Men, unlike most women, often need weight and muscle mass gain. Still, they make mistakes, both nutritional and training. So, we picked the most common ones, and will try to explain how to avoid them.
First of all, do not use illegal drugs for muscle mass gain. You can do it all in a healthy way!
This time we will pay special attention to the diet and the use of sports supplements.
Top 4 weight and muscle mass gain failures
#1: Pure protein for breakfast
Many people believe that the first meal should consist of pure protein, if you need weight, and especially muscle mass gain. In fact, you won’t achieve any visible results without carbs. For example, you may drink your protein cocktail, and then eat pancakes with cottage cheese, or low-fat cottage cheese with jam.
#2: Too many carbs after workouts
Do not consume carbohydrates like fruits, or chocolate, right after the workout. You can do that, but no earlier than an hour or two after training. When you finish strength workout, better stick to normal foods, like meat or chicken with rice.
#3: Ignoring supplements
One of the best ones are those consisting of three essential amino acids, isoleucine, leucine and valine. They are considered the main material for building muscles. In addition, try glutamine which enhances absolutely all the processes responsible for muscle growth.
#4: Few water
Drinking a little is one of the most terrible mistakes for those who are trying to gain weight.
Some more tips
- For better muscle growth, try to eat more of these foods: salmon, mackerel, beef, avocados, pineapples, red grapes, and ginger. Some of them provide faster muscle mass gain, while others reduce muscle pain.
- Pay more attention to these parts of the body: shoulders, legs, and buttocks. Particularly, strong shoulders will help you lift larger weights.