Posts Tagged ‘gain muscle’

How to Deadlift

Friday, May 24th, 2024
man and woman learning how to deadlift

Deadlifts are one of the primary, fundamental exercises for all serious weight training programs. This important strength-based exercise works 100% of your legs and posterior chain, and it requires functional stability from 95% of the rest of the muscles on your body. Using proper form, a deadlift will help you get stronger, gain more muscle, and burn more calories than any other single exercise after the squat.

Deadlifts build lower back and hamstring strength, and they teach you to keep your lower back tight against a heavy load, which is critical to avoid injuries when lifting objects from the ground or floor. Unfortunately, this is also why deadlifts have gained a bad reputation for causing a variety of injuries, including spinal injuries and hernias.

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105 Protein Shake Recipes

Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Protein Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

Here are 105 different protein shake recipes!

Utilize all kinds of fruits, vegetables, spices, and fun ingredients like peanut and almond butter, honey, oatmeal, and flavor extracts. Whatever you have laying around probably can be used in one of these protein shakes.

For those without digestive issues, check out the link to Optimum Nutrition below. It is an awesome product with a huge variety of flavors and sizes.

For those who are lactose intolerant, check out Muscle Milk protein powder, which also comes in several flavors and sizes. When I found Muscle Milk I could finally start mixing protein recipes again!

Need protein powder?

Optimum Nutrition is nutritionally the healthiest and highest quality protein powder I’ve found at a reasonable price. It comes in over 20 different flavors and is available in 1 lb, 2 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb containers. Click here to order or learn more.

Muscle Milk is an equally great product and is also great for lactose intolerance. That’s right, if whey protein usually makes you sick give Muscle Milk a try. It comes in at least 10 flavors and in 2.5 and 5 lb jugs. Click here to order or learn more.

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The Swole 3×5 Workout – A Fresh Approach to Strength Training

Monday, May 1st, 2023
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The Swole 3×5 Workout Routine

If you have been reading weightlifting materials for any length of time, you have probably heard of 5×5 training. It has worked for many trainees. We folks at Project Swole even made excellent progress on a 5×5 program. But with all this 5×5 hype, has anyone stopped thinking there might be an even more efficient way to train? You might want to take a moment to learn about The Swole 3×5 workout.

In my experience, at least for trained athletes, there are benefits to a Swole 3×5 workout routine which include added volume for accessory movements, core training, and conditioning due to the slightly lower workload.

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3 Reasons Protein Intake is Vital for Muscle Growth

Friday, April 28th, 2023
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Building muscle is part of every fitness journey. While strength training plays a big role in achieving ripped abs, strong calves, or Popeye biceps, sufficient high-quality protein intake is essential for weight loss and optimal muscle growth.  This is because amino acids in protein act as building blocks to repair muscle tears that occur during exercise, support muscle tissue, and help you feel full longer which fuels muscle mass development.  

Research shows that proper protein intake is important for muscle growth because it increases muscle mass, optimizes the metabolism when consumed at the right time, and burns fat layers under the skin to help with better muscle definition to show off those gains.

Check out the 3 ways adequate protein intake can boost your muscle growth.

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What is YK11? The Ultimate Guide – Dosage, Benefits, & More

Monday, November 7th, 2022
Deadlift heavy with the YK11 Ultimate Guide

What is Yk11? This is a question that many people are asking, and for a good reason. Yk11 is a new supplement that has recently gained much popularity. It is said to have some fantastic benefits, including muscle mass gains, improved strength, fat loss, and reduced fat levels.

However, as with any new supplement, there are some questions about whether or not it is safe and effective. Therefore, this article will discuss what are Yk11’s benefits and whether it is safe to use.

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Twilight Workout Routine – Taylor Lautner Gains 30 Pounds of Muscle in a Year

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Updated slightly, here’s an oldie but a goodie from back in 200913 years later, the Twilight workout routine is still legit as ever.

Introducing Taylor Lautner and the Twilight Movies

If you are a Twilight fan, you have already seen The Twilight Saga: New Moon and you already know who Taylor Lautner is, aka Jacob Black the werewolf. And if you know about all that you know about the Twilight workout routine aka the Taylor Lautner workout routine.

I have seen the movie and I was not altogether impressed, although it was not a bad movie. I would give it a 7 out of 10, while IMDB has it at 4.5 out of 10. It is a thrilling romance/monster story for teenage girls. Almost everything about the flick is targeted at girls but I know a few bros who enjoy it and have watched it multiple times (including this author).

What I was more impressed by, is the evolution of Taylor Lautner. In nine months, this 17-year-old dude gained 30 pounds of muscle to better pull off his changing into a werewolf for New Moon. Granted, if he didn’t gain the weight the part of Jacob Black would have been recast.

Taylor Lautner Before
Taylor Lautner Before
Taylor Lautner After The Twilight Workout Routine
Taylor Lautner After

Taylor Lautner used to be a 5’10”, 140-pound fairly ripped martial artist, but now he’s a weightlifting beast. So, just how did Taylor Lautner gain 30 pounds of muscle so quickly?

He maximized his genetic potential, and you can too.

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Werewolf Training: A Weightlifting Routine to Gain Muscle

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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Gain Muscle with Werewolf Training

This training routine is designed for you to gain muscle. That’s it.

If you’ve come here to lose fat, you are better off using the Full Body Fat Loss Routine for Men or the Full Body Fat Loss Routine for Women. This routine definitely has nothing to do with fat loss.

If you came to learn how to bench 700 lbs, you are better off reading Werewolf Training for Strength Gains. Although, truth to tell, you will get significantly stronger following this program.

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Werewolf training is not designed to get you ripped or “toned” (::barfs::), or even super strong, but you will get stronger anyway. This is much more of a bodybuilding routine than anything else, but with great strength benefits.

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Can Sermorelin Therapy Enhance Mass in Bodybuilding?

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
sermorelin therapy to build muscle

People have always been attracted to achieving extraordinary strength, but it’s important to have some knowledge on the subject before proceeding on a hardcore fitness regimen. Sermorelin therapy helps in attaining and maintaining such a feat. It is a GH-RH (growth hormone-releasing hormone) with a peptide sequence of 29 amino acids which works by acting on the pituitary gland in the brain and increasing the endogenous release of HGH (human growth hormone). Nobel Laureates R.Guilleman and Andrew Schalley described the necessity of GHRH for the development and growth of the body, it has been used for both therapeutic age-related diseases and enhanced growth purposes since the 1970s. 

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7 Ways to Gain Muscle Mass on a Budget

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
Gain Muscle Mass on a Budget

Building muscle mass does not have to be difficult or expensive. If we keep our gym membership fee low (or workout from home), grocery shop smart, and make smart nutritional choices, we can minimize our budget and maximize our progress. Keep reading to discover some ways to gain muscle mass on a budget.

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5 Best Ways To Help Build Muscle After Your Workout

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Whenever you’re working out, you’re working hard. Whether your goal is fitness, bodybuilding, or simply losing a few pounds, the combination of exercise and nutrition is key to making progress. In layman’s terms, pumping iron creates tiny micro tears in your muscle fibers, which are then repaired by your body to build the muscle itself. The recovery process is just as essential as the workout itself. In fact, you technically can only build muscle AFTER your workout. That’s why you need to maximize your recovery with the right post-workout foods. Protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats all contribute positively to the recovery process. Here are a few foods and supplements to try out for your next post-workout recovery. For best results, consult with a physician or nutritionist prior to making any significant changes in your diet. Now that we got that out of the way, read on!

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What Are SARMS and Which Types Can You Choose From?

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators – the full form of SARMs. They are known to offer similar effects as anabolic steroids. The best part is that they are much safer than steroids. This is because they do not interfere with your hormones and genetic makeup but work on your muscle tissues directly. 

This is the reason why people are considering SARMs more than steroids. BCAAs or creatine are less potent than SARMs.  The good thing about them is that they are more anabolic than androgenic. As androgenic offers more side effects, hence they are not preferred. Are you getting confused? Wait don’t get confused as we have jotted down the types of SARMs so that you get a clear picture of them. 

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How Can I Steadily Improve My Lift?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Whether you are a weight lifter or weight lifting is part of your cross training regimen for your main choice of exercise, then you know just how rewarding and addictive the pursuit of growing stronger can be. If you are reading this article then that means you are thinking about or have decided that you want to start increasing your abilities in the weight room. This is a great thing to do! Lifting weights can increase your muscle mass and decrease your fat stores, which increases your metabolism and makes you healthier in general.

You can not improve your gains at a rapid pace because you might risk injury which would completely defeat the point of your goals. Instead, you should focus on steadily improving your lift over time. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

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5 Proven Hacks to Accelerate Muscle Growth

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Building muscle takes a lot of hard work and conviction, but it isn’t rocket science. Your biggest challenge will be to achieve your goals according to your personal timeline. Still, you can rely on the right workout plans and nutritional aids to speed up the muscle-building process and get the results sooner than you imagine. It does not require you to spend a fortune either. All you need to do is to stick to the right approach and make some adjustments to your workout, diet, and supplement routines. Here are some proven muscle growth hacks you can rely on.

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Top 5 Key Ways To Help Build Bigger Muscles

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

For many bodybuilders, patience, hard work, and consistency are important ingredients to obtaining successful outcomes. Their goal is always to have bigger, stronger, and better performing muscles. However, the road to attaining this goal isn’t easy. So, what are the recommended ways to help build bigger muscles? 

More often than not, people tend to forget the basics. Take a look at the following helpful tips below to choose the best strategy you can employ to achieve bigger muscles. 

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A Guide to Winning as a Mass Gainer

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

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Gaining weight can be a little complicated, especially for those who have an ectomorph body type. You see, there are three main types of bodies, each one having its own shape and propensity for weight gain as well as muscle gain capacities. Some folks are consistently winning at mass gains, whilst others are perpetually losing.

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6 Reasons You Need to Be Using BCAAs

Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Branched-chain amino acids, which are commonly referred to as BCAAs, include amino, isoleucine, valine, and leucine. Your body cannot make them out of other amino acids, which means you must ingest them via nutritious food or BCAA supplements.

BCAAs make up 40 percent of your essential amino acid requirements each day and for good reason. Amino acids are responsible for facilitating most of your bodily functions including muscle growth, digestion, and hormone production.

Ingesting enough BCAAs, via food or supplementation, leads to the following health benefits.

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What Happens If You Drink Whey Protein Without Working Out?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Protein Shake Woman

Many people are easily deluded that they can increase their muscles’ level by simply drinking whey protein without working out. Yep, the lure of protein is that strong. You would be more likely to find someone who enjoys exhausting him/herself reaching their goal. Everybody wants to have a perfect body, while only a few enjoy the idea of sweating in the gym.

Protein shakes, on the other hand, are a convenient and affordable way to the desired biceps and triceps. But you might read a review that you stumbled upon on the internet, and it turns out that those shakes have a lot of downsides. So, let’s check out what happens when you drink protein shakes without sweating in the gym.

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Realistic Ways to Gain and Define Muscle

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Everyone has a different body type, but very few people have well developed biceps, chisels thighs, tight glutes, and rock-hard abs without putting in at least a bit of work. Having great genetics absolutely helps if you want to become more muscular, but it truly doesn’t matter what body type you have if you are determined enough. Be realistic about just how ‘swole’ you want to become, but more importantly be patient with yourself. Gaining muscle is much like losing fat – major changes are not noticeable overnight. So, take things day by day, step by step, and discover these realistic ways to gain and develop muscle mass.

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5 Ways to Start Building Up Your Body Mass

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
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Incorporating more muscle training into your life can be beneficial, and there are numerous reasons you might want to build up your body mass. While it may be a great goal to have, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. Learning how to balance your diet and exercise plans with the correct supplement intake is crucial for safe and successful mass building. Here are five steps you can take to begin building your body mass in the most effective way.

1. Set Goals

Building up your muscular strength and size is a process. While it can be good to jump right in and get started, it is also vital that you take some time to set goals. Not only can goals give you a way to track your progress, but they can also help you to keep things in perspective. You shouldn’t expect instant results, but you should also be able to enjoy the progress you’re making along the way. Goals help you to keep centered on the end results you want while still being able to identify improvement as it happens.

2. Plan Your Diet

Building up your body mass can require some changes in your eating habits. Incorporating a healthy amount of protein can be one of the most important things you can do. While it’s important not to overdo it, protein can act as the building blocks for your muscles and getting enough of it can make a notable difference in the results you get from working out. You may also need to eat more than you have been normally in order to give your body the nutrients it needs to power you through your workouts and recoveries. 

3. Create a Workout Routine

It can be a well-known fact that weightlifting is generally the exercise of choice for individuals interested in building up mass, but there can be a lot of different elements of a good muscle building workout to consider. You should plan a workout that pushes you to be stronger and capable of lifting more. The number of times you repeat a movement and the amount of weight involved should be designed to push you to new levels of strength without causing injury. Keep in mind that recovery time can be just as important as the workout itself and that overdoing it during training can cause more harm than good to your muscles and joints.

4. Consider Using Supplements

While not meant to be used in place of exercise and good nutrition, supplements can be one more tool for you to use in your journey towards increased strength and toning. Depending on your personal level of health, there are different options for supplements that can be better suited for you. Protein supplements, as well as vitamins and minerals, can all be worthwhile considerations. You should always make sure that any supplements you use are safe and that you only consume them in healthy amounts. 

5. Do Personalized Research

The most successful mass building plans should be catered to fit you as an individual. You can do further research into the different aspects of mass building online. There can be a lot of good information available such as this 30 Day guide to mass building. The more knowledge you are equipped with going in, the better prepared you can be to succeed at meeting your goals.

Reaching Your Preferred Mass

Like any worthwhile goal, building up muscle mass can require commitment. While it takes dedication of both time and energy, you should find that reaching your preferred level of muscle mass is a great reward that can make it more than worth the work. By using the steps above and balancing the different aspects involved with healthy body mass increase you should find that you are on the track to success. 

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8 Tips on How To Build Your Muscle

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

build muscleMost people who exercise do so for two main reasons – to lose weight or to build muscle. Sometimes these can be done concurrently. In order to lose weight people do cardio exercises which help in shedding the fat. They also focus on burning more calories than they are consuming. Building muscle is a bit more complicated because it requires eating and exercising in the right way. A lot of lean men and women fail to build muscle because they think it is as simple as lifting some weights and waiting for the results. Building muscle takes hard work, consistency, and most of all knowledge on how exactly you can pack on the muscles.

So here are 8 tips to get you started on your bulking journey.

1. Eat Enough

As you work on increasing the size of your muscles you must provide your body with enough food to support this growth. It is important to consume enough calories to ensure that you are taking in more calories than you are burning. A calorie deficiency leads to weight loss so aim for the opposite. Taking in more calories leads to weight gain and when coupled with weight-training this will result in muscle growth. (more…)

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