If you’re a beginner, definitely check out those articles and consider hopping on a short 8-12 week cycle of RAD 140 or Ostarine maybe.
They’re definitely not for everyone, but for dudes who want to gain muscle 300% faster than they normally could, SARMs are a great option.
Tip #8 – Take Cold Showers
I’ve written about the benefits of cold showers before, but it’s worth mentioning them again, since they’re a great way to boost recovery.
Personally I take a cold shower every single day. I just take my normal shower, and then blast cold water for about 3-5 minutes at the end.
Cold showers have been shown to have a ton of benefits, from improving your immune system, to decreasing recovery time .
Alternatively, you can also take contrast showers, which have been shown to have a ton of benefits. This is where you switch between 30 seconds of hot water and 30 seconds of cold water, for about 5 cycles.
I find that contrast showers are a great way for beginners to ease into the full 5 minute cold shower, while still giving you a ton of benefits.
Tip #9 – Boost Testosterone
It’s no secret that testosterone is one of the most important hormones out there. Without it, building muscle is damn near impossible.
…and that’s exactly why you should start boosting your testosterone if you haven’t done so already. I’ve covered how to do this before.
For starters, don’t buy into the propaganda that saturated fat is bad. You need saturated fat to build testosterone—it’s essential.
Start eating more egg yolks and red meats. Add in some polyunsaturated fats, too—like avocados, coconut oil, and almonds.
Tip #10 – Avoid Test Killing Foods
In addition to boosting your testosterone, it’s also really important that you avoid foods that kill testosterone. Trust me, they’re everywhere.
Avoid soy, plastics, peppermint, and alcohol like the plague. A drink every now and then is fine, but personally I rarely ever drink.
Alcohol destroys testosterone, but the biggest thing to watch out for is soy. Due to the agricultural industrial complex, it’s in damn near everything.
…is it any wonder why so many dudes are pussies nowadays?
Tip #11 – Use Whey Protein
As I’ve said before, supplements aren’t necessary to get jacked, but they certainly give you an extra edge.
Personally, I love whey protein, because it’s an easy way to get an extra 50 grams of protein in each day, in just 5 minutes.
Be sure to learn the difference between good and bad whey protein, though—there’s a ton of scams out there you can fall prey to.
If you’re sensitive to dairy, you can consider using an alternative form of protein, like from goat’s milk, or some form of plant protein.
Tip #12 – Use Creatine
Creatine is one of the few fundamental supplements that I recommend guys take, because it’s so damn powerful and costs almost nothing.
In fact, just hopping on creatine alone will increase your strength, muscle mass, and overall endurance more than any other supplement.
One study, conducted at Penn State University, found that simply taking creatine increased muscle fiber growth 2-3x more than placebo .
Don’t buy into the bullshit lies about it being a steroid, either—it’s not. It’s a naturally occurring compound that your body needs to produce energy.
Tip #13 – Eat More Protein
Most guys don’t eat enough protein, plain and simple. In fact, if your progress is lagging in the gym, this is probably the reason why.
Whenever I show people how much protein I eat per day, they’re usually shocked. Seriously, I eat like half a damn cow per day.
Okay, maybe not that much—but you should aim to eat 1 gram of protein per pound of your GOAL lean bodyweight.
In other words, if your goal is to weigh 180 pounds lean and shredded, you should aim to eat 180 grams of protein each day.
HIIT, short for High Intensity Interval Training, is one of the most powerful ways to boost growth hormone and testosterone in just 15-20 minutes.
In fact, one study conducted at the University of Cumbria in London, found that doing HIIT immediately increased testosterone by 17% .
Other studies have found different numbers, but the bottom line is that HIIT boosts testosterone. Hell, it may even have anti-aging effects .
Personally, I aim to do HIIT at least once a week, and incorporate it into my Body of an Alpha routine to get the benefits of lifting and cardio.
Tip #15 – Use Gym Gear
The lifting straps I use
There will come a point where your body might need some gym gear to keep up with the intense squats and deadlifts you’re doing.
When this is the case, I recommend you buy some basic gear:
That’s pretty much all you need. Don’t worry about blowing $500 on crazy expensive squatting shoes and whatever else. Basic gym gear is fine.
In fact, I don’t even use a squat belt—all I use is deadlift grips, because after a certain point your hands can’t grip 350+ pounds that effectively.
Tip #16 – Drink Enough Water
Have you ever seen those gym bros walking around with gallon jugs? Well, yeah—they’re fucking huge and shredded as fuck for a reason.
Water is basically the life blood of your body. Without enough water, you would shrivel away and die—so yeah, it’s pretty damn important.
If you’re serious about getting jacked, I recommend you drink a gallon of water each day, give or take maybe 25% depending on your size.
Don’t chug it all at once, either. It’s best if you sip it throughout the day. If you find you’re pissing all the time, cut back a bit—it’s pretty simple.
Tip #17 – Build The Perfect Playlist
It’s no secret that listening to music can help you lift more weight in the gym. Hell, pretty much everyone has a favorite gym playlist.
Your own personal taste in music might differ compared to mine, but I love lifting to a classic Zyzz playlist, or some epic music compilation.
Hell, I’m listening to that playlist right now, and I want to get fucking juicy as fuck, brah. Not even joking—I’m gonna go pump some iron real quick.
Tip #18 – Use Smelling Salts
I’ve mentioned this before, but there’s a few dirty tricks you can use to blast through your personal records in the gym. They’re hardcore, though.
One such trick is using smelling salts, which you do right before your hardest lift of the day. Use them SPARINGLY though, like 2x/month or less.
If you’ve ever seen professional lifters smell something before breaking a world record, that’s exactly what they’re smelling—ammonia inhalants.
These things were basically designed to wake up patients about to pass out, so they’re literally pharmaceutical grade shit.
Again, use sparingly. Just crack one of these bad boys open, inhale DEEPLY, and your brain will light up like a fucking Christmas tree.
Tip #19 – Recover Properly
Getting jacked is a three part equation. The first part of the equation is breaking your muscles down in the gym by working out hard.
The second part is eating enough food. The third part however, is the part that most people screw up, and it destroys their gains.
If you want to build muscle and get SHREDDED, you need to take some time off at the gym. You should rest at least 1-2 days a week.
Don’t buy into this nonsense about 8-day splits and whatever else. This is either for ELITE lifters, or people on a ton of steroids (or SARMs).
My own personal workout routine, Body of an Alpha, involves 5 days each week of lifting weights (and HIIT), and resting 2 days each week.
This is ideal, in my opinion. If you lift 6 days a week, it’s normally too much for your body to handle. 4 days per week though, isn’t enough volume.
Tip #20 – Focus on the Benefits
Most of the time when dudes lose motivation in the gym, it’s because they’re focusing on the HARD THINGS they need to do, in order to get big.
They focus on how they’ll have to drag their ass out of bed, get dressed, put shoes on, drive to the gym, and work hard for 1-2 hours.
Now, listen closely, because what I’m about to share with you is one of the biggest secrets of not just getting jacked, but of life in general.
Arnold said it best in Pumping Iron, when he talked about motivation:
“To me, my goal was to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time. So, instead of dreading the next workout, I couldn’t WAIT to do 1,000 more situps!”
That, my friends, is the key to motivation. When you focus on what you WANT, rather than what you DON’T want, motivation is natural.
Focus on how girls will treat you when you’re jacked. Focus on the benefits of being swole, and how INCREDIBLE you’ll look when you get there!
Once you learn to do this, your motivation will immediately triple.
Tip #21 – There’s No Magic Pill
Despite what marketers and GNC salesmen would have you believe, there really is no magic pill to getting jacked and building muscle.
The fact of the matter is that getting SWOLE is going to take TIME! You can’t transform your body in 1-2 weeks, even on SARMs or steroids.
You can definitely make progress a lot faster than you think, but 80% of the results will be from HARD WORK and GOOD NUTRITION.
This is why I always laugh when people say that steroids or SARMs are “cheating.” No, dude—they let you work 10x harder in the gym!
Anabolics (Ostarine, RAD 140, etc.) don’t just magically make you get big as fuck without putting in any effort in at the gym.
Instead, they let you put 10x more work in, and still recover in time for the next workout. They let you work HARDER to reach your full potential.
All in all, this is probably the most comprehensive list of tips to get jacked out there. I hope it serves you will in your quest to get big.
If you want to take your physique to the next level, then definitely consider buying my elite fitness program: “Body of an Alpha.”
It’s SPECIFICALLY designed to get you the lean, shredded physique that will turn heads, make women want you, and make you look like superman.
You’ll feel way more confident, get way more female attention, and get the respect of other men. Imagine how great that would feel, huh?
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Frequently Asked Questions
❓ How Can I Get Jacked Fast?
Unfortunately, there's no shortcut to building muscle and getting jacked. It takes time to get jacked, but if you're willing to put in the work, you can get jacked faster by following a good workout routine, eating the right foods, counting calories, and getting enough recovery time.
❓ How Long Does It Take to Get Jacked?
Depending on where you're starting from, getting jacked can take anywhere from a year to five years. If you're willing to work extremely hard, you can start seeing results within a few months, however. If you're willing to use steroids or other anabolics, you can get jacked very quickly, sometimes within a matter of months.
❓ Why Can't I Get Jacked?
If you can't seem to get jacked, it's probably because you aren't monitoring your diet carefully enough. Most of the time, this is the biggest mistake guys make - they don't count their calories and get the right macros. Beyond this, following a good workout routine and getting enough recovery will ensure you build muscle and get jacked.