So you wanna build muscle huh? That’s good that’s real good man (+1 if you got the HodgeTwins reference).
I bet you’re researching the best workout program or the best workouts to do to put on a lot of muscle.
Let me tell you one thing, It doesn’t matter. Let me say it again it doesn’t matter.
What I mean by that is The Secret To Building Muscle Will Come Down To Your Diet.
By no means am I saying working out is not important, go to the gym and do your compound exercises.
By working out you’re tearing muscle fibers so new ones can grow.
The food that you’re eating (aka your diet) is what will help your muscles grow back BIGGER and stronger.
The common problem that you see with guys trying to put on muscle is they aren’t eating a lot.
The guy goes to the gym and hits it hard, but ask him what his diet is like, and he tells you he eats like maybe 3 meals a day.
With that being said it WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE for him to get bigger, yes you heard me impossible.
At best he’s going to get pretty ripped, but he will not put on any size or muscle mass.
To illustrate my point here’s a video of what I eat on a somewhat regular basis:
For the guys probably wondering how many calories is that
Greek Yogurt and Honey(320 calories): Greek Yogurt has 140 calories per serving, but I probably took a little bit more than that so lets say 200 calories and the honey is 60 calories per serving but I’m sure I took a lil bit more so let’s say 120 calories. Greek Yogurt had 24g of protein.
Oysters(500 calories): 100 calorie per shell and I had 5 of them. For 500 calories it really didn’t fill me up that much so I’m probably never going to get it again.
Eggs&Rice(912 calorie): I made 4 eggs which were 78 calories each and the rice was was about 600 calories.
Plain Rice (600 calories)
Rice and Chicken (700): the rice was 600 calories but the chicken was 100 calories says the label on the back but 24g of protein, definitely didn’t feel like 100 calories since it filled me up so much. Maybe I read it wrong.
Protein Shake & PeanutButter (510 calories): UMP has 12o calories and the peanut butter has 190 calories per serving which I took 2 spoonful of.
Total Calories: 3542 calories
As a disclaimer this may not be an accurate number because I do not count my calories, I do not own a scale of such. I just read the labels on the back and just estimate based on how much I’m serving myself. That number maybe off because I don’t know whether the Costco eggs has 70 or 78 calories and I may have served myself more than 600 calories of rice but I know for sure it’s not less than 500.
This is the type of eating that got me from 175lb to 200lb
Honestly in my opinion the hardest part about putting on muscle is the diet. You only have to go the gym 4-5 per week, work out for like an an hour or two than your done that’s it. But the diet is a 24/7 thing, something you’re constantly doing and having to be conscious of what you’re putting in your body. So if you can get your diet down you’re on your way to making gains in the gym, just make sure you actually go the gym and workout.
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