What’s the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.
Working out your calorie and protein targets is relatively easy. Any free online calculator can do that for you.
Actually hitting those targets? Not so much.
That’s where this article comes in, covering four ways to hit your calorie and protein targets every day, without fail.
Two of these strategies will apply to you if you have the time to pre-track your food.
The last two will have you covered if you need to track on the fly.
Therefore, whichever your experience, you’ll find something of value in this article and, most importantly, you’ll be able to apply it to your own circumstances straight away.
Let’s dig in.
I want people to realize bodybuilders are athletes. We have a very meticulous philosophy on how we are able to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously.
Bulking is the process of building new muscle mass through a combination of training and nutrition. It’s empowering and rewarding, but it can be daunting if you’ve never done it before.
In order to arm you with the knowledge you need to approach a bulking, or muscle-building, phase successfully, this article is going to address the following questions:
To make the most of a bulking phase, I recommend you start with this article and run a Kickstart Phase.
When you’re done, come back to this bulking guide and keep reading.
It’s time to put some muscle on.
Every project is an opportunity to learn, to figure out problems and challenges, to invent and reinvent.
So, you’re on board with the idea of tracking your calories and macros to gain muscle and lose fat.
You read my “Macros 101” article and learnt how to set your nutritional targets.
You started tracking and saw some good results.
But then, a few weeks in, you think you’ve hit a plateau.
And now you’re wondering, “Do I need to change anything?”
To be honest with you, tweaking a client’s macros or calories is usually my last port of call.
Often, a much more effective solution is to review your approach to tracking. After all, you haven’t been doing it for that long, so you may have yet to master some tips and tricks to make this system truly work for you.
In this article, I’m going to share five tracking hacks that always help my clients overcome their first plateau.
If you’re ready to master tracking, keep reading.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
If you’re relatively new to the pursuit of a leaner and stronger physique, you may be asking yourself: “Should I cut or bulk?”
Indeed, it’s a question I get a lot during clients’ initial consultations.
To start, let’s get our terms straight. A “cut” is a fat loss phase, focused on body fat reduction. A “bulk” is a muscle-building phase, focused on an increase in muscle mass.
So, which one should you do first?
My answer to these newbie clients is: Neither.
If you’ve never done a properly structured bulk or cut, you may not have the skills to get the most from either just yet. Imagine if your primary school teacher asked you to write a novel before you learnt the alphabet. Would you have been able to do it?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.
All aspects of training and nutrition require knowledge and skill, so you need practice.
That’s why, before you cut or bulk, you need the Kickstart Phase, an initial stage that I guide all of my newbie clients through in order to boost their future results.
In this article, I’ll take you through the answers to these questions:
Let’s kick things off with:
Without data you’re just another person with an opinion.
In the third and final instalment of this multi-part series on bodyweight data and dieting, I’m going to tackle the following topic: How do you make adjustments to a muscle gain phase based on your bodyweight?
Before we dive into this subject, I want to point out that the most important component in a muscle gain phase is your training, not your diet.
Your diet can only help you gain muscle if you’re giving your body the necessary stimulus to grow muscle, a stimulus that only training can offer.
If you eat in a caloric surplus, but you don’t train, you can eat all the protein you want… but the only mass you’ll be putting on, sadly, will be fat.
So, before you read the rest of this article, make sure you have a solid training program, and that you’re consistent with it.
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