Let's say I do a good workout, eat my 3,000 calories, and my necessary protein. I realize muscle gain occurs only during sleep and doesn't all occur during the first night's sleep, and that high testosterone levels accelerate your ability to expedite muscle growth. I'm not going to use steroids, I simply saw their effect through a National Geographic program and how they could show immediate growth in one day, but my real question is how long does it take for one workout to show its full effect without them, as in normal growth? Sometimes when I gain weight, it's a 3-5 days after a workout, I can't tell if it's all muscle growth b/c I don't know when it's supposed to all accumulate [assuming you did the whole hypertrophy/diet thing right].
07-13-2010, 07:02 PM #1
How long does it take for muscle to build up [vs steroids]
07-13-2010, 07:36 PM #2
07-13-2010, 07:45 PM #3
4 months??? That seems a bit overestimated to me. I'm not talking about looking in the mirror and seeing yourself bigger, but rather physical weight gain. Which I guess is what you're talking about in terms of being noticeable, but how long does it take for the effects of one workout [ie you gain .2 pounds of muscle] to show? 2, 3, 4 days? I know it varies to each person according to testosterone levels, but surely there's an average..
07-13-2010, 07:56 PM #4
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no one can really tell u how effective one workout is at building up whatever muscles u worked out that day
just know that muscles grow given a progressive overload on them...and with proper nutrition and rest...if u have all these things down...over a period of time..u will be building muscle
at this point...the only thing i use to gauge whether im atcually building muscle or not is if i can lift more than i did last workout..and the workout before that...basically if im stronger 2 months down the road..im my mind..i built muscle..I rep back 1k+
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