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How to Get Muscle

So, how to get muscle … The age old question never ceases to find a gargantuan number of answers. And everybody seems to have a different aim when trying to learn how to get muscle. Some people are trying to lose fat and gain muscle. Other people are naturally skinny and want to go from skinny to muscle. Yet another group is already muscular, discontented with being “just muscular”, and wants to look like monsters. Different people, different goals, different ways to reach those goals.

Those who are trying to go from skinny to muscle need to play by a different set of rules. If a bodybuilder who is naturally muscular can physically afford to work out for two or three hours per workout for six or seven days per week, a naturally skinny person cannot. In fact, long workouts hurt everybody equally because the muscle-consuming substance Cortisol gets produced in the body after about 45 minutes of intense physical exertion. If this muscle breakdown activity for naturally muscular bodybuilders is offset by their genetic muscular ability as well as their existing muscle mass, such activity would be extremely counter-productive for a skinny bodybuilder who needs all the muscle gain he can get and can barely afford to lose any muscle.

Therefore, one of the most important points that can help skinny bodybuilders in how to get muscle is to keep their workouts short and concentrated. Skinny bodybuilders need to provide maximum stimulation for their muscles by using compound exercises to target major muscle groups in one shot, as opposed to isolation exercises which only benefit local muscles. Major compound exercises have long been proven to provide the largest percentage of muscle gains in the fastest time periods for all types of bodybuilders. The number of repetitions also needs to be considered and will depend on each person’s goals; someone who is seeking moderate bulk and lots of strength will tend to go with a lower number of reps and a higher weight, while someone who is seeking the most bulk and not as much strength ends up doing an average number of reps with a lower weight.

With a good skinny bodybuilder training regimen in place, other major factors in how to get muscle are nutrition and rest. Nutrition needs to be carefully monitored in order to keep a continuous flow of protein to the muscles to prevent muscle breakdown. Rest is also important as a person builds muscle not while exercising, but while resting. That’s why nutrition and rest are extremely important in how to get muscle, along with a good workout program.


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