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How Can You Build Muscle Really Fast?

  1. PhoenixV profile image73
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    How Can You Build Muscle Really Fast?

    How Can You Build Muscle Really Fast?

  2. kjrzeek1 profile image69
    kjrzeek1posted 5 years ago

    You can't.......Building muscle takes time, hard work, dedication, and the proper diet.  The best way to build muscle in a short amount of time is to use compound movement exercises, squat, deadlift, push presses, and hang cleans.  Using these exercises with a proper diet will jump start your muscle growth, but it still takes time.  Good luck!

  3. PageC profile image61
    PageCposted 5 years ago

    kjrzeek is right on. To expand on diet, be sure to get plenty of protein and healthy fats. Usually, people need to eat a lot more than they expect when they are trying to build muscle.

  4. Grant's World profile image85
    Grant's Worldposted 5 years ago

    If you only care about building muscle fast and not necessarily your health then take steriods.

    If you care about your health and are willing to put in the time and effort to build quality muscle and a heathier you then check out many of my hubs on building muscle and proper diet to do so.



  5. Sullen91 profile image77
    Sullen91posted 5 years ago

    Really fast as compared to what? If you're looking to build the most amount of muscle in the least amount of time, you should optimize your diet and training, and your rest and recovery periods..At the same time, you should prepare to begin a cycle of anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids increase protein synthesis  ( protein is the building block of muscle)  and limit the effects of the stress hormone cortisol (which breaks down muscle).

    But steroids yield marginal benefits if the user has not trained for at least 2-5 years. Also, they have noted side effects to take into consideration, such as testicular shrinkage, increased blood pressure, and liver damage, They can lead to gynecomastia, the development of "tits." in men. People usually take drugs once the cycle is completed to restore normal functioning and limit lingering side effects. The side effects experienced will usually be a result of the side effect profiles of the individual drugs included in the cycle and the relative doses.

    The first three months of training usually lead to the most noticeable changes. So if you're just starting to lift weights, you should notice big improvements in a relatively short time period.

    I would recommend against the use of steroids altogether; but if you're going to take them anyway, it's best to wait until you have at least 3 years of solid training experience. At that, it's best to use them in the lowest dose range that enhances performance.

  6. Diane Woodson profile image61
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    I think Walking is the best thing for fitness for the average person. I have lost 5 pounds by walking over 30 minutes a day and by watching my diet. Sad to say I gained back three pounds by eating dessert when we go out. But for the strict at heart Walking will help you so much and get rid of the little bulges in your legs. I am living proof.

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    AndriyRposted 5 years ago

    in addition to all great answers, to have a good result in muscle-building it is unnecessary to combine weight with cardio/aerobics. You can do one day weights, one day of jogging or other aerobic activity.

  8. Gregoryy profile image60
    Gregoryyposted 5 years ago

    . If you are between ages 15 and 35 your in a good range for increasing muscle.  If you are 25 years old or younger, you likely still have ample amounts of growth hormone in your body which can aid in muscle creation. Muscle is result of diet, genetics, exercise habits, hormonal levels, even sleep and hydration.

    I will not recommend steroids, because its not in your greatest interest. If you want muscle quickly first of all you need to lift weights for more repetitions 7-12 reps. Low repetitions are mainly for power, and strength, higher repetitions will make your muscles look larger.  Stick to the Dead lift, Squat, Over Head Press, Bench Press,Dip, and Pull up aim to get stronger in these workouts each week add 5 more pounds each new week, and you will gain muscle.

    -Stay hydrated, drink water until your urine is clear in color each day. When you are not well hydrated your muscles can have 15% less volume.

    -You need excess calories. To build more muscle mass  you need to eat more calories than you burn each day. What determines if this calorie excess goes towards building muscles, or your waist line is mainly based on your work out habits.

    -Eat meats as you can obtain enough protein from vegetarian diets. However it is often more concentrated in meats. Meats and Dairy also contain creatine which can help release energy and make you stronger. Cholesterol is the building block of steroid hormones. Saturated fats can increase testosterone levels to a degree as well. Meats may be good for people who want huge muscles.

    -Protein is needed but 1 gram per pound of body weight is overrated. Consume 80-125 grams of protein a day and you will be ok as long as your carb and calorie intake is higher.

    -Eat carbohydrates as when you do not consume enough carbs your body uses protein for energy instead of growth and repair. Carb intake also increases insulin production. Insulin helps nutrients reach your muscles more quickly. Some bodybuilders inject insulin just for this reason. Carbs will also give you more energy to lift for longer. Carbohydrates are good for muscle building.

    -Sleep as this releases hormones such as testosterone which can aid in your muscle building. With lack of sleep most males can have 40% lower testosterone levels.