When you are working out, there is generally one of two aims you will have in undertaking these workouts. The two aims people often have in working out are as follows: 1) Working out in order to lose weight and tone muscles; and 2) Working out in order to build muscle mass. Regardless of which of these two is your own goal, you need to know what it takes to accomplish them. When it comes to building muscle mass, this is especially the case, as you will be frustrated if you are working out constantly in an effort to build muscle mass, only to find that you are staying at the exact same size.
In order to understand how to build muscle mass when working out, it is good to first understand what happens when you work out.
The way that working out works is by tearing your muscles; when you work out, you tear the muscles in your body just a little bit. When your workout ends, your body gets to work attempting to repair all these small tears in your body. If you work out the same muscles the next day, in the same way, you will tear these same areas in your muscles again, and your body will keep trying to repair the tears afterward. Your muscles will start to tighten because of this, as they will always be working to try and repair themselves. On the other hand, your muscles will have the time to repair themselves completely if you wait a day or two before giving these same muscles another workout. In this way – as you continue to let your muscles repair completely before tearing them again – you will end up with muscles that continue to grow larger.
As you see, if you want to build muscle mass, the basic approach is really as simple as just giving a group of muscles a day or two off in between each workout you give them. And if you really want to build muscle more quickly, do what you can to put some protein into your body after each workout! And you can watch your muscles grow and grow as you continue to follow this simple approach.