Get Big Muscles: The Basics
By Sean Nalewanyj
||Sean Nalewanyj is a natural bodybuilding expert and best-selling fitness author committed to providing effective, research-based advice for building muscle, burning fat and gaining strength. Sean is the creator of the "No Fail System" bodybuilding program and president of EliteImpact Labs.
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The arguments over how to best get big muscles will rage on forever.
The endless arguments over how an effective bodybuilding program should be structured in order to get big muscles will most likely continue until the end of time. Just scour the Internet message boards, flip through any muscle magazine or talk to the sales rep at your local supplement store. It doesn’t matter who you speak with or what you read, ultimately everyone has something to say about how to get big muscles.
Since everyone thinks they know everything, who should a beginner listen to? Not knowing which answer to trust can be hard, especially since you’ll have tons of questions about the process.
How many workouts do I need each week? How many sets for each major muscle? Is there an optimum rep range? What are the best exercises for stimulating my muscles? What is the ideal length of a workout?
Take some time out to research and answer these important questions; all it takes is a little effort. But we’re not talking about that in this article.
Understand this—if you spend all your time in clearing your doubts and debating endlessly, you will end up getting side-tracked from the bottom line. Figuring out the best exercises and rep ranges to get big muscles are important, but not nearly as important as one principle that forms the backbone of the muscle growth process.
To achieve major muscle growth and get big muscles, it is critical that you place all of your focus on this core principle.
Bottom line: muscle growth occurs as a natural response to stress. When you workout with weights, you are making “micro-tears” in your muscle tissue. Your body responds to these stresses as a potential threat to its survival and will start working overtime to increase the size/strength of your muscle fibers to keep you safe in the future.
So, in order to get big muscles, you’re going to have to work on progression throughout the weeks, either by lifting more weight or performing additional reps. By continuing to increase the stress on the body, you force it to keep responding to greater levels of stress.
To get big muscles, you must focus on getting STRONGER!
So, what’s the best muscle-building tool?
A pen and paper are all you need!
Yes, the details of how to get big muscles do matter, but the ultimate goal of progression transcends them all and will ultimately decide whether you succeed or fail.
Don’t waste time obsessing on all of the different principles of how to get big muscles; place your focus on building strength and you can be certain that you’ll be adding size as well.
Take time out to examine how you train. If you’ve done little to track the amount of weight you lift, the number of reps you perform, and then increase it the following week, you’re not capitalizing on the very foundation of the muscle building process.
If you’re serious about your goal to get big muscles, you should never enter the gym without a pen and paper.
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