DJBens77 saidI love it when muscles pop out!!
It feels like your muscles are like balloons.
Rules for muscle growth by way of weight lifting:
1. Avoid injuries. Start slow. Always do some warm up stretching before using weights; and do some "warm down" stretching after using weights.
2. No pain, no gain. Always go to failure. It is only necessary to do one set, as long as you go to failure. By going to failure, that muscle group sends a message to your brain: "need more resources," and the brain devotes some of your bodies resources to the repair and enlargement of the muscles in question. If you don't go to failure, the message to the brain is: "have enough resources to perform function, no additional resources needed, no growth required."
3. Your potential for growth is constrained by your genetics. Arnold S. would have been massive and a winner of bodybuilding competitions even without steroids because of his genetics.
The basic body shapes are thin, fat, and muscular, or some combination of the three. You can't change your genetics (although the genetic engineering people are working on it.) So if you are genetically thin, you will probably be a "hard gainer," someone who just can't seem to gain much weight.
4. Join a gym. You can get advice from more experienced weight lifters. You can get a spotter. You might even make a friend or get a date.
5. If you have the financial resources, hire a personal trainer.