43 minutes ago
ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE?
Gaining a tonne of muscle
Just the other day I was asked “how can I put on as much weight as quickly as possible”
The issue here is you’re focussing on one mode of progression with total disregard to what’s really important
When you try and speed the process up this is where you run into problems
Fat accumulates too quickly, you lose sight of the long term goal and find yourself spinning your wheels
When the goal is gaining muscle, you MUST be patient. No patience and the process is completed wrong and becomes very painful as you never achieve your desired physique
You should only increase food when you warrant it, this is when weight stops increasing. When this happens a subtle change of increasing calories by 100 per day is all you need to do by bumping up carbs or a combination of carbs and fat
Instead of thinking how quickly you need to do something, think what do I need to do to achieve something?
1️⃣ Create a calorie surplus of 200-400 calories (weight in pounds x 16)
2️⃣ Beat your logbook with perfect form
3️⃣ Get at least 7 hours sleep
4️⃣ You know you’re doing right when your weight increases by 1kg per month
5️⃣ Only increase food when you warrant it
6️⃣ Manage fatigue (control stress, take deloads, don’t go too hard too early)
Are you currently trying to gain muscle?