Most people make putting on muscle more complicated than it needs to be.
There are some basic requirements for adding muscle that must be met.
You need to give your body the nutrients that it needs to build muscle.
You need to overload your muscles.
You need to get 7-8 hours of sleep. Our bodies do most of the repair while we are sleeping.

If you are trying to add muscle mass, you should eat at least 500 calories above your basic metabolic rate (BMR).
Try to eat 1-2 grams of protein per pound for each pound you weigh. Eat lean meats and fish, eggs and fat free or low fat dairy. Supplement with whey protein. This should be about 40% of your calorie intake.
Get the remainder of your calories 40% from complex carbs, like whole grains and vegetables and 20% from fats.

To overload your muscles, lift heavy weights. Use compound movements like deadlifts, squats, bench press, military press, pull ups or lat pulldowns, and dips. These compound movements work a lot of muscles and stimulate the production of anabolic hormones. Do a warm up set then 2-3 sets with as much weight as you can do 4-6 reps with.
Add weight when you can do 6 reps on the last set.

Work each body part no more than twice a week. Your muscles need time to repair themselves before you work them again. Growth occurs in the time outside of the gym.

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