Gaining weight, and more importantly, muscle mass is dependent on eating more calories than you burn. This calorie surplus coupled with a strength training routine is what leads to lean (muscle rather than fat) weight gain. Unfortunately, increasing your calorie intake is not as easy as eating everything in sight.
A calorie surplus is a state in which you consume more calories than you burn leading to weight gain in the form of muscle or body fat. While a calorie surplus is required to gain weight, simply eating more only leads to unsightly body fat. To gain muscle, you must
A Calorie is a unit of energy used to track food intake and exercise. Calories taken in from food is the body’s source of fuel and provides it with the building blocks it needs to make new tissues and repair damaged ones. Calories can come from a wide variety of
A hard gainer is a skinny person (usually male) that has an extra hard time gaining any sort of weight. It seems as though they eat and eat only to find that their weight stays the same. Hard gainers are still human and because of that, gaining weight requires the
Gaining weight, muscle and strength doesn’t have to be a complicated process. You can be successful by combining an appropriate amount of calories with a solid strength training program. Since complaining about genetics will only lead to failure, a much more efficient use of your time is to simply eat
Those looking to gain weight are told over and over again to eat all foods, all the time. If you aren’t eating you aren’t gaining, right? This is true, but if you take this advice, you’re much more likely to get fat and unhealthy rather than muscular and in shape.
Gaining weight is a two step process: 1) eat more and, 2) exercise more. When you start eating and exercising more, your body will use the extra energy to build muscle. Combining both steps is essential as simply eating more will only lead to fat rather than muscle gain. 1.
In Part 1 of Protein Supplements, we discussed the role of protein in the body, the difference between complete and incomplete proteins and how different types of protein supplements can affect you and your workout routine. Here we’ll go over when you should use supplements for gaining versus losing weight,
Whether you’re trying to gain weight, lose weight or simply stay where you’re at, you need to control your calorie intake. Gaining weight requires that you eat more calories than you burn while losing weight requires the opposite. Your calorie balance (difference between what you eat and what you burn)
Energy balance is the basis of weight management. Do you want to lose weight, put on a few pounds or stay right where you’re at? Whichever scenario you are in, energy balance will get you there. Energy balance is simply the amount of calories you eat versus the amount of