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How To Build Muscle Quick With The Proper Rest Intervals

By Jason Ferruggia, Men's Fitness Magazine Columnist & Head Training Advisor
Author of Muscle Gaining Secrets

One of my Uncles - Rory - from Scotland was the only guy on both sides of my family who could be considered a big guy. My parents have never weighed more than 140 pounds and nobody on either side of my family, except me and my brother, ever tipped the scale past the 185 pound mark. But, my Uncle Rory was different. Not only was he big - he was massive! He is one of the people that taught me about how to build muscle quick.

On one summer day, my family and I went to Uncle Rory’s house for a backyard barbecue just like we had done many times before. When we arrived, I immediately went to the garage gym looking for him and found him in the middle of his workout. He had just completed a set of deadlifts and was pumped-up, and even larger than normal.

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"Hii wee’yan. How 'ye gittin’ on?" he asked.

He called me "wee'yan" (little kid) because I was about to enter high school the following month and I was indeed a small kid.

We sat and talked for about five minutes and then he excused himself and did another set. He banged-out a set of deadlifts with 515 pounds for five reps and again sat down to chat with me some more. Four or five minutes later, he did yet another set of deadlifts. Then, at that point he sat down and began telling me a story (I assumed his workout was over). But, several minutes later, and after he made his point, he did his final set of the day and started stripping down the weights.

"Sorry to hold-up your workout, Uncle Rory. I thought you were finished".

"Ye did’n hold up me workoot".

"Yeah, but I think I made you rest much longer than you’re supposed to between sets".

"Then you’re supposed tae? How long are ye supposed tae rest between sets?" he asked me.

"I'm not sure but aren’t you supposed to do a set and then wait a few seconds and then do another one? I thought you're supposed to be breathing hard and sweating. I didn’t see you do either".

"That’s rubbish, my lad. That’s how ye git big and strong. Ye need to take a good and long rest between sets so ye can lift heavy each set. That’s the way to dae it. Ye can’nae lift heavy withoot resting enough.”

"Oh really!? But, I read something about how to build muscle quick, and I thought that to get in shape you're supposed to keep your heart rate up and keep moving for 30-60 minutes straight without resting too much".

"Aye me lad, I’m no trying tae get in shape. I’m trying tae get bloody-well big and strong".

Then and there, in that moment, Uncle Rory delivered one of the most important lessons on how to build muscle quick. This would prove to be one of the most valuable lessons I had ever learned. The weight room is where you get big and strong. Just like Uncle Rory said: it's not the place where you "get in shape". You do that with proper dieting and cardio work.

Don’t make your workouts marathon conditioning sessions or try to burn more calories with high-rep low-rest nonsense. That will only leave you looking small and weak. I'm sure you may have seen videos of your favorite pro-bodybuilders doing set after set during their pre-contest preparation and only resting 30-45 seconds - I can tell you that this approach will also leave you small and weak ...in a hurry.

You need to rest long enough to do high-quality sets with really heavy weights. That's usually between one to three minutes depending on the type of exercise you are doing, weight amount, how much experience you have, what you weigh and a host of other factors too numerous to discuss here. Heavy weights with sufficient rest periods should be the main focus of your workout if you want to get big fast. You can still add-in some low-rest periods and higher-rep, pump-style workouts from time to get the best of both worlds.

To learn more about how to build muscle quick and the exact science behind selecting proper rest intervals, and countless other critical factors that make-up an optimal muscle building program vist www.musclegainingsecrets.com


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About the Author

Jason Ferruggia is a famous fitness expert who is renowned for his ability to help people build muscle as fast as humanly possible.

He is the head training adviser at Men’s Fitness Magazine where he also has his own monthly column dedicated to muscle building.

For more How to Build Muscle Fast tips, check-out www.musclegainingsecrets.com

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