You need to find ways to force more water & other stuff into your muscles to "pump them up" making them look bigger just like you'd blow up a deflated balloon by filling it up with water so obviously you need to…
Drink more water because…
70-to-80% of your muscles are made up of water and when you don't drink enough water or get dehydrated by only 2.9% your muscles will look smaller or flatter like a deflated balloon.
So exactly how much water should you drink?
Water is so important that 2 of the 6 extra tips below to make your muscles look bigger without lifting weights will not work unless you drink enough water.
By not drinking enough water, many people incur excess body fat, poor muscle tone and size, decreased digestive efficiency and organ function, increased toxicity in the body, joint and muscle soreness and water retention.Dr. Howard Flaks, a Bariatric (obesity) specialist in Beverly Hills, California
Some of the carbs you eat get stored in your muscles and after water & protein Carbs are the 3rd largest contributor to the size of your muscles plus…
It takes at least 3 grams of water to store each gram of carbs in your muscles so the more carbs stored in your muscles = more water in your muscles making them look bigger than they normally are.
Think about this: The average person stores 400g of carbs in their muscles and if you add the 3 grams of water (400g of carbs + 1200g of water = 1600 grams total) that's over 3½ pounds of muscle mass you can easily build without working out by getting enough carbs in your diet
If you've been on a fat loss diet, low carb diet, eating less than 1g of carbs for each pound you weigh especially while working out then you'll definitely see a big increase in your muscle mass once you start filling your muscles back up with carbs.
When you fill your muscles up with creatine over a 5-to-7 day loading period or within 2-to-6 weeks of taking 3-to-5 grams of creatine per day You'll easily pack on 5+ pounds of muscle mass because Creatine just like carbs forces your muscles to absorb more water making them swell up like a balloon.
3. Workout Without Weights (Before a Hot Date)
You can instantly make your muscles look bigger without weights by doing high reps of exercises without weights like push-ups, pull-ups or even intervals to increase the blood flow to your muscles to temporarily pump up your muscles to a larger size.
To make your muscles look bigger before a hot date…
Perfect your posture to instantly make your shoulders look wider and chest look bigger.
Along with losing fat an improved posture will create a V-Shape look where you'll create the illusion of a smaller waist & broader shoulders.
5. Tight Shirt
The tighter the shirt = the bigger & more defined our muscles will look but usually only if your bodyfat percentage is less than 15%
If you're overweight the best thing you can do is lose fat to make your muscles look bigger because tight shirts on a body with more than 15% bodyfat will still make the muscles look bigger but the fat will also look fatter as well.
6. Fat Loss
When you get rid of the fat that is hiding your muscles you'll look more ripped making your muscles look bigger like the guy pictured above who started at 197 pounds with 16% body fat and then looked much bigger after he lost fat (using the ultimate diet 2.0) to 179 pounds with 7% body fat.
To truly make your muscles look bigger…
Build muscle with or without lifting weights and as your muscles get bigger you'll increase your muscles capacity to store more water, carbs & creatine so once you start drinking enough water along with the other tips on this page you'll further enhance the size of your muscles without lifting any weights.