Weight Gain Powder

Weight gain powders are comprised of improper protein and carbohydrate ratios, thus can cause significant body fat accumulation, which ruins appearance and can damage long term health. You will add some strength and muscle mass as a result of extra calories that weight gain powders provide (which is just as easily achieved through juice and milk!), but the negative suffered through weight gain powder usage (body fat increase) far outweighs the benefit (muscle mass).

In addition, weight gain powders can contain potential cancer causing ingredients, no different than many protein powders, and far better choices exist for consuming sufficient calories to gain muscle mass without causing your body fat to quickly rise, or risking long term health damage.

You need to embrace proper ratios of carbohydrates and protein in order to produce quality muscle weight gain (which is the goal), while controlling body fat levels; caloric cycling, calorie division, and meal timing are also very important muscle weight gain principles, and all contribute to quality muscle mass improvements.

Weight training, of course, needs to also follow an effective blueprint, and concepts such as cycling of reps, sets, and rest periods, exercise selection, rep speed, and proper grips work together in molding a fantastic body (and producing desired muscle weight gain without a quick increase in body fat).

Believe me, you want to avoid gaining significant body fat during the muscle building process, and in my MuscleNOW bodybuilding program, I offer you suggestions for creating your own weight gain shakes that will allow you to build significant muscle mass, while controlling body fat, without the health risks that accompany weight gain powder usage.

Remember, muscle mass results from an effective weight training workout plan and bodybuilding diet routine, with no supposed band-aid (such as weight gain powder) serving as a valid substitute. I have achieved tremendous results (over 60 lbs of muscle mass gained) through food + exercise alone; when done correctly, the urge for bodybuilding supplements disappears, and I am teaching men and women around the world exactly how to build muscle mass naturally through my MuscleNOW bodybuilding program.

High Fat Diet Plan

Carbohydrates (carbs) are the body’s preferred energy source during high intensity (anaerobic) training (such as weight lifting), and when carbs are low, the body not only reduces its ability to generate sufficient intensity for high output activities, but also experiences a significant energy decline. When you consume carbohydrates at adequate levels, the body not only stores these carbohydrates in muscle tissue which, along with the accompanying water, provides for a pumping effect (thus larger muscles), but also enhances strength during your weight training sessions. What does greater strength equal? More overload during your workouts, and consequently, an improved level of muscle mass.

Dietary fat, in the absence of carbohydrates, is used as an energy source, but never with the efficiency of carbohydrate consumption. In fact, to steer the body towards dietary fat as a primary energy source, you need to reduce carbohydrates dramatically, and thus the diet becomes predominantly fat and protein, with very little carbohydrates to provide the advantages I mentioned earlier. Therefore, you achieve no carbohydrate loading in muscle tissue (and thus both strength and energy decline), no pumping of muscle tissue (smaller muscles), a reduction in metabolism (which occurs when carbohydrates are absent), and a greatly increased chance for physical ailments as you age if using saturated fat food sources as a large part of each day’s meal plan.

Believe me, high fat, low carbohydrate diet plans are not only ineffective at building muscle mass, but also extremely dangerous in the long run, and such an eating strategy can actually destroy metabolism, forcing an individual to consume very small amounts of food in order to maintain a healthy body weight (which is one of the most important reasons to never consider such a strategy!). Much of the yo-yo dieting that occurs is due to experimentation with diet techniques that rob the body of needed carbohydrates, therefore slowing metabolism and increasing the chance for quick weight regain.

A diet focused on proper carbohydrate, protein and fat ratios (which differ depending on the meal) provides the body with a perfect blend of nutrients to consistently build muscle mass, and allows for maximum weight training performance. If your goal is to achieve the best muscle mass gains possible, then keep in mind that you will experience disastrous energy levels and a reduction in both strength and muscle size by following the high fat diet routine.

Remember, a potent bodybuilding diet and weight training workout plan leads to dramatic increases in muscle mass, and no radical philosophy (such as the high fat diet plan) will provide positive results (evidenced by the millions who glide from one fad diet to the next). I have achieved tremendous success (over 60 lbs of muscle mass gained), and am now teaching men and women around the world exactly how to gain muscle mass without supplements by using my MuscleNOW bodybuilding program.

High Intensity Training (HIT) – Heavy Duty

Those who have tried the HIT (Heavy Duty) weight training method will note strength improvements, but experience relatively disappointing muscle mass gains, a fact which perplexes many. Certain programs offer excessive volume, while others focus on insufficient workload (like HIT), and both are counterproductive to building muscle mass. The proper cycle of sets, reps, rest periods, and grips are necessary to not only consistently add muscle mass, but also to avoid overtraining, and HIT, by design, does not provide sufficient overload or intensity (even though, by name, the concept implies pure intensity) to stimulate consistent muscle growth. In fact, the only lifter HIT (Heavy Duty) workout techniques will benefit is one who is either a novice to weight training or who is returning from an extended vacation (and thus is unaccustomed to stress, and will soon plateau with HIT), or an advanced lifter who is overtrained (and benefits from a reduction in stress, but who also soon experiences a dreaded muscle mass plateau).

For both the beginner (or one who returns from an extended vacation) and overtrained athlete, HIT will only provide results for a limited time, and then muscular progress quickly tapers off. Insufficient volume and improper rep speed are the two main reasons why HIT (Heavy Duty) is one of the most ineffective muscle building techniques currently available, yet low volume weight training routines do tend to enhance strength, which offers bodybuilders false hope that they will also soon build muscle mass.

Contrary to popular belief, the two goals (strength and muscle mass) do not directly correlate, and are achieved using different weight training methods. Routines focusing on excessive volume must be avoided, but a lack of sufficient overload is an equally sizable roadblock to building muscle mass (evidenced by the disappointing muscle gains that result from the Heavy Duty approach). A constantly changing number of sets is best, but only when cycled properly, and combined with proper grips, rest periods, and rep speed. Also, a potent bodybuilding diet plan is just as important as proper weight training principles, and is one of the main reasons why so few build significant muscle mass despite consistent effort in the gym.

Remember, whether you wish to produce small or significant improvements in muscle mass, the principles are identical. I have achieved tremendous success (over 60 lbs of muscle mass gained), and am teaching men and women around the world how to build muscle mass naturally and tone their body through my MuscleNOW bodybuilding program, without supplements or steroids.