Are you on the hunt for a good muscle building program that can help you pack on the muscle fast?
There are some very important keys to a solid program that must be there if you are to experience the results you’re looking for.
Without these important factors, there are going to be some of your results may fall short.
Then this happens, you won’t be maximizing the gains that you can be getting from your workouts.
Getting The Most Of Your Muscle Building Program
Since you only have so much time in each day, you want to be sure that you are getting the most out of each and every workout for the best gains possible.
Here are five of the most important factors that make up a great muscle building program.
1. Heavy Days, Light Days And Rest Days
A good program is one that is going to have some sort of combination of heavy workouts and lighter workouts
This means that some workouts that are going to be very intense and some are going to be relatively easier.
And then there are going to be some days dedicated to full rest, balancing out your routine.
With too many consecutive heavier hardcore days, you will wind up finding yourself over-trained really fast.
And if you are not pushing yourself to your limits often enough, you won’t be making the gains that you want.
So when it comes to the intensity factor, Balance is key here.
2. De-loading Weeks
Just like you need a rest day every now and again, it’s also important to have weeks where you full de-load.
Here you are essentially ‘de-loading’ the weights across the board, reducing them down to a point where you give your body a full chance to recover completely.
De-loading should happen every six to eight weeks, depending on your own individual recovery ability and the nature of the program.
Squats are and always will be king in my book.
So if your workout program doesn’t contain squats, it’s not a real workout program as far as I’m concerned.
Squats are one of the best ways to naturally jack your testosterone levels through the roof.
And not only that, they also help build a solid foundation for the rest of your body.
You wouldn’t try and build the roof of a house first would you?
That’s exactly my point.
Tying directly in with Point 1 in this post, a good muscle building program will have you working across a variety of rep ranges.
This type of cycle will happen over the course of several weeks and is referred to a periodization.
Some weeks you’ll want to focus primarily on strength training by doing sets in the 3-5 rep range.
Then, you’ll want switch it up and focus on hypertrophy.
During those weeks you’ll want to be aiming for the 6-8 rep range to focus more on building up that mass.
Remember, a good program will hit a variety of aspects of your fitness level.
This way, you’ll build muscle that is not only strong, but is fully functional and stands the test of time.
Now for everyone’s absolute favorite activity, stretching.
How many times do you see someone who goes into the gym, puts in a hardcore workout then heads right to the locker room to slam back their protein shake?
Probably most of them, except for the guys who head straight for the front of the gym to hit up the girl working the desk.
Topping your workout off with some stretching is a really great way not only to enhance recovery, but also increase your flexibility and range of motion.
This means that you can get back into the gym sooner again and you’ll have better form and greater stimulation on exercises that require flexibility.
The greater the range of motion you are able to work through during an exercise, the more muscle fibers you will be able to stimulate.
The more muscle fibers you stimulate, the better gains you will see.
Less effort and more gains!
So get that stretching into your workout.
So, if your current workout is missing any one of these elements, it’s probably about time you found a routine that does get you headed in the right direction.
A well known quote states, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”
If this is you, I think it’s time you did something about this.