The #1 Most Powerful Muscle Building Tool Available

Hey guys, Sean Nalewanyj here of
and and the other day I was going through some files on my computer
here and I actually came across an old article that I wrote and it was called “The Most Powerful
Muscle Building Tool Available” and this was actually the very first article I ever wrote
and posted online. Now obviously my knowlege of training and nutrition and supplementation
has come a very long way since 2005 and the recommendations that I give have evolved quite
a bit as a result. But actually, this one article, the underlying message of this one
article, even though it was the very first article I ever wrote, I still think this remains
as the single most important training principle that anyone trying to build muscle needs to
understand and implement. Now I’ve been repeating this principle like a broken record for as
long as I can remember and I really don’t think it can be stated enough. So today I
just kind of wanted to go back into the archives and basically just read this article for you
because it does contain a very important message. Now I will link it in the description box
below so if you want to go read it yourself you can do that or you can just listen to
this. I’m just going to read it for you here. So it’s called the Most Powerful Muscle Building
Tool Available. The bodybuilding debates will never end. The endless arguments over how
an effective muscle building program should be structured will likely continue until the
end of time. Just scour the internet message boards, flip through any muscle magazine or
talk to the sales rep at your local supplement store. No matter who you talk to or what you
read it seems that everyone is an expert these days. If everyone is an expert confident in
their own ideas and beliefs, how can the average beginner possibly know who to listen to. He
or she is instantly confronted with endless questions that seem to have no clear cut answer.
How many days should I train per week? How many sets should I perform for each muscle
group? What type of rep range should I be using? What are the most effective exercises
for stimulating muscle growth? How long should my workouts last. These questions go on and
on until he or she is eventually led to believe that building muscle is an infinitely complex
process involving rocket science precision and an intimate understanding of human physiology.
I mean that’s what it takes to build muscle right? Wrong! Believe me, there are answers
to these important questions and if you’re willing to put in the time and effort you
most definitely will find them, but that’s not what this article is about. You see, amidst
all the confusion and endless debating the majority of lifters end up losing sight of
the big picture. Beyond all of the specific workout principles, such as rep range and
exercise selection, remains one crucial principle. A principle that lies at the very heart of
the muscle growth process. If this principle is not given full attention or even worse
completely ignored, building muscle becomes next to impossible. The bottom line is that
muscles grow as they adapt to stress. When you go to the gym and lift weights, you create
micro tears within the muscle tissue. Your body perceives this as a potential threat
to its survival and reacts accordingly by increasing the size and strength of the muscle
fibers in order to protect against a possible future attack. Therefore, in order to continually
increase the size and strength of the muscles you must focus on progressing each week by
either lifting slightly more weight or performing an extra rep or two. In doing this your body
will continue to adapt and grow to the ever increasing stress. Building muscle is all
about building strength. So what is the most powerful muscle building tool available? Quite
simply, it’s a pen and a piece of paper. Every time you go to the gym you must write down
exactly what you accomplished and then strive to improve upon it the following week. If
you aren’t always getting better and you’re either staying the same or getting worse.
Every week you should have an exact plan of attack ready to be executed. You absolutely
cannot afford to start throwing weights around aimlessly without a clear cut goal in mind.
The specifics of building muscle are important to understand and implement, but regardless
of what style of training you’re currently using, the ultimate deciding factor between
success and failure is progression. You can sit around all day obsessing over specific
principles, but the bottom line is that if you aren’t getting stronger every week you
absolutely will not be getting any bigger. Examine your training approach closely. If
you haven’t been paying laser-like attention to the amount of weight you’ve been using,
the number of reps you’ve been performing and then striving with every ounce of your
energy to improve upon those numbers each week, you are completely ignoring the very
foundation of the entire muscle growth process. If you want to see the best gains in muscle
mass and strength that you possibly can, a pen and a piece of paper is the most important
tool you could possibly have in your arsenal. So that concludes that article. Again I’ve
been repeating this for years and years and years. At the end of the day building muscle
ultimately comes down to progressive overload. All of the specific individual principles
obviously come into play and they obviously are important, but none of them are going
to matter if you aren’t putting all of your effort on getting stronger each week by either
lifting slightly more weight or performing a few more reps with the same weight. So thanks
for watching this video. I hope you found this article useful here today. If you did
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