Nutrition When Building Muscle

So to build muscle it’s just a matter of lifting weights right? Wrong.  If you just lift weights but do nothing to change your diet you will see very limited results.  Now nutrition doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Somewhere between macros and busting out a calculator you may have seen some very complicated formulasContinue reading “Nutrition When Building Muscle”

How To Build Muscle

Building muscle is not an allusive and unattainable thing.  The biggest reason why some find it hard to build muscle is two-fold.  Two of the most common mistakes I see is that someone quits after only a couple weeks because they don’t see much change.   And second there is no change in diet. First off,Continue reading “How To Build Muscle”

How To Start Building Muscle

Building muscle isn’t rocket science, it doesn’t have to have crazy formulas or impossible plans.  It takes working out and eating right.  To maximize your weight gaining workouts.  Split your muscle groups up into different days.  Example Chest and Triceps on Monday, Back and Biceps on Tuesday, Rest on Wednesday, Shoulders on Thursday, and LegsContinue reading “How To Start Building Muscle”

Can Building Muscle Help Lose Weight?

Can building muscle help you lose weight? Absolutely.  For every 10 pounds of fat you burn 500 more calories each day.  Added up over a week you have burned 3500 extra calories.  This puts your body in a deficit.  Which leads to you losing one pound per week. Now as you begin to gain muscleContinue reading “Can Building Muscle Help Lose Weight?”

Kitchen > Gym

Workouts are important.  As you build muscle you are naturally going to burn more calories. You can’t bulk and gain muscle by eating chips and pizza.  You’ve got to eat for your muscles.  They need good clean and wholesome food, rich in natural carbohydrates and protein, and yes even a little fat from natural andContinue reading “Kitchen > Gym”

Beat the Excuses

Mondays can wear you out.  I know they get to me sometimes.  But you have to work through it.  Monday sets the tone for your week, so whatever it takes, and however tired you are get to the gym.  If you have to miss a day miss Tuesday or Wednesday but don’t miss Monday, becauseContinue reading “Beat the Excuses”

Abs Are Truly Made in the Kitchen

Eating right is the hardest part of staying on top of your fitness goals.  But healthy doesn’t have to be gross, and it’s really a matter of getting your mind around the fact that eating out, and what “appears” to taste good, is not good.  A new meal my wife got me hooked on is simmeringContinue reading “Abs Are Truly Made in the Kitchen”