If your goal is to gain 10 pounds of muscle in one month it is possible however it is certainly not easy. The second caveat is once you gain the muscle you have to keep it there so it involves a rigid set of eating and training correctly. But no matter how good you train and how hard or intense your training sessions are you will not gain muscle without eating correctly.
The results that you get will depend not only on your training that you do and your diet that you eat but also the genetics that you have. There are some basics that you need to follow and your objective and mind-set should be the first step. It could make a vitally important difference to the speed at which you gain muscle if your mind-set is correct when you start the process.
It is strongly advised that you should seek to get stronger and not seek to put on muscle and weigh yourself every day and look at yourself in the mirror every day to see your gains. It should be a concentration on strength because the stronger you get the more muscle you will put on. It all down to the basics and that means doing the compound movements and doing them correctly.
If you focus on increasing the weight that you can lift when doing your basic compound movements like squats, deadlift, bench-press, pull-ups etc. you will be able to measure your progress directly. But measuring your progress and keeping motivated starts and ends with the food that you eat. However even if you are overweight and your objective is to gain muscle then you should train to get strong rather than lose weight.
When you eat and what you eat are a vitally important factor when it comes to gaining ten pounds of muscle in only one month. You need to help your body repair from those intense workouts as quickly as possible. The best way to eat 5 or even 7 times a day is to plan ahead and that means preparing your meals for the day before you leave home.
There are certain supplements that you can use which although a bit expensive can make a huge difference to maximizing the effect of your eating 6 to 8 times a day. There are two other factors that you need to consider other than the specific training and eating that you do and that is drinking and sleeping.
This is an important piece of the puzzle and you need to make sure that you are drinking at the very least 8 glasses of water a day. Research shows that a gallon of water should be had on hot and sweaty days. The next important piece of the puzzle is good quality sleep which should be at least 7 hours a night.