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Nutrition for Building Muscle

Training is the stimulus for muscle growth but nutrition is what provides the necessary nutrients for that to happen. It’s pretty simple. You have to eat enough to gain weight slowly and make sure you eat about 1g of protein per pounds of bodyweight per day.

 

In this section, we've compiled videos, articles and other resources for you to learn how to set and adjust your nutrition for muscle growth.

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From Average to Greek God – Step by Step Transformation

By Radu Antoniu | April 15, 2016 | 40 Comments

Links mentioned in the video:  The Greek God Program The Path to your Goal Physique  Depending on your current physique, you’ll need to take different steps to reach your goal. If you start from a high body fat percentage, your first move will obviously be to cut. If you start from a very skinny physique,…

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How to Lifestyle Lean Bulk

By Radu Antoniu | January 6, 2016 | 24 Comments

My opinion is that in the lifting world you have two categories of people: Those that always found it easy to gain weight and muscle but had a hard time getting lean Those that always found it easy to get lean and stay lean but had a hard time gaining muscle The category you find…

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How to Track Macros without being Obsessive

By Radu Antoniu | November 20, 2015 | 42 Comments

I talked about this before but I think it’s worth repeating. The way you make tracking macros easy and enjoyable is by having a diet structure. A plan you eat by every day. I have two diet structures, one for cutting and one for bulking. They are very similar: The main reason people get burned…

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Can't Eat Enough to Gain Weight? Read this

By Radu Antoniu | October 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

The information part starts at 1:57 I get asked fairly often what should you do if you find it difficult to eat enough food to gain weight. The simple solution is this: Change the foods you eat. You need to start choosing foods that are less satiating so you can eat the same quantity but…

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Too Slim to Diet, Too Fat to Bulk

By Radu Antoniu | October 29, 2015 | 12 Comments

My philosophy for building a great physique is that you should first lean down to around 9-10% body fat then gain size slowly until you hit 14-15% body fat. You cycle your cuts and bulks in this body fat range until you reach the level of muscle development you’re happy with. This way you never…

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When to Stop Lean Bulking

By Radu Antoniu | October 27, 2015 | 16 Comments

Someone asked me the other day when should you stop lean bulking. The complete answer is this: At all times in your muscle building journey you should stay below 15% body fat. So you would need to stop bulking when you are around 12-15% body fat. There are several reasons you don’t want to bulk above 15% body…

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