Big, strong arms and a thickly muscled chest and back are the ultimate goal of a huge cross section of the population. There is no doubt that it takes hard work and dedication to build a muscular body, but it is far from impossible if you follow these tips.
If you want to build muscle you need to do some form of resistance training. What you use to provide the resistance isn’t necessarily important – you can use barbells, dumbbells, body weight or resistance bands, as long as you’re able to increase the volume as you progress you’ll be able to build muscle.
In order to build the most muscle in the minimum amount of time you should focus on using an amount of resistance that you can perform about 5-8 repetitions with and you should focus on compound movements that work multiple muscle groups like squats, deadlifts, weighted pull ups and overhead presses.
If you want to build muscle you’ll also need to pay particular attention to your diet. Increase your caloric intake with a mix of complete and easy to digest lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy fats. Avoid empty calorie foods and beverages as they will deter your muscle building efforts and.
The last piece of the puzzle is recovery, you night the right amount of quality sleep in order for your body to heal following an intense workout and to make your muscles grow.
If you need assistance structuring a sound workout plan, there are a number of affordable workout DVDs available that will help to teach you new and interesting exercises, show you proper form and give you a detailed routine to follow.