Muscle Growth Journey
Getting started on building muscle and getting stronger
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Set a Muscle Growth SMART goal

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First, you’ll want to set a muscle growth goal that is SMART- Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time specific.

An example smart goal may be “I want to gain 4 pounds of muscle before my beach trip in 4 months using a new training and nutrition plan.”

Read more about how to set a muscle growth SMART goal in this article:

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Eat More for Muscle Growth

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Once you’ve set your goal, you want to first dial in your nutritional plan. Your body needs more energy in order to build muscle.

To build muscle, you’ll want to stick to a meal plan that leaves you taking in more calories than you burn, and eating more protein.

This article will get you up to speed on how to design a muscle growth meal plan:

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Get a Muscle Growth Workout Plan

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Next, you’ll want to figure out how to train so that you build as much muscle as possible.

You’ll want to use a training plan that incorporates resistance training (lifting) that causes your muscles to adapt and grow.

This guide explains just how to do that and more:

You can also get a premade muscle growth workout from our website using any of the following utilities:

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Sleep More to Build Muscle

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The effect of sleep on muscle growth is often overlooked, but research has shown that it is critical if you want to build as much muscle as possible.

You’ll want to keep to a consistent sleep schedule of about 8 hours per night. Learn about why through the following articles:

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Track Your Muscle Growth Progress

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You’ll want to track your progress along your muscle growth journey to make sure everything is going according to plan.

If you’re looking for a great way to track your muscle growth progress, check out this article!

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Other Useful Resources

Here are some other useful resources from our education database that could prove useful on your fat loss journey!