Lets talk about building muscle.
Whilst it is true if you build muscle you generally get stronger, muscle building and strength training are not the same thing. So if your goal is to lift big rather than look big, wait for the next post.
The most important things for muscle building are as follows:
1 - You need to overload the muscle or it won't grow, meaning you need to be lifting heavy using the most effective exercises to target that muscle. These are your big compound exercises, like the deadlift, squat, bench press etc. Muscle building only occurs if the muscle has been torn, which is only done through overloading the muscle, so choose your exercises carefully. Choose the exercises where you can work the most muscles, and lifts the heaviest weights safely, and youll make much more progress than with 'fluff exercises' that you'll see fitness influencers swear by. The 'old' and 'basic' exercises do work, theres no need to reinvent the wheel!
2 - you need to eat, a lot. In order to gain fat, you need to eat more calories than youre burning. Well muscle works the same way, you cannot build a house without enough materials, and you can't build muscle without enough protein and carbohydrates. So experiment with your eating, eat more, check if you're building muscle, and continue until you find that calorie count that works for you. Providing you're training hard (and not eating excessively over your limit) then don't worry youll build muscle with minimal fat gain.
Rep ranges should be between 6-12 for maximal progress, and you dont need ten exercises per muscle. As a good rule, pick two per muscle and do then for 4-6 reps each. Too many exercises is both time consuming and unnecessary!
Hope this helped.
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