If you are trying to build muscle by taking your workouts to the next level, the first thing you need to do before going to the gym is choosing a muscle building program that will work for you. There are several programs, and choosing the right one is quite difficult. Therefore, you need to learn how to choose the right one for you. You will never get any results by following the wrong muscle building program.
Below are tips to help you to choose the right muscle building program for you. If you want to read about my personal recommendation which is Ben Pakulski’s MI40x you can read about it here.
1. Recovery Ability
The first thing you have to consider is your recovery ability. This is a very personal thing so you cannot just compare yourself to another guy who has a similar body type. To determine your own recovery ability, look at your own past muscle mass. Does the muscle come on quickly? Or is it a struggle to gain even one pound? If your case is the latter you may be considered a ‘hard-gainer’. A hard gainer is an individual who has a hard time gaining muscle. If you are such a person, you need to look for a full body muscle building program.
If on the other hand, you are able to gain muscle without any trouble, then look for a more spread out plan; either an upper/lower body’ type of set, or a push/pull workout routine.
If you have been going to the gym and you are not seeing any results, take a good look at the type of plan you are one. If may be the wrong muscle building program for you.
2. The Reputation of the program
The second thing you have to consider when you are looking for the right muscle building program is the reputation of the program. Stay away from programs with a negative reputation; they will not be any of any help. Go online and read some reviews about different programs. Focus on what people are saying about each program. If you find one that has lots of positive reviews, then go for it.
3. The person who created the program
Before you select a muscle building program, you need to know more about its background. Know a little history of the person who created it. He should have a lot experience in muscle building. People who don’t know anything about muscle building will not be of any help to you. Most of them are just after money and can’t offer any useful information.
4. Training schedule
You have to know all about the training schedule. This is extremely important because you don’t want to choose a program that doesn’t fit your lifestyle. If you have a busy schedule, then you need to choose a program that requires a few minutes of exercise. There are some programs that focus on body weight exercises only. Such exercises are good for people who don’t have time to go to a gym and will do all the exercises at home.
Take your time when choosing a muscle building program. Consult your doctor and gym instructor for more advice.