If you don’t work the muscle, your not going to grow. If you overtrain the muscle, your not going to grow. The trick is to find a happy medium that places enough stress on the muscle that gives it a reason to grow. Proper weight training is the catalyst to muscle growth. Do it right, and you’ll build slabs of grade A beef (Of course, your diet and rest must be in place), do it wrong and you’ll walk a fine line between poor results and injuries. The most important thing you can do in your program is to stimulate enough muscle fibre for growth (The more muscle fibre you employ the better).

If your goal is to build muscle, you need to use exercises that stimulate the most muscle fibres as possible. These exercises are compound movements such as the squat and dead lift. Do these exercises with proper form, and improve with these exercises from workout to workout and you’ll build ALOT of muscle mass. The key here is proper form.