There are many things you can do to increase your rate of gaining your muscle mass. Here are some of the top muscle building tips to increasing muscle mass.
Top 6 Muscle Building Tips
1. Increase your weights
The best and most obvious way to increase your muscle gains is to increase your weights in the gym progressively. So every workout is harder than the next, but shouldn’t be too hard that you fail to recover by the next workout.
2. Workout two times a day
Yes I said it. Workout more than one time a day and your body will go crazy in building more muscle. Don’t do this for longer than 2 weeks as this will cause over training if done for long term. So if you train 4 times a week, train 6 times a week for 2 weeks and then go back to your normal workout plan.
3. Adjust your reps
Many argue that slow and steady reps are the only way to increasing muscle mass; however from experience I know that adjusting the reps in any way, increases muscle mass as it shocks the body into doing something it does not normally do. So if you normally do slow reps, do high reps for 2 weeks and see how it goes.
4. Go Crazy on your workouts
Do all reps till failure; in other words, if you are doing a biceps curl, do it until you cannot do it anymore; wait 1-2 minutes, and do it again! This is another method used by bodybuilders when they are stuck in a rut and do not seem to be gaining anymore.
5. Target Big Muscle groups
Do more squats and back exercises with med-heavy weight (70%-85% 1 rep max). This will force release of more hormones in your body to go towards building even more muscle mass.
This cannot be emphasized enough; recovery is the only time when your muscles actually grow; so make sure you are getting 8-9 hours of sleep. Don’t keep any lights on in the room you sleep, as this inhabits the body’s ability to going into the deeper, vital modes of sleep, where growth hormone is released for rebuilding muscle.