What is the best way to build muscle? You can go around as ask the top bodybuilders in the world that question and they will all give you different answers. You can even go to your local gym and ask everyone there that very question and they too will all give you different answers. The reason this will happen is because every person that you ask will give you a unique answer they’ve put together through their unique experience. Everyone has their own story to tell. Everyone has different aspirations and different technique on how to build muscle. Their aspirations may not reflect your own aspirations; therefore, their techniques will not be relevant to you. That’s why going around and asking this question is not a wise approach. The only good answer that you will ever get to this question is the answer that is relevant to everyone. The good news is, I have that answer and I am going to give it to you. No matter who you are, no matter your physique and no matter what your muscle building aspiration may be, I guarantee that the following technique will help you achieve it.
Shall we begin?
No matter who you are, the absolute best way to begin building muscle is to start with body weight exercises.
Before you even think of lifting weights it’s important that you are first able to lift your own body weight. Start with basic exercises like push-ups for the upper body and squats for the lower body. Your goal is to build up enough strength to where you can execute 3 sets of 15 reps per exercise. Remember, everyone has a different body type, therefore, it may take some people longer to get to this point than it will for others. That doesn’t matter. Regardless of your body type, focus on advancing to 3 sets of 15 reps per exercise no matter how long it takes. Make a constant effort with adequate rest in between and you will naturally build up enough strength to reach that level.
I know you have it in you!
Once you get to the point in which you can perform 3 sets of 15 reps per body weight exercise, you will be ready to begin weight training.
I know the term “weight training” might sound a bit intimidating. That’s because media often associates this term with an image of a really strong guy with veins popping out of his head and arms as he lifts an extraordinary amount of weight. Don’t let that illustration mislead you my friend. In fact, it is much easier than that. While weight training, you will actually be following the same routine that you began while you were performing your body weight exercises. The only difference is that now, you will be increasing the weights as you progress.
Are you with me?
The best way to do this is to choose a weight level that you can execute 3 sets of 10 reps with medium difficulty. After a while, your body will naturally build up more strength and that weight level will become easier. When you reach the point in which you consider that weight level to be easy, it will be time to up the weight to where you are back at a medium difficulty. Keep repeating this process. Each time you increase the weight, you will gain strength as well as muscles. Work on building your entire body. Many people make the mistake of focusing on one muscle group and totally neglecting the rest of their body. Don’t be one of those people. Make sure that you target the lower body muscle groups as well as the upper body muscle groups. That way, your body will grow in a proportionate manner. Remember to take your time during the process.
Patience is key.
This is a timeless technique that is guaranteed to work for anyone who implements it. Designate a few days out of the week to start with the body weight exercises. This small step will set the base and once you build up enough momentum, you will be unstoppable!