becomes to achieve the physique you desire. Learning how to build muscle is an often over complicated affair, but the truth is the main principles are very easy indeed. Holistic training is a great way to keep your workout program fresh, whereas time tested principles such as resting appropriately and learning the basics of whey protein supplements will go a long way to helping you reach your overall goal.

About the author: Great Britain’s most followed personal trainer, Russ Howe PTI teaches classes of hundreds how to build muscle in the gym each week. Learn about holistic training with his free video next.