To Gain Muscle Weight Go For The Burn

To Gain Muscle Weight Go For The Burn

Interesting how most workout programs designed to​ help you gain weight and build muscle mass mainly focus on​ lifting heavy loads in​ every exercise,​ whether they realize it​ or​ not.

The belief is​ that your bodybuilding training program should consist of​ sets in​ the​ 6-10 rep range,​ which allegedly is​ best for building size and strength.

Well,​ as​ I’ve written in​ other articles,​ muscular size and strength aren’t necessarily related.

You can have a​ muscle that is​ extremely strong and powerful,​ yet relatively small in​ size.

Seems like most workout routines concentrate on​ what I call “the numbers game” (which is​ focusing mainly on​ lifting heavy weights,​ figuring out your “1 rep max”,​ percentages of​ that,​ and being able to​ lift more weight,​ aka “numbers”) instead of​ relying more off of​ feeling what’s going on​ in​ the​ muscle itself.

(Hey,​ what good is​ that you were able to​ lift a​ large amount of​ weight / load,​ yet not really feel anything in​ the​ muscle?)

I can’t go into every little detail in​ this article,​ so keep reading my articles to​ get the​ complete picture (which you can see a​ list of​ them at: ).

Let me make it​ very clear,​ if​ you want to​ gain muscle weight and build mass you need to​ focus on​ what is​ going on​ inside of​ the​ muscle,​ not outside.

Focus on​ what’s happening to​ the​ body part as​ you train it,​ instead of​ the​ weight you are lifting.

Remember,​ the​ weight that’s in​ your hand is​ simply a​ “means to​ an​ end”.

It’s simply a​ tool to​ help you achieve a​ goal,​ in​ our case gain muscle…not necessarily strength.

Who cares what plate or​ size dumbbell you’re using…as long as​ you are taking care of​ achieving specific “actions” inside of​ the​ muscle.

As you train a​ muscle,​ go off of​ what you’re body’s telling you,​ go off of​ its “feedback”.

One of​ the​ main “feedbacks” that you need to​ look for (actually “feel” for) when working out is:

Are you feeling a​ “burning” or​ aching sensation in​ the​ muscle while in​ the​ middle of​ training it?

When you are performing rep after rep,​ you may begin to​ feel that burning sensation deep within that particular muscle.

That is​ the​ formation of​ lactic acid.

How does lactic acid form?

Let’s say you are completing a​ certain amount of​ reps on​ a​ particular exercise.

As you do rep after rep,​ less and less fresh blood is​ allowed to​ enter the​ muscle since you aren’t allowing enough time for the​ blood that has already been sent there to​ leave the​ muscle,​ and letting new muscle in.

When blood is​ not allowed to​ leave the​ muscle,​ it​ begins to​ “back up”.

As it​ backs up,​ it​ builds pressure.

As the​ pressure builds,​ you begin to​ feel and see what everyone calls “the pump” (which,​ by the​ way,​ is​ another important “feedback” from the​ muscle that I’ll be discussing in​ a​ future article).

Now,​ as​ all that blood begins to​ back up,​ it​ simply sits in​ the​ muscle…it isn’t circulating back to​ the​ heart and lungs.

As a​ result,​ the​ blood within that muscle no longer has any oxygen.

The lower the​ amount of​ oxygen in​ the​ blood that’s backed up inside of​ training muscle,​ the​ higher the​ amount of​ lactic acid that’s created.

Lactic acid formation is​ a​ direct result of​ a​ low level of​ oxygen in​ the​ blood of​ that muscle group.

The burning sensation / pain you feel in​ the​ muscle is​ a​ direct result of​ having very low levels of​ oxygen in​ the​ muscle and high levels of​ lactic acid.

Low oxygen = High lactic acid

Now,​ what does lactic acid…..that so called burning feeling….have to​ do with weight gain and muscular development?

You’ll have to​ read my next article…

To Gain Muscle Weight Go For The Burn

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