Men mainly try to lose some weight and gain as much muscle mass as possible.
But, there are men who want to gain weight and try to do everything to increase their mass.
It might sound easy, but it’s not that simple.
I was skinny once and I know how frustrating that can be.
It’s very important to take care of your diet before you start going to the gym.
There are some ingredients that can help you increase your muscle mass.
Your training is the next important thing. (1)
You need to do exercises that will stimulate and activate your muscles to grow.
So, today I’ll talk about best workouts to gain muscle.
But first things first.
How long should your training last?
To gain muscle mass you need a short, intensive training, lasting no longer than an hour.
When you weightlift you spend the reserves of carbs and glycone after an hour.
A training that lasts more than 1 hour can lead to not completely recovering your muscles and losing strength and muscle mass.
How many times a week do you need to train to build muscle mass?
You shouldn’t weightlift more than 2 days in a row per week.
Because you can feel exhausted, your muscles won’t recover well enough, and you might get injured.
So, make a 1-day break after 2 consecutive days of weightlifting.
The best would be to weightlift 4 times a week.
How I do that?
Monday: Chest and triceps
Tuesday: Leg day
Thursday: Back day
Friday: Shoulders and biceps
How many sets and reps do you need?
Everything between 6-15 reps per set is good, but I suggest you do 8-10 reps.
This is the optimal number to enhance muscle growth and muscle recovery between sets.
3 sets per exercise are optimal.
How long should you rest between sets?
It’s recommended to rest about 90 secs.
That way you can do different types of exercises and you will have enough time to rest in order not to exhaust your muscles.
Well, it’s time to see which exercises to do to gain muscles.
Now, here are best exercises if you want to gain muscle mass.
8 Best workouts to gain muscle mass:
Squats is one of the most basic exercises you can do with weights.
If you do squats with weights, don’t risk the form and depth of your squats just to squat with more weight.
Control every move and make sure you go down with your thighs parallel to the floor.
How to gain muscle mass fast?
Deadlifting is probably one of the best exercises for overall building your legs and lower back.
Deadlifting is excellent if your purpose is building muscles and improving your strength.
This is a very demanding exercise that activates practically all your muscles.
If you are in a good shape and you make sure your back is straight, you can deadlift pretty big weights.
This is how I recommend deadlifting:
No doubt, this is the most common exercise at the gym.
You can exercise on a regular bench, but I advise you to try incline bench press to build your upper chest.
I recommend 3 sets with 8 reps.
One of the most popular exercises performed with your own weight.
It works best for your back and it’s also good for your shoulders, abs, and biceps.
It might be difficult to do your first pull up, but if you try hard you will see the advantages this exercise has for your muscles.
Change the grip or the angle when you lift your body so that you stimulate different parts of your body.
When you get in better shape you can do this exercise with weights.
Another great exercise with your own weight.
It builds your chest and triceps.
Tip: Lean forward a bit to include your chest muscles more or keep your body straight to include your triceps more.
The same goes for dips as for pull-ups, when you manage to do 10 reps easily, start doing dips with weights.
Bent over rowing
There are different variations of rowing and they are all great for your back.
Bent over rowing is the best and most efficient.
But, it is the hardest.
Well, there are no results without hours and hours of sweating.
It develops your back muscles and the effect on your body is a bigger production of testosterone.
Do 3 sets with 8-12 reps.
Overhead press (military press)
To build muscles you need to get up and give up the backrest and do this exercise standing.
When you do this exercise for the first time do it with lighter weights.
Do 3 sets with 10 reps.
EZ bar biceps curl
Also, one of the most common exercises at the gym.
It is #1 on my best biceps workouts.
If you do it right, you can grow some awesome biceps.
Put your elbows near your body, straighten your back and do the exercise without moving your body.
Do 3 sets with 10 reps.
My name is Cliff and I am a personal coach, sports lover, fitness enthusiast and author of MusclesMagician. I have 15+ years of experience in fitness and bodybuilding and I want to share it with you. I am here to help you build muscles and lose fat faster.