4 Steps to Building Big Muscles
Most men want to have large muscles. Nothing looks more powerful than a man who is muscular, who looks strong and is in great athletic shape. Building large muscles can be very difficult, especially if you have no knowledge about nutrition and exercise physiology.
Today, I am going to break down the complexity of building large, hard muscles into 5 basic steps that anyone can do, even you. Now, the key here is to make sure that you follow all of these 5 steps in order for you to maximize the effect of building large and muscular muscles. If not, your results will not be what they should be.
I have seen many men make the same mistakes when building muslces. Mistakes from doing too much cardio to undereating. The sad reality is that most men have no clue as to building large muscles. Of course, they think they just have lift some weights and there they go. WRONG!
Here are the 5 steps to building large muscles:
Step # 1: Eat 5 to 6 meals per day
You must eat enough food to put on serious muscle. I suggest you eat at least 5 to 6 meals per day so you can spread your protein consumption and calories throughout the day, constantly feeding your muscles, as they recover from your workouts. Eat at least 1 gram of protein for every pound you weight as a starting point. Eat at least 2 to 3 grams of carbohydrates for every pound you weigh. So, if you wiegh 150 lbs. you should be consuming at least 150 grams of quality protein and between 300 to 450 grams of carbs per day.
Step # 2: Skip Cardio
When you are trying to put on serious muscle, skip all the cardio. Cardio will just burn off those calories and amino acids you need to repair your muscles so they can become bigger and stronger. This is one of the biggest mistake I see at my Orange County Boot Camp with new members. They simply do too much cardio, so burning off their muscle tissue. Do not do this.
Step # 3: Lift Big
To stimulate the most size you will have to stimulate your fast-twitch muscles fibers. These fibers can grow up to 4 times their size. These muscle fibers respond best when you reach muscle failure between 6 to 12 reps. So, utilzie the basic compund exercises, such as squats, barbell presses, rows, and so on.
Step # 4: Drink Plenty of Water
Muscle is 93% water. So, you need to drink a lot of water to promote not only muscle gain, but the elimination of toxins and free radicals. You should drink at least .66 ounces of water for every pound you weigh. That is a good start. Another indicator will be that you should be urinating every 60 to 90 minutes. If you are not, you are dehydrated.
Lift big, eat big, and you will have big muscles.