5 Must Know Tips For Gaining Huge Size During A Bulk
Well, well, well, if it isn't that time of the year again...
One of the most wonderful times of the year if we do say so ourselves.
Many people will end up going on a "bulk" during the winter months and that's all well and good.
However, often times people end up gaining just as much (if not MORE) fat when they are on a "bulk" as they gain muscle.
This is all wrong.
When you are bulking, it is inevitable that you will gain some fat.
However your GOAL should be to gain as much muscle as possible and as little fat as possible for the duration of your "bulking cycle" (ideally 12 - 16 weeks).
While bulking routines come in many different shapes and sizes, many guys will tend to make some simple mistakes here or there which ultimately leads to them not being able to achieve the goals they set out for when they began their bulk.
Here are 5 simple tips to keep in mind while bulking to make sure that you stay on track throughout your cycle.
1. Make Sure That You Are Eating A Ton of Food Everyday
In order to grow, you need to eat a TON of food.
There are a lot of people who like to argue about how they are "hard gainers", because they are naturally skinny and they have fast metabolisms, which is the reason why they can't get big.
The simple truth is that they are just not eating enough food.
You might not think of "bulking" as dieting, but it is a form of dieting.
It is a diet intended to make you grow, which means that instead of normal diets where people force themselves to eat less than normal, bulking means that you are going to force yourself to eat MORE than normal.
For people who have never truly bulked before, they might think that bulking sounds amazing.
Like who wouldn't enjoy eating a ton of food all the time right?!
The truth is that bulking is uncomfortable at best and downright painful at worst.
It is not very fun to force yourself to eat when you already feel bloated and full and to continue doing so day after day, week after week.
To help manage the crazy amount of calories they need to eat, many people choose to split their food into 5-6 meals each day.
Doing so can help keep your blood sugar levels more stable, provide a steady influx of energy, and prevent your body from feeling bogged down while building muscle in the most efficient way possible.
Just remember, if you are training hard and you think that you can't gain muscle, it just means that you aren't eating enough.
Get those protein & calories up!
2. Strategize Your Carb Intake
There are only a couple times per day that it is beneficial to have your blood sugar levels very high, and that is right when you wake up and post-workout.
At these two times, faster digesting carbs, which spike your blood sugar more abruptly, are preferred because your body is in a vulnerable state where it craves nutrients.
The faster you can get nutrients to the muscle the better, so eating some simple carbs that are fast digesting will spike insulin, and drive those nutrients into the muscle at a faster pace.
This is why your pre-workout meal and your post-workout meal are two of the most important meals for helping your body grow during a bulk.
All other meals during the day should ideally feature non-starchy carbs like vegetables and whole grains, which have a more gradual blood sugar response.
3. Stay Hydrated
One of the biggest mistakes we see is when people are not drinking enough water.
Your muscles are comprised largely of water, so keeping them hydrated with adequate water consumption each day will not only help them stay fuller, stronger, and bigger, but it will help them grow more.
There's a reason why carbs are called carboHYDRATES.
It's because carbs help to pull water into your muscles, hydrating them, and giving them energy for you to lift heavy weights & get bigger/stronger.
Shoot for drinking 1 gallon of water spread throughout the day to keep your body properly hydrated.
A good bonus is to make sure that you aren't poisoning yourself with sh*tty tap water and are making sure you're drinking high quality, filter/distilled water as much as possible.
4. Keep A Workout Log So You Can Track Strength Progress
Keeping a workout journal is one of the most rudimentary components of achieving success and gaining maximum amounts of muscle, yet maybe 5-10% of gym goers actually do this.
If you can’t remember what you lifted last week, or even what exercises you did, how can you possibly gradually overload the muscle and become stronger?
You need to keep track of your lifts and the weights you used on them each and every week.
By doing so you can try and slightly improve each week, progressively overloading the muscle to continuously make progress.
You can do it old-school pen/paper way and carry around a little workout journal with you in the gym.
Or you can simply keep a note open on your phone where you track your lifts during your rest periods.
Regardless, you NEED to make sure you're keeping track of your workouts or else you won't know when it's time to progress the overload!
5. Have Lean Protein In Every Meal
In order to ensure that you are continuously maximizing your muscle growth each and everyday it's important to eat a lot of lean protein.
The protein that you eat gets broken down into amino acids in your body, which in turn are used by the body to help create new muscle tissue.
The best sources of lean protein are lean beef, turkey, chicken, fish, low-fat dairy products, Whey protein, tofu, beans, and soy.
Whey protein is the most beneficial protein source to have immediately upon waking up and after your workout because it digests the fastest, and gets to work on muscle-protein synthesis very quickly.
Regardless of the exact sources where you are getting your protein from, you should be aiming to get around 1g of protein per 1 lb of body mass you have on you.
So if you weigh 185 lbs, then you should be aiming to be getting at least 185g of protein PER DAY.
You can even increase that amount on days that you are working out.
Eat, eat, and eat some more!
If you aren't growing, then you're either A) Not working out hard enough or B) Not eating enough, and the best chances are that you are simply NOT EATING ENOUGH!
BONUS #6: OPTIMIZE YOUR TESTOSTERONE!
Fixing any of these 5 mistakes will go a HUGE way toward helping you maximizing your muscle gain if you feel like you've hit a wall lately.
However training harder and training smarter are not the only two things that you can do to boost the amount of muscle that you put on.
If you really want to take things to the next level, then there's one additional thing that you need to focus on and that's OPTIMIZING YOUR NATURAL TESTOSTERONE PRODUCTION!
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