The first and most important thing that you must do if you ever want to have a solid muscular frame. Well besides going to the gym. This first step is an absolute a must and you will never gain any muscle if you ignore it.
You have to eat the right types of calories from muscle building foods. It is simply not enough to have a caloric surplus. I want you to think about this if you are eating Big Mac’s and Snickers bars all day you are definitely going to exceed your caloric expenditure. However does this sound like an intelligent approach to building muscle?
1. You must have a caloric surplus or in other words eat more calories than you burn throughout the day. What most people don’t realize is that muscle growth does not take place in the gym. Your body builds muscle while you are at home resting and eating. This is when the damaged muscle tissue is repaired and your body gets the materials to do this through the food that you eat. If you do not supply your body with the proper nutrients with enough calories this process simply cannot take place. It won’t matter how hard you work out in the gym if you are not eating enough you will never grow.
2. The first thing to understand is that not all calories are the same. At the most basic level the amount of calories that you consume determines whether you lose weight or gain weight. If you consume more calories than you burn you are going to gain weight. The types of calories that you consume will determine the type of weight that you will gain, the goal is to gain weight though muscle growth. If you eat the wrong food however you will only gain fat.
factor involved in muscle growth is absolutely crucial.
3. You must significant increase your water intake. Most of us have heard that you muscles are made up of 70 water. Which is true. But what you probably didn’t know is that a 34 drop in you bodies water levels will have a huge impact on you overall performance. This can be up to a 1020 decrease in muscle ability to contract.
This is incredibly important because it ties right in to the fourth thing you must do to build muscle
4. In order to make any significant muscle gains you must be prepared to train at a high level of intensity every single time that you enter the gym. This is the area that separates the men from the boys. If you want to make big muscle gains you have to train hard all the time. Every set must be performed to muscle failure. This does require a mental toughness that not all people possess. If you are not uncomfortable and feeling an intense burn in your muscle you are not training hard enough and will probably not get you where you want to be.