Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*
Healthy bulking isn’t as simple as eating everything in sight. If that’s your 'plan,' put down the spray cheese and read this before your next meal.
Getting big offseason used to mean eating as much as possible. Today, bodybuilders use a more measured approach to adding mass, with the benefit of looking great year-round.
Antoine Vaillant's physique is earning fans worldwide, but how he built it is no secret: Beef, rice, tuna, and lots of it! Eat like him and grow like this Canadian beast for just dollars a day.
Your one-week, lean-muscle building meal plan, plus the 15 best lean-muscle building foods.
The focus of this article will be geared towards hardgainers who have tried everything and still can not manage to get the scale to where they want it. Discover the secret to getting bigger with milk. Learn more.
Want know where to start when it comes to mass-building nutrition? Start here! These three tried-and-true benchmarks will help you transform your physique, body composition, and workout quality.
How many of you body builders out there enjoy your eggs? But what about all you muscle heads out there that are neglecting eggs because of the tasted. Learn why eggs are so important to your diet and how it can help you build muscle!
Learn the ten secrets to gaining lean muscle mass quick! Get your body in an anabolic state in a hurry. See what you've been doing wrong!
Three servings a day of salad and chicken isn’t going to be enough to get your muscles to grow. Digest these tips to learn how to fuel your body the right way. Eat big to gain big.
Before you start obsessing over the hard math of macronutrient calculation, make sure you've got your dietary priorities in place. Here's a guide anyone can use!
Here's what Brandan Fokken eats during his off-season. It's enough food to help him grow muscle, but not so much that he can't be photo-ready in 60 days!
You know protein is essential for muscle growth, but carbs play an important role too. Here's what you need to know.
Looking to eat like a true alpha male? Return to your caveman roots and feed your muscles with these carnivorous wild-game recipes.
Working out but have yet to see gains? It could be your meal plan. Clean up your diet and learn how to pack on the muscle and pass on the pounds with these nutrition tips.
Don't guess when it comes to something as important as your nutrition. Use science as your ally and build lean mass that lasts!
Some are sweet and some are savory, but all seven of these recipes are protein-packed and perfect for your healthy lifestyle! Pick one out and let's go make it!
Is it possible to eat enough to grow on only $50 per week? It is, according to IFBB pro Frank McGrath. Hop in the kiddie seat and let him push you down the grocery aisle.
The authors of <i>Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha</i> have the master plan for a better, faster, stronger, manlier you, starting with the fuel you put in your engine.
Food is fuel. Certain foods have the potential to skyrocket your muscle growth. Get the skinny on which fuel sources can help you get big!
Maximize your muscle growth by following Kris Gethin's DTP nutrition plan. You want to get big? You gotta eat big.
Dumbbells and barbells will only get you so far in your quest for a gorilla chest. You need a solid nutrition profile to build powerful pecs. Here's how!
Struggling to get past your skinny-kid genes? Man up and grow! Follow these training and nutrition tips for some hope.
You are what you eat, so you better eat big to get big. Learn how with this complete guide to muscle-building nutrition.
When it comes to bulking your diet is not to be overlooked. Read on for a breakdown of the protein, carbohydrate, and fat sources that should be included in a well rounded bulking diet in order to get maximum results!
Bodybuilders will go to all lengths to build massive muscles. One off-season practice that bodybuilders have been using since the first of them picked up a barbell is bulking up. This practice may need to fall by the wayside.
If you aren't choosing the best foods to boost your calorie intake, you're muscle-building progress will stall. Try the following smart food swaps and see.
Don't just stuff your face with burgers and fries. Here are 3 reasons you should eat clean to gain mass, stay lean and be a sex machine! Read on.
Does eating fat-free mean you can put on fat-free pounds of muscle? Find out why a balanced diet is necessary for lean muscle gains.
You're a hard gainer, and people tell you that dirty bulking is the only way to gain slabs of muscle. Don't believe it! Learn the dirty truth about dirty bulking here and save your body in the long-term.
It is true that you'll be putting the breaks on gaining weight if you're nutrition is impaired. Gain the lean weight you need with these 8 secrets. Find out more.
Many people are curious about intermittent fasting protocols. Can you still effectively build muscle? Here are 3 things you need to try. Learn more.
IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Bob Cicherillo brings you this week's Video Tip Of The Week. When eating for mass gains, don't leave extra calories on the table by restricting carbs.
In order to see best results from your training, it will be essential to have a solid muscle-building diet... Use the following checklist for success!
Hardgainers need not worry any longer. Part 1 of this 4 part series covers nutrition for real muscle building. Try it and leave your skinny past behind.
I will introduce you to the nutritional strategy that will revolutionize your bodybuilding life. You can make these gains in muscle without the correlating gains in fat! Yep, you really can. Learn more.
Watch and learn from Idaho's strongest man, ASC Pro Strongman Corey St. Clair! This week join Corey in his kitchen for his special early morning super shake, followed by a step by step breakdown of his meals and nutrition for the day. Find out why a higher calorie, higher carb diet is essential for strongman.
I know the major obstacles of a strict budget and will outline the basics of achieving your bodybuilding goals. It can be done. Follow these great tips about supplement use, importance of food, preparation and more.
What really gets Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler to this sun-blocking stature? Here are the top 5 meals that help Jay continue to be the world's biggest (and best) bodybuilder.
Fed up with bulking, only to look in the mirror and find the same skinny body you started with at the beginning of your 'bulk'? If the answer is yes then this article may be able to help! Learn what you need to eat... to grow right here!
The festive season is by far my favorite time of the year. I receive presents, see all my family, and all that guilt free binging on tasty food. Use your built up fat stores as building blocks for putting on muscle. Learn more from these helpful tips.
Bodybuilding.com was witness to the collaboration of mentor Dorian Yates and protege Marika Johansson on the road leading up to the Europa Super Show in Texas.
While you do require additional calories to build muscle, you can only assimilate so much. Take a smart approach and follow these simple ideas to minimize fat gain while bulking.
Tips to gain muscle mass - ensure you are getting enough protein, getting enough stimuli to overload the muscles, and be sure you're not doing too much volume… Here are some simple ideas to use in your quest for greater muscle mass!
What you take in can make or break your gains when it comes to true muscle growth. Here are 8 muscle-builders that should be incorporated into every bodybuilder's program for massive results.
If you want to turn heads when you walk into the gym and become a muscle bound freak instead of blending in with the crowd, then this is a quick and easy guide to eating big. Includes supplement stacks that work. Check it out!
Many bodybuilders put a lot of focus into the details of their nutritional strategy. The following 9 principles will help you break out of the hardgainer lifestyle, promote muscle growth and balance, gain weight, and defeat your skinny genetics.
Skinny guy muscle building expert, Vince DelMonte, teaches you how to gain weight and how to defeat your skinny genetics even if you're a hard gainer. See if you agree or disagree!
The popular definition of a hardgainer is a person that works out hard with weights but has a hard time putting on muscle. Breakthrough and put on muscle with this effective, very detailed weight gain diet! See examples for both men & women.
In this podcast seminar, Dan Gastelu discusses the scientific strategies of bulking (packing on lean muscle mass), all the way from the cellular mechanics to day-to-day dietary supplementation decisions. Time for a clean bulk!
This is the simplest advice you can use to BULK UP FAST without getting fat at the same time! Read on as I describe what weight gainer works and what doesn't. Grow big without the fat...
In this podcast seminar, Dan Gastelu discusses the scientific strategies of bulking (packing on clean muscle mass), all the way from the cellular mechanics to day-to-day dietary supplementation decisions. Time to bulk up!
What are the best foods and supplements for bulking? We can finally trade in our cuts for some quality mass and strength. Get a competitive edge right here as we show you what bulking is, what you need, how long to do it, and more. Check it out!
If you want to gain weight, you have to eat! If you want to get past those tags of being a hard gainer then keep reading. Iâ€™ve put together some eating tips on helping you achieve mass gains. Get started... right here!
The questions and answers posted here are about gaining muscle and losing fat. They also discuss the importance of eating enough food throughout the day. No food = No muscle. Learn more here.
'Workout out of the Week' is going to be showcasing different workouts that are sure to add to your arsenal of techniques and methods in the gym. Check them out right now!
There is nothing normal about what some do as nationally ranked bodybuilding competitors. Read on to see what some do and consider what you do in the off season. Is it normal? Read on...
Take control of your life now by controlling your eating habits. Here are ten tips you can use to improve the way you eat. Read on for more...
Every bodybuilder and powerlifter should have goals, especially with their diet. My focus here will be the macronutrient cycling and how to break it up between a fast and slow metabolism. Learn more...
Eating will become like an evil stepsister. But if you are serious and want to grow then you need to eat... a lot. This is not your typical diet article.
What Is The Best Weight Gain Diet Plan? Find out what other people from the message boards think. What are they doing that works great for them?
I continually get emails asking for more weight gain and weight loss meal plans. I recently received one from a female asking for a meal plan for women, too. So this week I am providing some sample plans for weight loss and weight gain. Learn more below.
The bodybuilder of the 21st century gets on stage at over 250 ripped pounds toting 22-inch arms and 30-plus inch thighs. Doesn't it look like we are progressing into the next evolution of the human ladder? Find out how to get big...
We are gonna break it down, meal by meal and examine what it takes to be the biggest Animal we can be. From dawn til dusk and beyond we are going to focus on everything that goes down the hatch.
This month I'm going to change the format of my column, as there has been a tremendous amount of reader feedback with one common question: How do I pack on mass? Find out here in this sample weight gain meal plan...
Before I precede any further I want to make one point clear, do not THINK you have a fast metabolism and try to follow this protocol because you will end up looking like Lee Priest in the off season pretty damn fast.
This week I will give you the secret for getting consistent results (e.g. fat loss and increase in muscle tone). The secret is called caloric cycling. Learn more...
In this article John discusses the fact that most people fail to realize their physique goals as a result of poor dietary planning. It presents calculations for determining your caloric need when attempting to maximize your muscle gain while minimizing yo
Topics include using flax and fish oil appropriately, using Massive Eating to diet down (i.e. The Don't Diet Plan), and using your initial body fat levels to know when to bulk up or trim down.
Sure you have to murder yourself regularly in the gym. Of course you have to rest and do all that you can to maximize your recovery. It does, however, necessitate some structure, prioritizing, and a little bit of common sense. Pay attention and you just might end up huge.
For so many people, the only real weight problem is about losing it. If you want to add weight, you won't get much sympathy from anybody. Check out this great mass gain program if you are serious about gaining weight!
This is a story of how I personally went from 192 pounds to 217 pounds in bodyweight in only 7 days. Learn every little secret technique I used to accomplish this mind-blowing weight gain.
Are you trying to gain weight and muscle mass but fight just to gain an ounce or even maintain current bodyweight no matter how hard you train or how many supplements you use? Then this article is for you!
Want to go from what you see in the mirror today to the same thing plus 10 pounds of muscle? Of course you do! Learn how to add 10 pounds of muscle without the fat!
Check out these awesome homemade recipes for bulking up in the off season. Learn how to eat right and keep the taste!
Find out how to finally start gaining weight and adding lean muscle. Learn how by eating big, you can get big. Check out this awesome nutrition and supplement plan!
If you are not gaining weight, perhaps it is your diet that needs more attention. Let's break it down into bite size chunks and put together a Hypertrophy-Specific Nutrition plan.
The Nutrex Training Program, which was developed by the Nutrex Research Group and which is featured on this web site is without a doubt the most modern and probably the most effective training program for rapid muscle growth. However, maximum results can only be expected if the athlete also supplies his body with the proper building materials in sufficient quantities.
Your performance at your next show is not only dependent upon your training but also on your nutrition. Most strongmen eat about whatever they want year round, but close to the show most clean it up. Learn how you can be different and follow a stricy diet and blow your competitors away!
By: Zepplin. Information is presented in detail, but as other things in life, nutrition is not a cut and paste issue. You will have to make some decisions for this program truly to work. With that said, this information is presented for those individuals striving to improve physical performance.
Have you ever gained 22 pounds in 11 hours? Have you ever dramatically improved your strength in a single day just from changing your diet? Learn how with glycogen supercompensation!
Reading this article will change your life and the way you think about bulking. Bulking is the bodybuilders term to putting on muscle mass. Thats right MUSCLE MASS, not FAT ! The amount of misinformation out there is what caused me to waste almost 2 years of my bodybuilding life.
If you are small, you need to eat big. If you are of medium stature, you need to eat big. If you are big, you need to eat big. If you are huge, you need to eat big!
To be big, you MUST eat big! End of story! No ifs, ands, or buts about it here. Train hard, train consistently, eat a lot of healthy foods, rest, and GROW!
Fat is one of the most powerful nutrients you can consume. This article will explain the difference between the good, the bad, and the ugly, for this hotly debated macronutrient. Fat is where it's at, if you want a big total!
With winter comes bulking up, everybody's favorite part of the year, well maybe not but sure is mine. Learn how to diet for lean muscle mass gains!
My off-season diet used to include, eating everything I wanted whenever I wanted. I had read in various writings this was the way to go. However, I found myself generally low on energy and my gains were slow. I knew it wasn't my training. It had to be my diet. So I decided to sit down and figure out a fool-proof off-season diet.
Can you use the Cyclic Ketogenic Diet (CKD) as a way to gain a substantial amount of muscle mass while keeping body fat accumulation to a minimum? Learn how here!
In The Rader Master Bodybuilding and Weight Gaining System, Peary told us about a program he developed that could add up to 3/4 of an inch to a trainees arms in one day.
Sure dieting can be hard, but it is possible once you get used to eating certain foods. First, you have to determine what you want to accomplish.
Contest season is over, so it is time to gain some serious mass during the offseason. I will change my diet, start a prohormone cycle, use new supplements and much more. Here is exactly what I will do, including supplements, diet and more!
Okay, here is what you diet needs to be like to build muscle. Every day you need to eat 1.5 - 2 grams of protein per lbs. bodyweight. This sounds like a lot, but is easy to do.
Many times you find yourself on the run or you have to go to class or work all day. This is okay, just tell your teacher/boss what your bodybuilding goals are and usually they will be glad to allow you to eat and drink in class/at work.
Have you ever wondered how the Pro's get so HUGE? Now, I know that I have many years in front of me before I get my Pro Card, but I do know how to put on mass. There are 4 Key Components in gaining lean body mass.
No, I am not going to go over the ultimate steroid cycle for ultimate growth or anything like that, what I am referring to is the different cycles of my own bodybuilding life. Read and learn.
I was 6'8" and 197 lbs, I'm now 6'-8" and 285 lbs. Here is what I did to gain over 80 lbs of muscle.
I believe that I've come up with a simple technique that is not only effective, potent, but also convenient and easy to do.
I have been planning this for some time and now is the time. I am making plans on competing in 2003 in one of the Muscle Mania events. My goal is to completely rock the natural bodybuilding world with size in 2003.
Nutrition is one of the most important parts of building a powerful body and without it, your body will go no where.
Each time I went and took a gander, I ended up getting lost and walking away with nothing. Well, enough with the mumbo jumbo, and let's get it on.
EAT! That is the most important thing for an Ectomorph to do. Take in more calories than you are used to.
The most important part of putting on mass is the overlooked diet. The food you eat provides the necessary building blocks to repair and build more muscle tissue.
The meal replacement industry was a multi-million dollar industry in the year 2000. Ranging from weight loss products like Slim Fast to muscle builders like Myoplex, everybody is using them.
Water is the best way to supplement a diet. It's mother natures ultimate supplement and without it you will go no where!
Looking over some of the past articles I've written, I realize I haven't given enough credit to the one thing that will decide how big you get. Yeah, that's right, your diet.
The world of bodybuilding is a confusing one, that is pretty much all the experts will agree on. There are so many different ways of approaching every single aspect of the game. Some things however are etched in stone.
My main concern the first 4 weeks was muscle gain. Fat lose was secondary. I concentrated on heavy explosive movements to build mass. See how Charlie changed his life and his wieght.
All right. I get the same questions about bulking everyday. Guys want to bulk up but have no idea how to do it. I'll show you all how.
Read the muscle magazines for the info, not for the pics. If you read the info, you might be the pics in the magazine in the future. Don't be afraid to apply the knowledge in everyday training and dieting.
Bodybuilders are constantly in search of substances that will increase anabolism. We take our creatine, glutamine, pyruvate, and a host of other nutritional supplements in our quest for more muscle.
Here is what to do to get big, follow it and watch yourself grow. Food makes you big, at least good food does.
It's rough being a hardgainer, isn't it? You train hard, you eat like crazy, and you drop money on supplements, only to get on the scale and be disappointed. If this sounds like your situation, I've been there.
Ok, now I'm pretty sure any lifter knows about supplements and the ones today are better and safer than taking steroids. One supplement sticks out from the rest....Andro. It's good stuff but to a fault, it's not going to work for everyone.
I am finding out that having a deadline to meet forces you to really focus on what works and what doesn't, because you no longer have time to just mess around and go through the motions of training half-heartedly and not sticking to your diet.
For the non-novice, non-chemically aided lifter, significant muscle and strength gains are generally not possible on submaintenence calories. This is because the body typically exists in a state of whole body anabolism or whole body catabolism.
My bench is currently 350 for a double, 545 squat (not deep), and 540 deadlift. I'm hoping to compete in the nationals this year and really compete with the best.
Sure, you can go in the gym and attack the weights for hours and fatigue all the muscle fibers and hit each head of every muscle to failure, but if you do not eat right, the muscle tissue will not rebuild fast enough and growth simply will not happen.
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*