In my 25 years as a professional in this industry, I have managed to put together not so much a “rulebook,” but a basic set of guidelines that seem to work for, and apply to, just about everyone. Of course, there’s some variation from individual to individual in terms of genetics, fiber types, metabolism, recovery ability, etc., and these differences will certainly affect how well and how efficiently each of us can build a more muscular body. That said, there are several “universal truths” that can help everyone reach their muscle building goals in a reasonable period of time.

Here, I take you though seven of my top tips for maximum muscle development.