7 Most Underrated yet Essential Muscle Building Principles

7 Most Underrated yet Essential Muscle Building Principles

Often times, unsatisfied gym goers search desperately for that magic workout, that magic supplement which they believe will give them immense amount of muscles within a short period. Muscle building doesn’t work that way, unless you take steroids. What you may not realize is that sometimes, you already know the principles of muscle building, just that you do not see the importance of it, and as such have neglected them. What this article will do is to shed light on 7 principles which are essential for your muscle growth and which you have most probably neglected. Muscle Building Principle #1: Your Calorie Intake Must Exceed Calorie Expenditure Yes, I’m sure you know this already. But do you know what’s your daily calorie needs? Do you know how many more calories you need to consume for muscle growth? Do you know that without a calorie excess, whatever you do will NOT lead to muscle growth? Finally, there are tons of skinny guys out there who THINK that they eat enough, and leave it as that. They are either in self-denial, or unwilling to take action because eating a lot is tough. Note though, that supplements like weight gainers are NOT the solution, unless you want a bigger tummy. Calculate your calorie needs, eat 5- 6 meals, and eat clean. Muscle Building Principle #2: Consume Good Calories Not all calories are created equal. There are empty calories, unhealthy calories, and basically crap that you should avoid. The 3 main groups of macronutrients you should consume are: a. High quality protein Protein is the macronutrient your body use to repair muscle tissues and build...
Taylor Lautner’s Hardgainer Workout Secrets

Taylor Lautner’s Hardgainer Workout Secrets

If you don’t know who Taylor Lautner is, he is a Hollywood actor who rose to prominence in the movie Twilight for his lean and ripped body. In fact, if you watched the movie (waste of time I admit), you probably won’t believe that he was just a skinny kid 9 months ago! Within these 9 months, he managed to bulk up and gained 30lbs of muscles! What are his hardgainer workout secrets? Hardgainer Workout Secret 1 – Nutrition “The hardest thing for me was the eating. At one point I had to shove as much food in my body as possible to pack on calories. My trainer wanted me to do six meals a day and not go two hours without eating. If I would cheat on eating one day, I could tell, I’d drop a few pounds,”                                                                       – Taylor Lautner That’s how important eating is. Without proper nutrition, no hardgainer workout is going to get you results. You can start with how to gain weight for ectomorphs. Hardgainer Workout Secret 2 – Workout Principles These are the principles behind Taylor Lautner’s workout routine. 1. Progressive overload and above threshold To grow large, your body needs to become comfortable with heavy loads. “That’s why I had Taylor ‘taste’ a much heavier weight.                                          – Leonard...