How To Get Muscles

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  1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
    HubPagesposted 13 years ago

    How To Get Muscles

  2. JoChris26 profile image42
    JoChris26posted 13 years ago

    The shortest answer...resistance training.  Easiest way...lift weight.  Now for details.

    Not all body types are the same and certainly genetics play a HUGE role in how your body will respond to the exercises.  However, that doesn't mean that you can or can't build muscle.  It only means the way you train may have to vary. 

    If you are genetically predisposed to building muscle such as most of your professional athletes like body builders, football defensive and offensive linemen, wrestlers, etc., the muscle will come fairly quickly but for others...not so much. 

    For the average Jo, such as myself, I need specific training to gain muscle and my nutrition plays a role as well.  My hubpages offer more information but to start, give this plan a try.

    Perform this routine 3 days a week for four weeks.  Give a days rest in between exercise and use proper form and technique. Do a warm-up set of 10 at 50 to 60% of max weight.  Then do 3 sets of 8 reps at 85 to 90 % of max working to failure on the last set.  (typically failure would be reached on rep 6 to 8.)  Rest a max of 30 to 45 seconds between each rep.

    bench press
    dead lift
    clean and jerk
    tricep dip
    bent over row

    Again, my hub Build Muscle Bulk has much more information if you are interested.  Good luck in your training.

  3. jmckiernan86 profile image55
    jmckiernan86posted 13 years ago

    check out this page for a complete answer

  4. BodybuildingBuddy profile image56
    BodybuildingBuddyposted 13 years ago

    Check this hub out for how to gain weight properly.  It is specifically geared for new female lifters, but all the principles are generally the same. … e-Trainers

    Really you need to increase your calories, begin a weight program, increase your protein (probably), and get enough rest for your muscles to grow.

    There are many more specifics, but just doing the above will get you well on your way to great muscles.

  5. LensMan999 profile image61
    LensMan999posted 12 years ago

    The muscles grow only when they are forced to do so. You should create certain conditions in the body where the muscles will be enforced to get developed. You may for e.g. lift heavy weights frequently so that the muscles would be pressurized to... read more

  6. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 12 years ago

    you've already got muscles, if you didn't, you'd be dead.  exercise for stronger bigger muscles, don't overdo it though, or you'll get muscle bound.  It has been said that the perfectly toned body is like the African Bushman, lean and muscular but not massive bicepts etc, they're just for show, for winning competitions.


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