How to Get Buffed Up Fast

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Step 1

Every weightlifter's first step in the weight room comes with a first dream: to get big fast. We all have seen pictures of Arnold and seen buff guys on the beach getting all the girls, and of course we want to get to that point as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there's no way to become Mr. Olympia overnight. There are, however, ways to go about speeding up your muscle gains so that you can reach your dreams as quickly as possible.

Step 2

First of all, you're going to want to push your body every day, every week, every set and every rep. Progress will only come with hard work. While you're in the gym, put your cellphone away and bring out your focus. Hit the weights like you mean it, day in and day out, and you will be well on the way to a dreamlike physique.

Step 3

Secondly, it's important that you make the best use of your diet. If you eat at least seven (7) meals a day, your body will absorb as many nutrients as it needs in order to pump the muscles full of bigness. Certainly the way you eat (clean or unclean) is going to effect the amount of bodyfat you put on, but no matter what you're eating you're going to put on muscle. So, if you want to get big fast, eat.

Step 4

Next, you should be taking advantage of off time. While you're at home lounging around or out walking the dog, try and wear a CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest with an appropriate amount of weight inside of it. The vest will force your body to compensate for extra carrying weight, which will make all of your muscles react and grow. These vests can be worn just about anywhere, although I'd think twice about trying to bring one on an airplane.

Step 5

It's also imperative that you stretch constantly. Stretching will give your muscles extra room to relax and heal. While most people believe that muscle is built in the weight room, it actually isn't. Muscle is build during your time away from the weights, during its recovery from whatever weightlifting onslaught you gave it that day. If you stretch, you will reduce the chance of injury (giving you more time to work out) and you will let your muscles heal quick and get large.

Step 6

NEVER NEGLECT SLEEP. The biggest portion of time that your muscles are going to grow is the time while you're snoozing. Take naps when you feel a bit drowsy. Sleep a minimum of eight (8) hours every night. Get shut-eye when you can, and your muscles will thank you by growing.

Step 7

Don't be scared to hit the gym more than once per day. Getting in there twice can give your body a chance to work muscles twice as much, which correlates directly to MORE GROWTH. Get in there in the morning for about an hour and at night for maybe 45 minutes. This extra attention to training will force your body to buck up and get big.

Step 8

Finally, try your best to stay away from overdoing any cardio. Don't run miles upon miles a day, and don't fly away on the bicycle for an hour or two straight. By overdoing cardio, you're forcing the food you eat to get burned away; food that your muscles need in order to keep growing. A little bit of intense cardio can be good: jump-roping, sprinting, or stair climbing. Other than those, try and let cardio fall away for a while.

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Buffing up fast is sort of a relative term. You should never expect to gain loads of muscle in just a few weeks. Weightlifting is a practice that lives under the mantra "consistency is key." If you stick to the diet, sleep, lifting, and weight vest portions of this tip, you will find that within just a few months your body will show unbelievably noticeable changes. Don't be dismayed if you don't see it happening day to day. Take a before picture on the day you start all of this, then take an after picture a few months later. You won't believe your eyes.

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When I was in high school I was a soccer player. I started lifting weights intensely my sophomore year. I remember, during my junior year, my soccer coach saying to one of my teammates that "we better not get on Jeremy's weightlifting plan- he looks just as skinny as last year!" It was just a joke and all in good fun, but it stuck with me. I realized that the meager lifting I was doing wasn't bringing me as much success as I'd hoped. So I figured out a way to get big as quickly as possible. By following the tips above, I was able to grow a lot before even the end of my soccer season that year. Towards the end a lot of kids were asking me for fitness advice, and the coach didn't seem to have any problem letting me give it to them.

When did you first do this & how did you get started?

I started buffing up fast that year during soccer, but I kept it up forever. I constantly change up my style of lifting in the gym, but I never let go of the basics: eat a lot, sleep a lot, and train hard. By sticking to what I knew would work, I've made leaps and bounds. I'm hoping that if you follow the tips above, you'll make leaps and bounds too. Welcome to the world of fast growing muscle,

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