Muscle Building Nutrition Tips

The late “Iron Guru,” Vince Gironda once said that 80% of building muscle is nutrition. While I don’t agree with that exact percentage, I will say that what you eat is just as important as how you train, if not more so, when you are trying to gain muscle fast. Sadly, the importance of muscle building nutrition is overlooked by the large majority of skinny guys who spend their lives in the gym but never seem to get anywhere.

Many of those that get it often complain that they can’t eat enough or that they aren’t hungry. Other skinny guys come to the gym and tell me that they are eating a ton and wonder why they can’t gain weight. When we sit down and add it up it turns out that they are only eating slightly more than 2500 calories a day. And that just aint gonna cut it.

Here a few quick muscle building nutrition tips that will help you get down more calories, easily and quickly:

-Eat foods that digest rapidly and cause very little gas or bloating. In other words limit your intake of vegetables and other fibrous foods for a short time while in a mass gain phase.

-Eat a lot of white rice and other high glycemic index carbs. You know how you are hungry an hour after eating Chinese food? That’s from the white rice. And that’s a good thing when you are trying to eat more. White rice is absorbed rapidly and actually makes you hungry. So load up on it often.

-Have a tablespoon or two of olive oil at every meal. A tablespoon of olive oil is 120 calories. If you have ten per day you quickly add an extra 1200 calories to your diet. Start slowly with a teaspoon per meal and work your way up.

-Alternate solid food meals with shakes. It’s impossible and impractical to sit down and eat real food six times per day. So have a solid food meal and then a few hours later have a shake. Repeat this process throughout the day until you have had at least three solid meals and 2-3 shakes.

-Always carry raw, organic nuts with you. These are calorie dense, easy to consume rapidly and usually digest without issue.

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Eat to win,

Jason Ferruggia


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