How Much Muscle Should You Gain Per Year?

by Allen Pham on September 14, 2020
In terms of building muscle year on year, people often want to quantify whether or not they have been successful by knowing how much they SHOULD be adding. The reality is, there is no mathematical equation which can accurately say every person should add X amount of muscle inside 12 months. It doesn't work like that, therefore you cannot quantify it like this.
How Much Muscle Should You Gain Per Year?
So how do you measure whether or not you're fulfilling your potential each year, in relation to building muscle?
In my opinion, it's about relative progress. After the first 12-18 months of training most people will experience a natural decline in progress as the body becomes more accustomed to resistance training and your endocrine system becomes "optimised." Thereafter progress becomes more gradual, but this is relative because depending on factors such as:
. Genetics
. Training programming
. Nutrition
. Consistency
. Hydration
. Sleep
. Age
That relevant rate of progress will differ from one person to the next. All I can say is that each year there should be noticeable changes within your physique, provided you are ticking ALL of the boxes. You cannot expect to progress on a continuous basis if you're not.
A physique will grow at different rates and go through different stages, the key is to keep pushing forward and allow consistency along with time combine together. This is all you can do, be intelligent with your training, track your weights/reps, keep on top of ALL your meals, take your supplements, hydrate the body and rest enough.
If you are not building muscle year on year, and in fact every few months then some of the things I've outlined above are not being applied correctly.

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