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I was a tad skinny as a kid. You could say that I was the runt of a litter of one. And that didn’t change for a long time – I stayed skinny until my mid-twenties. Being skinny isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it isn’t the best thing either. And isn’t that what we’re here to do; become the best versions of ourselves we could possibly be? To become more alpha…
For me, that meant, at least in part, developing a stronger, more muscular, more athletic, and powerful body. A body that I have now, but one that I could have had much earlier if someone had simply shown me what to do, and what not to do. That’s what this blog post will do for you.
Let’s get right down to the nitty gritty. We’ll take down some myths. I’ll show you how to not waste your money on the wrong supplements, and finally, I’ll tell you how to eat the right foods at the right time to maximize your results.
Note: For the purposes of continuity, we’re going to assume, for this article, that you’re working out in the afternoon or evening. If, however, you’re working out in the morning, that’s all good. Simply follow the same principles, focusing your carbs around your workouts, and your fats away from them.
Bulking Can Ruin Your Gains
Most of us, myself included, will follow a bulking protocol when trying to build muscle. Essentially that means eating a ton of carbs and proteins in every meal. However, “conventional” bulking doesn’t work as well as we’d like it to because it results in lowered Testosterone levels.
Testosterone is the most important hormone you have in your fight to gain lean muscle, and when you gain fat, your T levels typically drop. Bulking makes you gain a lot of fat. There is a better way to go about it. A method that will still have you eating a lot of carbs and proteins, but with a bit more strategy involved. We’ll discuss this as we get further into the article, but before you read on, check out this article for a detailed explanation as to why “bulking” doesn’t work:
We’ll get the topic of supplements out of the way. You ideal body won’t come from supplementation. No matter how much you spend, supplements won’t give you your ideal, muscular body. But they will help if you take the right ones at the right time. Read the rest of this entry »