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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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Your Real Protein Needs – with Eric Helms and Greg O'Gallagher

By Radu Antoniu | October 20, 2015 | 14 Comments

At the end of the interview we did on muscle growth, Eric mentioned that he sometimes has his clients reduce their protein intake. Greg has also reduced his protein intake lately so he was curious to learn Eric’s opinion on what the optimum protein intake is. Their discussion was so useful, I had to post it as a…

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Your True Natural Muscle Building Potential with Eric Helms

By Radu Antoniu | October 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

As we were talking about training for muscle growth Eric mentioned how slow muscle growth gets for advanced lifters. From that point the discussion naturally transitioned into talking about what your natural genetic potential for muscle growth is. Eric studied this subject extensively, wrote about it, and talked about it in several videos. In this video he…

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The Formula for Muscle Growth with Eric Helms

By Radu Antoniu | October 19, 2015 | 13 Comments

I’ve been a fan of Eric’s work for a long time and it was an absolute joy to finally have the chance to talk with him! Greg also joined us for this talk which made it twice as good! Here were my questions: 1:23 – Is there a default setup of intensity, volume and frequency that naturally…

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Protein Timing for Muscle Growth | Does it Matter?

By Radu Antoniu | October 17, 2015 | 12 Comments

Is eating before your workout important? Do you need to eat immediately after working out? The most extensive and conclusive information on nutrient timing I ever found was these two meta-analyses by Alan Aragon and Brad Schoenfeld: The effect of protein timing on muscle strength and hypertrophy: a meta-analysis Nutrient timing revisited: is there a post-exercise…

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How to Track Progress when Lean Bulking

By Radu Antoniu | October 3, 2015 | 16 Comments

I want this video and article to help you avoid making the mistakes I did when lean bulking. We’re going to talk about: How much weight should you gain per month depending on your training status. And why gaining strength without weight may be a good thing sometimes How to track your weight accurately How do you…

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Carb Cycling for Fat Loss – Better or Wasted Effort ?

By Radu Antoniu | September 4, 2015 | 60 Comments

So I got a question a few weeks ago about carb cycling for fat loss and I decided to address this subject now. My short answer is this: I believe carb cycling is unnecessary. It doesn’t lead to better fat loss or improved training performance while cutting. I think you’d do much better if you eat…

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