Whether we want to lose weight or bulk up, if we had it our own way, we want results now. Realistically, we know that achieving greatness is completely down to determination, persistence and consistency, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could see results quickly as well? After all, if we see a difference in a short period of time, there is more chance of us maintaining that determination, persistence and consistency. It seems, luckily, that it actually is possible to build 10 pound of muscle in just four weeks.
While such results are aggressive and can’t continue at the same torrid rate indefinitely, we’ve seen firsthand individuals who’ve followed our mass-gaining programs and reached double digits in four short weeks, averaging gains of 2-3 pounds a week. Trust us, it can be done.
How Is it Done?
Achieving these sorts of results takes a serious amount of work and you should start the program with both eyes wide open. It will take two weeks of real heavy hitting exercising, followed by two weeks of intensity boosts. Naturally, another hugely important factor is nutrition. You will need to look very specifically at your diet and supplementation regime as well.
Eat enormous quantities of protein (much like my current fat-loss diet) with low-glycemic index carbohydrates like quinoa, but drop calories by 50% one day per week to prevent protein uptake downregulation.
Existing Workouts to Follow
There are two main tactics that you can follow out there. Either you can hire yourself a personal trainer and workout a routine that works for you, or you can use a pre-existing plan that has been proven to work again and again. The benefit of the pre-existing plans is that you know they work, they have been reviewed by others and they are available now. On the downside, they are generic regimes and generally don’t take into consideration your individual metabolism and strengths. The four most popular pre-rexisting routines are King of Squat, TUnit, Deadlifter and bitterplacebo.
The greatest gains are facilitated by an optimal lifestyle — creating an anabolic environment for muscle to thrive. This lifestyle is ultimately simplified if broken down into its basic components of nutrition, rest/recovery, and finally the workout regimen itself.
Each of these aspects gets fully addresses in the plan, meaning that it is as personalized to you as an individual as it possibly can be. You will not be left with any questions, knowing exactly what to do and when to do it. Do, however, make sure that you start to think about your next steps. Once you have achieved that fantastically muscular body, you need to maintain it in the long term as well.
How to Help You Make it
When you embark on a journey of trying to gain 10 pounds in just four weeks time, you have to be incredibly realistic. It is going to be hard work and there is a bigger chance of failure than there is of success. However, you can stop yourself from becoming a failure statistic if you keep yourself motivated.
Journal your meals, workouts and level of exertion each day. This will help you remember how much to lift each session and keep you on track for your goals. Remember that you won’t turn into Schwarzenegger in a month. However, you will notice a change in your build, tone and strength.
Essentially, keeping a diet is a great visual tool that helps you to stay focused on your goals. You can track progress and identify potential problems and what you can do in order to avoid those in future.