Though more people than ever are flocking to weight rooms in hopes of building muscle, almost nobody has ANY idea of how to do it! Many bodybuilders and other lifters have taken to writing muscle building books to instruct people. Some of these are great, while others contain nonsense obviously written by someone who doesn’t even lift weight themselves.
This article will explain the 3 most important things you should look for before you buy any muscle building books. These are the most essential principles of weight training, nutrition, and supplementation that will make or break your progress. At the end of the article, you can find a link to the best, more comprehensive guide for building muscle.
1. An Emphasis On Eating To Grow
You can leave your blood, sweat, and tears on the gym room floor, but you never gain an ounce of muscle without the proper food intake. Muscle building books should explain the fundamentals of nutrition, what foods to eat, and how to figure out your ideal intake for you mass gaining goals.
2. A Great STRENGTH Training Guide
A stronger muscle is a bigger muscle, period. Do not listen to any of the bodybuilding “gurus” that try to tell you otherwise, as they themselves tend to look like they’ve never even set foot in a gym. Your muscle building books should explain how to gain STRENGTH on basic exercises as a means to building new muscle tissue.
3. A No-Bull Approach To Supplementation
Though there are a few quality products, most of the over-hyped supplements out there are complete and utter junk. Muscle building books should explain which products are worth your money, and which ones (most of them) you should avoid completely. The book should NOT try to sell any specific supplement.