On the flip side, if you’ve been training with heavy weights for lower repetitions for a long amount of time, you may benefit from switching gears and trying lower weights for more repetitions. The important thing to keep in mind here is that as you train, your body adapts to your weight training workouts. If you want to keep building muscle mass, then you need to keep switching things up in order to keep your body guessing.
If your goal is to gain muscle fast, then I recommend limiting your workouts to a maximum of 1 hour. Anything longer will pull your body out of muscle building mode and into endurance mode. By limiting the length of your workout sessions, you can ensure that your body is receiving the right kind of stimulation for muscle growth.
#2 – After you’ve put in the time to properly stimulate muscle mass, you then must fuel that muscle growth by consuming ample amounts of the proper nutrients in the proper combination’s at the right times. This allows your body the right kind of “fuel” to repair the damage inflicted by intense weight training exercises.
If your goal is to gain muscle fast, then you need to make sure and consume a minimum of 5 muscle building meals per day, evenly spaced every 2-3 hours. Each meal should include protein, carbohydrates, fat and some type of fruit or vegetable. When putting your bodybuilding nutrition plan together, it’s important to realize that each gram of protein or carbohydrate contains 4 calories. Each gram of fat contains 9 calories.
Although, it is important for people wanting to gain muscle fast to consume enough protein, it’s simply not necessary to consume obscene amounts. While it has been a popular recommendation over the last few years by many bodybuilders and self-proclaimed fitness “gurus” to consume absurd amounts of protein, this is simply not necessary to support muscle growth.