Do not Do What Others Have Done!
Many people struggle with not having the proper knowledge to get their body where they want it to be. For some it may be gaining weight while for others it could be losing weight. Others still, might be interested in increasing their muscle mass but even that could have very different goals associated with the increased mass.
Professional athletes and professional body builders focus on building muscle but there are others (maybe you included) that just want to tone themselves to look their best. Burning fat to show muscles is a totally different thing than just building muscles. Although it is generally not a good idea to make any major changes at a quick pace, there are some ways that you can speed up the process to gain muscles fast.
You Only Need A Small Period Of Time
Although the task at hand can seem daunting, within six to eight weeks of vigorous workout activity, you can easily see big differences and if you're disciplined enough to tackle both nutrition and weight training you can get the results you desire even quicker. For those just starting off on their journey to gain muscles fast, you will need a few simple items to get you going started; call it the bare essentials.
The Bare Essentials
The bare essentials would include some free weights or dumb bells, a barbell and a weight bench. If you are new, then heed this warning! Start by lifting weights that your body can manage without any strain. You do not want to overdo it and risk hurting any of your muscles at the start.
Push Your Limits (Within Reason)
You should always aim for a workout that pushes your limits with the following tried and true exercises. You should be including bench presses, dead lifts, and squats (other known as the Big 3). These 3 exercises have been used by many before you to help them gain muscles quickly so go with what works. You now have your exercises; you will now need to determine the number of days that you are going to be working out.
Figure out what days and which exercises you can fit into your daily schedule and ensure that after you work each muscle, you give them 24-36 hours to rest and rebuild. When it comes to gaining muscle, the recovery period is as important, or more so, than the actual workout itself. You know your body better than anyone else and if you are in pain than it's probably a good idea to move on to a different muscle group or to take a day off. One example of a muscle gaining sequence could be arms on Monday, legs on Tuesday, upper back / chest on Wednesday, etc.
The Hard Work Has Already Been Done For You
There are various workout videos out on the market today targeting exactly what you're trying to shape your body into; one of them being the MI40 weightlifting system. This workout program was created specifically to target muscle building (in a quick, efficient and safe manner). Its main goal is create tension in the muscles to get maximum results and because of the results its users have experienced, it has received rave reviews and has changed many people's lives.
Keep Injury Out Of The Equation
When trying to form a workout schedule it is a good idea to consult your doctor to make sure that your particular workout regimen will not hurt your body in any way. This is important because if you end up damaging your muscles and you go into weeks of recovery, or you push yourself too far, you could end up worse off than you were before. Some worst case scenarios could be that you develop a hernia tear a muscle which would then require surgery and lots of downtime. Ensuring that what you're doing is safely within the limits will make sure that every step towards progress you make will stay there!
Do not Neglect Diet
As for your dietary needs, you'll want to make sure that you supplement a lot of protein into your diet, with a general rule being 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. The good news is that it's not as difficult as it sounds because protein comes in different different foods, but the most protein packed are eggs, chicken, beef, and dairy. By simply staying dedicated and making sure that you're resting your body and getting the right nutrition, your muscle building goal is not as far off as you think.