When it comes to building muscle it can be frustrating when you don’t see the results you want. But why is it so hard to put on lean muscle mass? After all, you are faithful to get to the gym, to exercise, and work your ass off, but still your results are just sub par. What are you missing? Or should you just give up?
Well it’s probably something you are doing outside the gym that is affecting your gains. So what is it?
It’s your nutrition. I know you might ask what that has to do with building muscle, but it has everything. This was something I completely missed when I first started out on my workout journey. I lifted consistently and saw little to no mass gains. I wanted to transform from skinny to buff, but all I got was skinny to a little less skinny.
When you are trying to put on muscle mass you’ve got to be eating for it. Your muscles can’t grow from nothing. They have to have something to feed off of in order to grow.
If you already struggle with keeping weight on, then the addition of lifting to this is going to add quite a few extra calories that you will need to pack in. While the range varies according to your age, height, current weight and activity level, typically it ranges between 3,200 and 4,000 in order to gain weight. And you want to aim to gain weight while you are lifting and lifting hard.
So before you throw in the towel and get frustrated with your results, make sure you get your nutrition on point. It’s not hopeless. Check out our free video course on how to start getting buff.