There are a couple of other factors that figure into the "massive muscle" equation. One of these factors is diet. Some physique trainers claim that diet is just as important (or even more so) as weight training in the progressive increase of muscle size. One of the first bodybuilders to redefine the art of putting on muscle mass, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is quite specific about the role diet plays in making the muscles massive. "An exercise program is not enough. Exercise merely tones and develops existing muscle. In order to build muscles we must have the nutrients that promote growth," says Arnold. Champion bodybuilder Porter Cottrell states that "the first area that commands strict attention if you're looking to add muscle weight - as opposed to bodyweight -is diet."
What you eat plays an enormous role in the body size/muscle mass connection. Without a proper dieting plan you cannot hope to maximize your potential for massive muscle growth. Well-known bodybuilder author Greg Zulak observes, "Most guys just don't realize how much is enough to really pack on the beef. I'd say most guys would double their gains if they immediately tripled their protein intake and the number of calories they ate a day." Many who are trying to put on muscle size make the mistake of not eating enough of the foods they need for growth and eating too much of the foods that they don't need.
There are no "super secrets" that will help you put on 20 pounds of muscle in 10 days, but there are some inside tips that can assist you in building a bigger, more "buff" body quicker. The primary training theory for putting on muscle mass will be taken from the word "bodybuilding." Bodybuilding is just that- building the body. God created the body, but we either build it up or tear it down depending upon how we handle it. Bodybuilding has taken the training of the body to an extremely high level of expertise. Bodybuilding is the sport that has best grasped the manner in which to make larger muscles.
The primary elements of building bigger and more massive muscles are not that hard to figure out. Mighty Mike Quinn hits it right on target when he says, "To be real good, you have to just be training, eating, and sleeping."