Muscle Milk is the new supplement everybody is raving about. It’s unlikely you’ll find a single bodybuilding forum, or website, which isn’t abuzz with it. In this article I will explain what it is, if it’s safe and whether or not Muscle Milk is good or bad for you.
Whenever anybody yells: “Show us your muscles!” it’s always the biceps they want to see, isn’t it? Every single time. It’s almost expected. I dare say they’d be disappointed if you actually hit another pose other than the biceps.
From the outset, the idea of ‘bulking up’ would seem no more complex than eating everything in sight; the more the merrier, in fact. The error in this is, it’s not how much you eat per se, but how much calories the food contains that you eat – plus, there are other factors which I’ll explore in more detail in …
So, you want mass, huh? Big, tree-trunk legs, thick arms, a chest bigger than your girls’, buns of steel… the whole kit and caboodle… but… you don’t know how to go about it or where to find the routine?
I get asked this question a lot. In fact, it’s perhaps one of the most common questions, and, like anything else in bodybuilding, is subject to much fanfare, conflicting opinions and debate.
Bodybuilding is such an exciting sport, and its participants so keen to learn the latest news, gossip, tips and tricks and reviews on the hottest new products, that I sometimes think we make perfect fodder for the muscle mag industry.
The difference between cardio and building muscle is like night and day – meaning you need to understand what your actual goal is. Are you looking for a little tone, more endurance and stamina or do you wish to look good with larger muscles?
There is an ideal amount of reps you should carry out per set when bodybuilding depending on what your goals are. For example the vast majority begin building muscle for size and simply aesthetic reasons – to look better.
When you utilize your muscles during a heavy workout, they are depleted of their glycogen – which is what provides the energy to perform exercise to begin with. Having adequate glycogen stores at all times is also important for promoting muscle growth, repair and recovery.
It will happen – at some point during your bodybuilding ‘career’ shall we say, you will hit plateaus, and some are easier to beat than others. Usually a lack of food is to blame and one can often simply eat more calories per day and get right back on track making more strength and size gains. Other times it’s not …