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How to Build Muscle Faster…

When it comes to working out, building muscle, and making progress in the gym sometimes less is more.

Not only that, but one of the best ways to accelerate your progress and overcome any type of plateau you may be having is to change things up.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can build muscle faster and get the most out of your muscle building program.

four surprising ways to build muscle

1. Stop Working Out?

One factor that is often overlooked, especially by those who are just getting started with and health and fitness exercise program is they think that more exercise, more often, will lead to more muscle.

The reality is that nothing could be further from the truth.

Muscles need adequate rest (and nutrition) in order to grow. Trying to exercise too often, or too hard, can only bring the opposite result from the one you want. Not only that, you are risking injury which could set your progress back by months.

Realise that you don’t have to achieve everything overnight.

2. Trick Yourself Into Working Out

The biggest key to achieving any long-term success with any workout program is to keep working out on a regular, consistent schedule.

The reality is though, there will be days that you just don’t feel like going to the gym for a full workout… just the thought of it can be exhausting. On days like this, just tell yourself you’re going to get to the gym, and just put in a couple of minutes — heck something is better than nothing.

Once you get to the gym to do the bare minimum you’ll actually get up the energy and motivation to do a full workout.

3. Train to Failure Every Now and Then

While I don’t recommend training to failure everytime you hit the gym (which can lead to overtraining)… it’s okay to train to failure every now and then.

Training to failure (shutdown) is one of the most effective techniques for packing on muscle and shocking your muscle into growth mode. Shutdown means the point where your body can’t manage to lift anymore, and your muscles just give up. If you can, try to reach the shutdown from the weight, rather than the number of reps.

Excess reps can be self-defeating. Oh, and be sure to have a spotter!

4. Supersize with Supersets

Occasionally, mix up your regular workout routine with supersets.

Supersets are very intensive and are very time effective. They offer the potential for greater gains in a shorter period of time.

How do you do a superset?

Simply cut down your rest time between one set of reps, and the next one. Whatever your normal rest time before you start the next set, try cutting it right down, even to below a minute.

This will certainly be something which both you and your muscles will notice!

Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to see gains and overcome any plateau in your workout program.


Chris Cannon
Chris Cannon

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