Ask A Personal Trainer: “How do you build muscle?”


Video Summary


  • As a personal trainer, I’m often asked how to either build, or avoid building, muscle tissue.
  • The truth is that is isn’t easy and it doesn’t happen accidentally.
  • The complete “how to” of building muscle is enough to fill several large book volumes.
  • This video outlines only the most essential, an 80/20 analysis of building muscle.

x3 Most Essential Components

  • #1 Tension. This relates to muscle fibres being maximally recruited.
  • #2 Volume. This relates to muscles performing an appropriately large amount of “work”.
  • #3 A Caloric Surplus. You must have enough fuel/energy to build additional tissue.


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