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Have you discovered the Muscle Building Secrets? For those of you reading this you may have experienced some success in terms of building muscle mass through gym routines. This may have been an added few pounds in weight, a slightly bigger frame or biceps however, you probably thought at this stage that this was all you were going to ever experience through a half decent weightlifting workout and instead you may put your faith into supplements like creatine, nitric oxide, growth hormones and maybe even more.
Did you know though that you can actually pack on 20lbs of lean muscle mass with a great workout routine? You may be thinking “yea right! What could I possibly do differently with bench pressing, rows, shoulder presses and so on that is going to see me making those kinds of gains?!” Well if you haven’t discovered how things like rest periods, sets, reps, timing your lifts, durations of your workouts can affect the rate at which you Gain Muscle Mass well then you are missing out big time!
When you understand how they can be combined to make compound lifts such as bench presses, shoulder presses, rows and in particular squats so powerful you will start to experience serious muscle gains. One thing I never fully appreciated was the power of Squats. Over the summer I began to do to heavy squats sessions twice a week.
In each of this session I would complete 6 sets of 8 repetitions of the heaviest weight I could manage for that give number of sets. The results over a 4 week period were dramatic to say the least. I put on roughly 5 kilos which is about 11 pounds of lean muscle mass and went on to pack on more!
The sheer stress of the movement released so much growth hormone that it sucked in every last bit of food I ate and it forced my body to grow. So if you are trying to get big muscle and grow, squats are the first thing I would take into consideration when making out my workout regime.
After that I would bulk the program up with other compound movements at mention above.A word of warning though, because the squats session are so fatiguing I would space them 72 hours apart for adequate recovery and growth.