The Most Important Tool Of All
For Building Muscle Fast

If your aim is building muscle fast, then it is critical you learn the following piece of advice.

If I was only able to tell you one thing about how to build muscle mass fast, then what I've written on this page would be it.

But first let's take a look at how your body actually builds muscle.

When you go to the gym and perform an intense session with heavy weights, you are breaking down muscle tissue and placing a lot of stress on your nervous system.

Your body sees this break-down of muscle as an "attack" on the body, a threat to its survival. It realises it must re-build with larger and stronger muscle fibers to be protected against the next attack.

What I'm trying to say is that in order to get bigger you must continually put your body under more and more stress each week, by lifting heavier weights or by performing more reps with the same weight. If you don't progress with heavier weights or more reps each week, you won't be able to physically build muscle fibers because your body would get used to the stress put on it.

By focusing on slight progression in your workouts each week and using every ounce of energy you have to push your muscles that little bit further, your body will keep producing more muscle to be able to protect your body.

So what is the most powerful tool to building muscle fast? Yes, that's right, a good old pad and a pen!

You could say the difference between those in the gym who get poor or average results, and those who produce outstanding results, is whether or not they fully understand the importance of progression in your workouts. It's the basic principle to building muscle fast and reaching new heights in your fitness goals.

With a pen and paper you should write down exactly how many sets and reps you perform on each exercise, and what weight you are using. Then the following week you should aim to slightly better yourself, either by lifting a heavier weight or by performing a rep or two more with the same weight. Any improvement, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Every rep counts, so busting out that one extra rep or two could be the difference between building new muscle tissue or not.

This is the most basic yet most important principle to remember in your quest for an impressive physique. Don't lose sight of the big picture, which should be to aim for continual small improvements over time. If you focus on progression from week to week, you simply cannot fail and you will pack on lean muscle mass in no time.

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