I’ve already touched on how building up muscle mass can not only help you become stronger but also bolster your immune system. But that is just half of the equation.
Think of your body as though it is a car. In order to make your car peppier, you have to add additional parts to it, such as a turbo booster and the like (working out). Additionally, you also want to fill your car up with some grade-A fuel that is not only high quality but also powers your vehicle so that it can run for long periods of time (food intake).
You can work out until you’re half-dead, but unless you’re getting the right food intake to build up your muscles, you might as well be spinning your tires.
Here, I’ll show you some of my tips on making muscle gains the right way.
4 eggs + turkey sausage with avocado.
During the spring and summer, I do lots of cardio in the mornings to get my metabolism charged up and keep it roaring throughout the day.
Once I’m ready to bulk up a little, I immediately ditch the cardio in the morning and make sure I start out with a hearty breakfast high in protein and loaded with healthy fats.
Throughout the Day
Snack on almonds/walnuts/cashews throughout the day.
Another key to weight gain is keeping a steady stream of calories coming in throughout the day. An easy way to accomplish this is to keep a bag of roasted nuts on hand to snack on in-between meals.
A small handful of almonds, walnuts, or cashews here and there adds up after a while and can pay dividends when done in a consistent manner.
Before Bed Snack
Peanut butter & jelly Crackers
Right before going to bed it the perfect time to get a large number of calories into your body. One of the easiest - and tastiest - ways to do this is to snack on peanut butter and jelly, using wheat thins to eat the PB&J like you would a bowl of salsa or guac.
Right After Each Workout
10gr BCAA + 5 gr Glutamine
This is very important because recovery truly is the most important factor for optimum growth. Taking 10 grams of branched-chain amino acids and 5 grams of glutamine after every workout should be as much of a habit as breathing with every rep.
The Muscle-Booster Nutrition Plan dictates that you have 4 heavy lifting days in a row, so make sure your body has the raw ingredients it needs to repair and rebuild itself.
If you prefer to keep your sugar intake low, I’d recommend 2 scrambled eggs with a side of cottage cheese. This meal allows for a double dose of slow-digesting proteins.
Limit Sugary Foods and Low-Value Carbs
One of the biggest mistakes that weightlifters make when trying to bulk up is going nuts on the junk food—what I call “low-value” carbohydrates. For instance; donuts, candy, dinner Rolls, chips, and the like.
While eating mass amounts of sugar and bread is sure to make the needle jump up on the scale, the bulk of those gains will mainly be body fat.
If you are thinking about filling up on French fries and donuts, be aware that those calories are taking the place of more nutrient-dense (and higher protein) food options. Grab some fresh fruit instead of candy and donuts. The goal here is to look swole…not bloated.
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