by Mike Arnold
For all but the most fortunate, building muscle mass, particularly in large quantities, is an arduous task requiring an extreme degree of dedication and determination. It demands great sacrifice, monopolizing the individual’s time and thoughts on numerous levels if he is to be successful. Yet, even after years of self-imposed restriction and commitment to the cause, many find the desired result to be elusive. At some point, should one continue to invest without finding an acceptable return, the loss of hope is inevitable. Many chalk up their failure to poor genetics and while they no doubt play a role in determining how far one can take their development, even the genetically deficient can build an amount of mass that most would consider awe-inspiring.