The Science of Building Muscle: What You Need to Know to Get Jacked

I remember it like it was yesterday.

For 13 years I’d been inundated by images of big, strong, athletic-looking people bulging with muscles. No matter where I looked, I saw them. As a typical teenage male on the verge of puberty, I wanted to look just like them.

My first time in the high school weight room, I headed straight for the dumbbell rack — who needs warm-ups? — grabbed some 25-pound dumbbells and started busting out curls. Needless to say, this approach didn’t get me far. I burned out in about five minutes and just stood there, awkwardly, without any idea what to do next.

I know I’m not the only person who’s had this experience. In fact, I’m willing to bet that many of you could share a similar story.

Athletes want muscle. Bodybuilders want muscle. Powerlifters want muscle. Recreational lifters want muscle.

Muscle is in high demand, and I’m here to help you get it — the right way.

That’s a quick blurb from a recent post I put together for Livestrong.com on, as the title eludes to, the science behind building muscle.

If you’re interested in muscle, which I hope you are, then definitely go check it out.  I think you’ll learn a thing or two.

The Science of Building Muscle