Beginners Guide To Building Muscle

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I’ve been lifting weights so long I sometimes forget that I had a ‘Day One’ when I knew absolutely nothing about how to build muscle. When I was 14 years old, I was over 6 feet tall, but only weighed 135 pounds. My upper arms were the same size as my wrist, and my thighs were not much bigger than my ankles. I was aware that I was skinny and I was very self-conscience about it. I decided I wanted to start lifting weights. My dad bought me a simple ‘Weider’ home weight set and Arnold’s ‘Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding’ (which I still have today). This was all before the internet so I read books and viewed diagrams to figure out the basics. I clearly remember struggling to bench press the standard bar. Despite how difficult it was, I was determined and I never quit. I ended up slowly building muscle and getting stronger. After a year I gained a significant amount of muscle and felt great. I even wrote in to Flex Magazine and they ended up publishing a short paragraph and photo of me at age 15. This started my lifelong passion for fitness. Over the years I’ve learned a few things, but the basics always work. If you are completely new to weight lifting and building muscle, here is a guide and the information that will help you on your way. Read the full article HERE.

Author: wittigworks

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Kaged Muscle Athlete

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