Protein is NOT the Best Food to Build Muscle

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By , November 29, 2014 7:43 pm

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Today, I’m going to write a little about the 2nd myth: that eating high amounts of fats or carbs (as opposed to eating high protein) is going to make you look like a little ball of lard (fat). Let me make one point really clear, if your goal is to gain muscle weight and build muscle mass, eating low amounts of fats or carbs IS NOT the way to go!

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In my previous article, “Why You Don’t Need Protein To Gain Muscle? I wrote about 1 of the 3 incorrect beliefs that everyone has of protein, thinking that you must eat massive amounts to gain weight and build muscle mass.

I spoke about why it is NOT true that protein is what makes up most of the muscle weight on your body.

Today, I’m going to write a little about the 2nd myth: that eating high amounts of fats or carbs (as opposed to eating high protein) is going to make you look like a little ball of lard (fat).

Let me make one point really clear, if your goal is to gain muscle weight and build muscle mass, eating low amounts of fats or carbs IS NOT the way to go!

There are many that are under the impression that you can gain muscle WITHOUT gaining fat by eating a high protein, low to moderate fat or low to moderate carb diet.

Well, I’m here to tell you that it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Back in the 70’s and 80’s everyone was on the “low fat” kick.

People thought that you had to avoid fats at all costs, even if you were trying to gain muscle weight.

That’s when all of these “low” or “no fat” products hit the markets, capitalizing on the latest fad.

Then, all of a sudden, out of no where, with the re-publication of the Atkins Diet book, in the 90’s, and even now, everyone completely made a turn-around and began to make carbs ENEMY #1.

Now, it was all fine and dandy to eat fats and high protein, “ohhhh, but stay away from those carbs”. Man, are we gullible!

What’s down-right funny is the fact that whether people were following a low fat diet or low carb diet, everyone still wasn’t looking any better.

People still weren’t reaching their muscle building / weight gaining goals!

Well, to get right to the point of this matter (since I could write about this for pages and pages), regardless of how you divide your calories, high fat, low fat, high protein, low protein, high carb, low carb, etc., you are NOT going to gain one ounce of muscle weight if you don’t eat enough overall calories?period!!!!!

You can stuff protein gram after protein gram down your throat, but if you don’t give your body enough calories, you aren’t going to gain weight.

Vice-versa, you can go on the lowest carb or fat diet around, but if you are still eating MORE calories than what your body uses per day, you aren’t going to burn fat.

Your body responds to CALORIES.

Food, regardless of what type, is digested in the stomach, gets converted into a form of ENERGY, gets sent to the bloodstream, gets transferred to the different tissues and organs, where it is then used how your body best sees fit.

It isn’t the fact that you are eating carbs or eating fats that make people overweight, it’s the fact that they are eating too many calories, either per day or per sitting!!!!!

If you want to gain weight, you cannot go on a low fat or carb diet.

I repeat, you CANNOT. Your body needs those calories. It is impossible to get enough calories from just protein to build muscle.

Also, it is carbs that gets converted into glucose, which is the ONLY thing that your muscles can use to provide energy to a muscle when it is working out, and is the only substance in the body that pushes water and other nutrients into a muscle, which adds to the volume, size, and weight of a muscle?.NOT protein!

It is fats that your body uses to line the muscle cells and creates the hormones that help build muscle mass, like testosterone?not protein! In my next article I’ll write about the 3rd protein myth that’s being spread.

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Basics Of Bodybuilding

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Bodybuilding is a sport of building muscle. Bigger and stronger is the name of the game. One of the great things about bodybuilding is that you can achieve great results with only very basic equipment and a few hours of training three to four times per week.

The key to building bigger and stronger muscles is to keep progressively adding more and more weight over time. Building bigger muscles is about consistent regular training, eating properly, getting plenty of rest, and…

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Bodybuilding is a sport of building muscle. Bigger and stronger is the name of the game. One of the great things about bodybuilding is that you can achieve great results with only very basic equipment and a few hours of training three to four times per week.

The key to building bigger and stronger muscles is to keep progressively adding more and more weight over time. Building bigger muscles is about consistent regular training, eating properly, getting plenty of rest, and lots of weight at low repetitions.

As a starting any new exercise program, is important a first check with your physician before starting a bodybuilding program. In the beginning is important that you start slow and learn proper technique. Time and time again professional body builders have said that technique is one of most important aspects of getting a good workout. It might be helpful to schedule a session with a professional trainer in the beginning so you start on the right track. If this is not an option for you there are various instructional books on the subject of bodybuilding. Above all take the time to learn proper technique.

Lifting heavy weight damages muscle fibers. It is only when the muscles repair themselves that they grow larger and stronger. For this reason it is very important that each muscle group is given plenty of rest following each workout. This is why most body builders alternate muscle groups. For example, you might work on your back on Monday, your legs on Tuesday, your chest on Wednesday, and your arms on Friday. Most successful body builders will recommend that you not work a particular muscle group more than twice per week.

The question may come up of whether it is best to use weight machines or free weights. The general consensus is that free weights are your best option for increasing muscle mass. Machines are typically used for isolating muscles and this is something that only professional body builders need to do before contest.

The following are some basic exercises for the major muscle groups.

Chest

1. Flat Bench Press
2. Dips
3. Incline Bench Press

Legs

1. Squats
2. Straight Leg Dead Lifts
3. Leg Press

Back

1. Pull ups
2. Barbell Rows
3. Deadlifts

Biceps

1. Curls
2. Incline curls

Triceps

1. Lying Tricep Extensions
2. Close Grip Bench Press

Shoulders

1. Military Press.

Remember to increase muscle size you will need to progressively increase poundage. Be patient. Overworking your muscles can actually have adverse effects. If you maintain a consistent regular workout routine coupled with proper nutrition and rest you will begin to see results in no time. Keep in mind it is common to see more obvious results initially and in overtime your gains will seem less apparent. This is because your body becomes used to your work out routine and in a sense knows what to expect. It is helpful to keep your body guessing by changing your workout routine on a regular basis.

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Know Your Muscles – The Mid-Section

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Training specific body parts can only truly be effective if you recognize and understand the role of the individual muscles. This article examines the muscles that make up the mid-section.

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Becoming familiar with the muscles that make up your body has more benefits than simply allowing you to talk shop with your training partners. The more familiar you are with the muscles you’re working, the better you’ll be able to judge what’s needed to make improvements. In this article we’ll get to know the muscles that make up the mid-section.

The core muscles of the mid-section do much to stabilize and support the torso so it’s well worth spending time to train this area properly. The main muscles of the mid-section are as follows:

1. Rectus abdominis – this is a large flat muscle wall that covers most of the front mid-section from the lower chest to the pubic bone. Above the navel it consists of three pairs of rectangular sections stacked on top of each other and is better known as the six pack.

2. Obliquus abdominis – this muscle runs diagonally along the side of the mid-section from the lower ribcage to the pubic area. There are two muscles on each side, with internal obliques lying underneath the external obliques. The obliques help your torso to flex to the side, twist at the waist and help in bending the torso forwards.

3. Transversus abdominis – this is the deepest of the abdominal muscles and consists of a thin strip that runs horizontally across the abdomen. This muscle helps keep the internal organs in place, forces out the breath and stabilizes the spine.

4. Erector spinae – this large muscle group runs along the side of the lower spine. Consisting of a pair, the erector spinae keeps the spine erect and helps twisting at the waist.

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