What are hard gainers? They are individuals with a slim body type who find it hard to gain weight and muscle mass. There are so many hard gainers out there who have given up their pursuit of building a muscular, bulky body because they believe it is impossible for them. This, however, is not true.
While many nutrients play a vital role in optimising and promoting muscle growth, one nutrient stands above all others in stature and importance: Protein. But, with so many foods to choose from, how will we ever know which sources of protein are the best?
Some people try and build serious muscle mass with very few carbohydrates; some try it with very few fats. I’m yet to come across anyone who tried building serious muscle mass without hardly any protein. Protein is the only nutrient which provides nitrogen, and it’s the only nutrient capable of building muscle.
The key components for building muscle are training, diet and rest. Contrary to what some may think, you do not need to purchase anything other than foods which contain protein, carbohydrates and fats.
I’ve trained for years, and although I wouldn’t say ‘I love it’ – that’s a bit strong – I will go so far as saying I thoroughly enjoy it, and my life is far better with my training, than without it. It’s improved my quality of life on so many levels and I simply can’t imagine a time when I …
Ensuring you fuel your body as well as possible before a workout is the key to getting the best workout you can. If you don’t fuel yourself properly, how can you ever hope to work your muscles as thoroughly as needed for optimal growth?
One of the biggest worries men have when they get older aside from greying, balding, or growing a forest out of their nose and ears is the dreaded man boobs, or ‘moobs’ as they are known.
During your search for bodybuilding knowledge, you’ll likely have heard many times before how important protein is in building muscle. While many refer to getting enough protein, you may also have come across the term ‘keeping a positive nitrogen balance’ in relation to protein intake, and wondered what it all meant.
When looking to add more muscle you need to be aware that you have to eat ever increasing amounts of calories (or portions, if you like). That means more of everything; particularly protein.
I believe the name of our good sport says it all – it’s ‘body building’, and it pretty much leaves nothing open to interpretation. The aim of the game is to build as much muscle mass (in proportion, of course) as we can.