Americans are experts on gaining size. Sadly, with over a third of our population classified as obese, that’s not the kind of “mass” you’re after. Yet that’s exactly what indiscriminate eating and a lack of exercise can do for you.
If you’re committed to a resistance-training program, you can instead pack on muscle by following a number of key nutrition and supplementation tips. But first you’ll have to toss out any remnants of how most Americans eat.
To gain the right kind of mass, we enlisted two captains of the Muscle Militia, Twinlab athletes Ronnie Milo and Jason Wheat, to help us compile the 24 tips presented below.
Sure, eating clean and healthful foods is more difficult than eating whatever you want, but we’re pretty sure you don’t want to look like that other 33 percent.
1. Tip The Scales:
Whether you’re just trying to add some off-season size, or you’re a hard-gainer who has trouble adding mass, growing muscle means consuming more calories—assuming you’re already training hard. While you can log your meals over the course of a week to compute your average daily calories, perhaps the simplest step is to consume one additional mini-meal during your day that adds calories over and above what you normally eat. Read more…