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The Most Important Body Part For Muscle Building

If I were to ask you right now “What’s the most important body part to train and maintain strong for building muscle mass what would be your answer? If you ask 100 different weight lifters you’ll probably get 75-100 different answers. Well, I’m here to tell you in this article which one it is and why.

I guarantee you that most will say that if you were to pick one body part, and just one, that has the biggest impact in how much weight you gain and muscle you build it would be “legs”. I assure you that would be the number one answer. With all of the magazine and sites saying that “if you want to build bigger arms, train legs. If you want to build muscle overall on the body, ya gotta squat!”. Hmm, I can see the reasoning behind that.

Those that don’t answer “legs” will more than likely say that the most important body part to train would be you back, with heavy deadlifts and bent over rows. They’d probably claim that the strength, power, and thickness you get from training back intensely is going to result in you gaining quality weight all around, especially if you’re a naturally skinny individual.

And so on and so forth. I could go on and on. But I’m here to tell you that no, it isn’t your legs. No, it isn’t your back. Nor your chest, shoulders, arms, or anything else for that matter. The most important body part to train if you are looking to build muscle mass naturally and gain weight fast is…..your brain!

“C’mon! What are you talking about!”, you may be thinking. Well, “think” (pardon the pun) about this: how many times has the way you “feel” caused you to think you’re too tired or not motivated enough to go to the gym and workout? How many times you “not feeling it today” resulted in you not giving it your all in the weight room? How many times has you “not thinking you’ve got enough time or are too busy this week” caused you to skip out on weeks of muscle building, weight gain-stimulating bodybuilding work outs?

Do you see were I’m going with this?

Lately, in the last handful of years there’s been a spike in popularity in “self help” books, programs, DVDs, CDs, website, etc., all preaching how you must have the right frame of mind to achieve success and reach your goals, whatever they may be. (Usually these are geared towards money making and the like, but the principles apply to just about anything, including doing what it takes for building muscle mass ).

The brain, or better said, the mind is always going to be the bottom line in how well, how consistently, and how intensely you bodybuild to obtain the physique you so desire. So, sure, hitting legs hard is very important. Training back, from top to bottom, is also crucial. But the biggest piece of the bodybuilding / fitness puzzle is and will always be your state of mind!

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