7 Critical Tips For Gaining Muscle Mass Fast!

December 18, 2016

7 Critical Tips For Gaining Muscle Mass Fast!

There is nothing worse than being one of the skinny kids in high school who can't even bench press the bar. I know because I was one of them. I remember going into my sophomore weightlifting class thinking I was "big", just to get embarrassed by mass monsters who could easily bench 1.5x their bodyweight.

That's when I decided that it was time for a change. From that point on my life has revolved around fitness and becoming stronger. I can now bench 2x my bodyweight and am more confident than ever, but the change didn't occur overnight.

It took years of hard work and dedication, but I fell in love with the process. Today, I'm going to share the 7 most important tips that I personally followed to go from skinny to muscular. 

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1. Track Your Food!

This is SO important! If you're skinny and think that you eat tons of food, but don't gain weight because of your "fast" metabolism, then you're not eating enough. The way to fix this? Figure out your macros and TRACK them! When you do this, you'll really see if you're eating enough. Tracking your food and your weight on a daily basis will allow you to learn more about your body and it'll help you figure out what works and what doesn't.   

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2. Sleep! 

It seems like I talk about sleep in nearly every single post on this blog, but for good reason. You've heard it all your life, sleep is critical. I won't go too in detail on sleep, just get a minimum of 8 hours a night and you'll be on your way to increased muscle recovery and improved performance.

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3. Perform Compound Movements!

Bench Press, Squat, Deadlift, Overhead Press. Get used to these movements, you'll be performing them twice a week, each. These four movements should be the staple exercises in your workout routines because they require the use of multiple muscles. By performing these compound movements you'll be activating more muscles than you would by doing isolate exercises such as a leg curl or lat pulldown. Perform your compound movements first, and then fill the rest of your workout with accessory movements such as those I just listed. After a while you;ll see your mass and strength soar.

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4. Don't Be Scared Of Fats!

Just because they're called fats doesn't mean they'll bitterly make you fatter. Fats contain more than twice as many calories per gram than carbohydrates and protein, so eat a lot of them if you want to gain muscle. Saturated fats will boost your natural testosterone production while healthy omegas are great for your heart. Foods that are high in fat and absolutely delicious include nuts, peanut butter, and whole eggs. 

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5. Keep It Intense and Quick!

If you're trying to become a mass monster, you need to go intense and make your workouts short! It sounds counterintuitive, but it's not. The longer you're in the gym, the more calories you are prone to burn, and that's the opposite of what you want. Go intense, give it your absolute 100% in the gym, leave, and focus on recovery.

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6. Train Heavy!

It's time to stop using baby weight. If you're skinny and trying to build some solid muscle you need to stop the low weight-high rep regimen you're currently doing. Focus and heavy weight and low reps. Training with heavy weight will challenge your character, but you won't shy away from a challenge. 

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7. Try Out Some Supplements!

Supplements get a bad rap and for good reason. Most of them make some ridiculous claims on their label that people fall for, so be careful. There are, however, some that can be beneficial to you. If you find eating a lot of food to be difficult, you can try out a mass gainer which usually comes loaded with proteins, carbs, and fats to make reaching your macros easier. You should also look into creatine, which can help you to gain a couple of pounds and some strength along the way. It's important, however, to do your own research before deciding which supplements to consume. Read more on supplements here.

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Well, there you have it, 7 tips that'll take you from skinny and weak to muscular and strong. Follow these simple lifting and nutrition tips and you'll be seeing a massive change in no time. 

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