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Tips For Increasing Muscle Mass

About 95% of my clients come to me with goals of increasing their muscle mass.


Putting outlying factors aside, here are my top 5 tips.👇🏻

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1️⃣ YOU NEED TO LIFT WEIGHTS. (With good mechanics of course) Only using bands or doing cardio won't produce enough stress on your muscle fibers to create change.

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2️⃣ You need to be lifting progressively heavier weights. Grabbing for the same 15# dumbbells every time for the same 3x10 rep scheme won't continue to have the same effect. Try challenging yourself by increasing the weight used, changing the set/rep schemes, shortening/lengthening rest times, adding drop sets or increasing time under tension.

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3️⃣ You have to eat enough, especially protein. You know that saying your parents always told you "You have to eat all your food to get big & strong"... Well, they were partly right lol. If you want to gain muscle you need to be in a slight caloric surplus, or at minimum maintenance calories, in order to have enough fuel to support growth.

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4️⃣ Good quality sleep is so so so important to recovery. During sleep is your body's only time to rebuild the broken down muscle tissues, thus becoming stronger. If you're waking up 10x a night or only getting 5-6 hours on average, your body doesn't have time to recover properly.

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5️⃣ You need to be consistent & give it time. Simple enough, but probably the one thing I see people get most hung up on. Progress doesn't happen after a handful of workouts.

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