Questions and Answers
Does doing more reps with a little less weight build muscle faster than doing less reps with more weight or the other way around?
REST builds muscles faster.
You life, heavy, on Saturday. Lift and HOLD the weight for 1 minute.
Then you do not lift heavy again for an entire week.
Your muscles build mass when they are resting.
I've always been skinny (5'10" and 140-150 lbs and I want to build muscle mass fast. I've lifted weights and done cardio before but I've never had the discipline.
Ok… Just listen… Follow what i say… And don't ask questions. EAT, EAT, EAT. LIFT, EAT EAT, SLEEP, EAT, EAT,EAT EAT, LIFT, you get the picture. That's the main part! The finer points are a little more in depth.
You need to eat about6 times a day to keep you metabolism up. I too was about your size 2 years ago. I was averaging about 155 constantly. And there was NO way for me to gain… No matter how much i lifted. I am now 20years old and 5'11'' 185lbs with only 6.5% fat.
PLEASE BE WARNED…. Now that i have put on so much muscle so quickly… I have stretch marks on my biceps and just above my arm pits where the skin couldn't keep up with the muscle growth. And NO i did NOT take steroids!
Eat steak, fish, poultry, peanut butter and anything else you can get a hold of with protein. Also… I would strongly recommend drinking at least a gallon of water a day. If you would really like to speed up the process… Half gallon water, half gallon milk!!! The biggest thing i found to help me gain muscle was peanut butter sandwiches with honey! The honey is a natural energizer and the peanut butter will help your muscle repair and regenerate faster. Another big thing that will help you… Creatin supplement!!! It will make your muscle cells more thirsty and will make them more lubricated and more efficient. Therefore bigger, stronger, and with way more stamina. The best thing i ever used was called super pump 250. Any questions,,,, email me. Ajezzio@yahoo.com
whoops.. I forgot the lifting part… Do your benching with dumbells, not a solid bar.it will add 2 kinds of muscle.. The normal "big" muscle and the fast twitch muscle which is the more defined and more visible aka… The "buff" muscles because you are trying to balance 2 weights at the same time and your arms arent depending on one another to compensate. Also… Squats on a sled (leg press)… Not on a normal bar.
I'm 17 and I'm 125 pounds and I'm 5 foot 6. I need serious help nothing I do works and I wanna be at least 30 pounds heavier.. Not fat though I want that weight to be muscle.
First, you need to forget the word "fast". Nobody builds muscle fast. You say nothing works, you're probably doing unnecessary things that don't really help a lot – most people in the weight room just do what everyone else says to do, 3 sets of 10 reps, blah blah blah.
There are 3 ingredients to building muscle – strength, diet, and time.
To get stronger, you have to lift heavy. "Heavy" means weights that you can only do 5 or 6 reps for each set. I suggest the Stronglifts 5×5 program (Google it). It is based on the idea of continually increasing the weight you lift, learning proper form while the weights are light and moving a lot of weight as they get heavy. You won't just build muscle, you'll build functional strength. The program runs for 12 weeks – give it a try, it will only cost you 3 months, and if you don't like the results you can go find another lifting program. If you do like it, the website teaches you enough that after 3 months you'll know what you need to do to continue improving after the end of the given schedule.
When lifting, you need to eat more. More of everything. Keep a balanced diet with lots of fruit and veggies, complex, whole grain carbs, and lean healthy meats. Just increase all of it. Lifting and building muscle burns through resources, and you have to really fuel yourself if you want to add muscle mass.
The other component is time. You have to be patient, you're not going to hit it hard and pile on 2 pounds a week. 30 pounds is a LOT of weight to try to put on. If you eat right and work hard, you can probably do this by the end of the coming school year. Don't get discouraged if you lift for a few weeks and cannot see the difference, if it were easy and could be done fast everyone would have great muscles.