Do you know how to gain muscle mass?
This section of the website will help you solve the muscle building mystery.
All you have to do is follow the simple and easy guidelines, and we guarantee you will start to build muscle immediately.
Gaining muscle mass is not difficult once you learn how.
And that's what we're here for… to teach you how to build muscle. Without further ado, let's get straight to the muscle building secrets we have in store for you.
Gain Muscle Mass Commandment #1 Work Each Muscle Group More Than Once Per Week
The muscle building process within your body usually takes place from the end of your workout to 48 hours post workout.
By the end of 48 hours, most effects from weight training are OVER.
Science has proven this fact.
Yet, 99% of people continue to listen to the bodybuilding magazines and the people who take drugs drugs to build muscle.
In reality, if you work a muscle group only once per week, you are WASTING 5 days each week. Why? Instead, you could gain muscle mass at a much faster rate.
A full body workout designed to build muscle performed 3 times each week will help you gain muscle mass at a much faster rate than those typical once per week split routines. A good full body workout program is much better than ANY split routine.
But you MUST have a full body workout program designed for building muscle. Many of the full body programs are designed for strength gains only.
Gain Muscle Mass Commandment #2: Lift Heavier Weight Each Successive Workout Session
Building muscle depends on your ability to increase the amount of weight you are lifting from workout to workout.
If you can increase the amount of weight you lift from workout to workout, you WILL gain muscle mass. But, it's easier said than done. You need a program that allows you to easily increase the weight from workout to workout.
We designed the WLC Program Workouts to do exactly that… to help you easily increase the weight each and every workout.
One of our secrets to doing so is to start each weight lifting cycle with higher reps and lighter weights… the weight is still heavy enough to evoke a muscle building stimulus. From there, you increase the weight every workout and decrease reps to make it easier to do.
For example, you would start a weight training cycle by lifting 135 pounds on the bench press for 15 reps and end the cycle in 12 weeks by lifting 315 pounds on bench press for 5 reps.
That HUGE increase in weight lifted provides your body with the proper muscle building stimulus each and every workout. As long as you are increasing the weight, you ARE building muscle.
Gain Muscle Mass Commandment #3: Take a Full Break From Weight Lifting Between Muscle Building Cycles
You cannot lift heavy weights over and over for several months at a time without taking a break. You will eventually overtrain unless you let your body rest and recover.
If you want to continue to gain muscle mass, you MUST take a strategically placed break from weight lifting once you begin to feel any overtraining symptoms for consecutive days.
A great sign that you need a break is when your strength stops increasing or even decreases. Everyone has a bad day or two in the gym so don't take a week off just because of one bad workout.
What else does a break from weight lifting do for you?
You can't continue increasing the amount of weight you lift forever… it's impossible.
During a break, you let your muscles fully recover and allow them to become unaccustomed to any amount of weight load. When you start back up again, this allows you to build muscle with lighter weights again…
You start out with slightly heavier wieghts than the previous weight training cycle and continue to increase the weight from there. You continue to gain muscle mass with this strategy.
Gain Muscle Mass Commandment #4: Ensure You Get a Burning Feeling in the Target Muscle Group
The most important muscle building factor is increasing the weight… make progress with weight increases and you WILL build muscle.
BUT, there's something else you should strive to do each workout…
You strive to get a burning sensation in the target muscle group for each exercise you perform. The WLC System is not only designed to help you increase the weight — It's also designed to help you get that burn in each muscle group.
Science has proven that a burning feeling in the muscle group can signal the muscle building process to begin.
So, increase the weight each workout and strive to get a burn in each muscle group that you work. If you do both of these things, your goals to gain muscle mass will soon be reality.
Within the WLC Program, we discuss several different ways to ensure you get the burn in each muscle group every workout. We incorporate those methods into each of the 6 Workout Programs within the program.
Gain Muscle Mass Commandment #5: Create the Optimal Muscle Building Environment Within Your Body
How do you create the optimal muscle building environment to gain muscle mass within your body? It's not as simple as you think…
Diet is very important. You must provide your body with a constant supply of protein. Upon waking, you should feed your body a quality source of protein every 3 hours as protein cannot be stored by the body.
But did you know the carbohydrates and fats that you eat really affect the testosterone levels within your body?
You've probably heard me say that you need to eat veggies throughout the day. I tell you this because veggies are very important for creating the optimal muscle building environment within your body.
Within the WLC Program, you'll also find that you should be eating essential sources of fat as they help create the perfect muscle building environment within your body.
Also, sleep and rest between workouts is vital. You must focus on decreasing stress in your life and recovering optimally from each workout.
If you want to gain muscle mass fast, you MUST pay attention to the rest periods between your workouts as this is the time you grow.
You build muscle when you're resting.
You provide the muscle building stimulus in the gym and grow outside the gym.
Gain Muscle Mass Commandment #6: Strive for a Slight Stiffness in the Muscle Groups After Each Workout
Soreness from working out is HUGELY misunderstood. In other words, no one really knows how important soreness from a workout is for the muscle building process.
We do know that soreness is not required to build muscle…
BUT, in my experiences, a slight soreness sometimes described as stiffness really gives better muscle gains.
So, you should strive for a slight stiffness from each workout…
Slight stiffness should be there about 24 to 48 hours post workout. Don't strive for extreme soreness — it's counter productive. You want to be able to work the muscle group about 48 hours after your previous workout.
If you're still extremely sore when it's time for your next workout, you'll have trouble making progress. So don't go beyond failure every set of every workout. It just won't help you gain muscle mass fast!
You DO NOT have to go beyond failure or even to failure to build muscle… trust us — millions of people gain muscle mass at fast rates by NOT going to failure. We're not saying going to failure doesn't build muscle… it's just not the FASTEST way to gain muscle mass.
Why is that?
Because it requires more rest between workouts, causes many people to overtrain faster, and slows down the rate of muscle gain.
In the WLC System, we teach you how to find your personal best intensity level. Some people can handle going closer to failure while others can't. If you can handle higher intensity without overtraining, you can build muscle even faster.
Gain Muscle Mass Commandment #7: Focus on Gaining Weight Each Week to Ensure Your Body Gets the Nutrients it Needs
You should strive to gain about 1 pound of pure muscle mass each week — your personal rate of muscle gain depends on many, many factors.
We discuss them all in detail within the WLC System. A few of these factors include gender, your current condition, hormone levels, genetics, diet, stress levels, sleep, water intake, and nutrient intake.
If you want to gain muscle mass at the fastest possible rate, you must provide your body with enough calories and nutrients to construct new muscle mass.
The body needs extra energy to complete the muscle building process. And it needs the right nutrients to do so.
If you try to build muscle with fewer calories than your body needs, you're going to end up very frustrated.
Measure your results each week. If you are gaining body fat and not as much muscle, you need to clean up your diet first.
Most people can gain about 1 pound of muscle without much fat gain at all each week. This is just an average. You might be able to do even better.
Follow the WLC System and we guarantee you will be building muscle as fast as possible.
Gain Muscle Mass As Fast as Possible With the WLC System… Prove to Your Body That You Need More Muscle and You'll Have It
With the WLC System, we teach you how to prove to your body that you NEED more lean muscle mass. If your body believes you need more muscle, you will get more muscle.
It's really that simple.
Your body's job is to keep you alive and adapt to any situation. Your body will adapt to all the other programs out there today… EXCEPT the WLC System.
You simply prove to your body that you NEED more muscle and your body will give it to you.
We've shared many of our muscle building secrets on this page, but you need a program that puts it all together for you. And that's what the WLC System does for you. The WLC System works for anyone.
We hope you at least begin to use the muscle building secrets you've learned on this page. You can implement them immediately into any program you are using, but they work even better in a COMPLETE program like the WLC System.
Everything you do within the WLC System creates the optimal muscle building environment. It's time to gain muscle mass. Are you ready?