If you are interested in discovering a little-known fact about how to build muscle faster than ever, then keep reading because this part of the ‘training equation? is critical to getting the kind of physique that will turn heads.
First off, let me start by saying that I am not a professional bodybuilder, nor am I a self-proclaimed fitness ?guru.? I?m not a bestselling author, and I?m not at all interested in who won the Arnold Classic. I?m too busy living life to think about all that jazz.
Even considering all the above, I still have something that I want to talk to you about that could change the way you look at bodybuilding forever. No kidding. This is just about the most overlooked factor to getting fast muscle gains ever. What I want to talk about is the length of your workouts.
I know, I know. It’s not earth shattering news to discover that the amount of time you spend working out has an impact of the rate at which you gain muscle mass. However, it might just be news to you that working out for too long can literally kill your chances of building a winning physique.
You see, somewhere along the line, most bodybuilders fell for the ?more is better? trap because it is so seductive. But just because the ?more is better? philosophy applies to a whole range of areas in life – does not mean that it applies to working out with weights as well.
The simple truth is that if most guys cut their training time in half, they?d probably see double the results they do now. Most guys train far too long. You need to stear clear of the notion that working out for long periods of time has anything to do with muscle gains. In fact the exact opposite is true.
You want to workout just long enough to stimulate muscle growth, but not so long that you prevent it from happening because you?ve exhausted your body’s recovery ability. And if you already find it difficult to pack on muscle, then you may need to keep your workout times to the barest minimum just to see any gains at all.
Let’s start with a basic guideline. If you are training for any longer then thirty minute each workout, then you are probably training longer than you should, and you are probably not making the muscle gains that you could.
Now I know that’s a bold claim. Thirty minutes isn’t long enough for some guys to warm-up. But it’s still the truth none the less. You see if you are training with the right types of exercises, and if you are training as hard as you should on those exercises, you simply can’t stand very much in the way of exercise.
Sure, you could loaf your way through dozens of sets of dozens of exercises, but you won’t gain any muscle. But if you hit a few basic exercises harder than you ever have before with enough intensity to make a Navy Seal weak at the knees, you?ll very likely see your gains skyrocket.
Remember to stick to the basic movements, and work hard on each and every set. keep your training time down to about thirty minutes, and you?ll be well on your way to getting faster muscle gains, without exhausting your recovery ability.