Any idiot can gain weight. As our obesity epidemic has proven, gaining “mass” is about as easy as stopping at the Burger King drive-thru on your way home from work.
Even if you’ve struggled to build mass onto your scrawny frame, I can guarantee you that if I paid you a million dollars you’d find a way to make that little needle on the bathroom scale move over to the right.
Ideally, you want to put on as much muscle as possible while limiting (or even eliminating) fat gain. That’s the kind of “mass” we want. Its rock hard muscles that put the “hard” in Hard Gainer, after all.
But to do that, you need to learn why traditional bulking up is a surefire way to get flabbier, not fitter.
Hormones Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing
Consider tattooing this sentence on your forehead the next time you consider another bulking cylce:
“Traditional bulking Works Against Your Hormones, Not With Them”
Calories in, calories out is nonsense. What really matters in the battle of fat vs. muscle are your hormones. Hormones like IGF-1 and testosterone tell your body to torch excess body fat and pack on new layers of muscle. However, unless you really pay attention to your diet and are sure to include anabolic foods, you’re probably just throwing your hormonal balance for a loop.
Most guys just puff like the Michelin Man up during a bulking cycle because they don’t know how to take advantage of the hormones that their body naturally produces.
A Tale of Two Hormones
In general, you want your muscle-stimulating hormones (like the aforementioned Testosterone) to rise and fat-producing hormones like insulin to nosedive. Tragically, when most people bulk up, they actually make their bodies more insulin resistant, causing a lot of unnecessary fat gain. High insulin equals lots of fat production by your body, especially in your waist.
Even worse, bulking up can actually turn your body into a fat gain machine. Research shows that people with high levels of body fat produce more of a compound known as aromatase enzyme. This little troublemaker’s job is to turn wonderful testosterone into estrogen. And even if you gain a ton of muscle with your bulking up cycle, the aromatase enzyme will catch up with you eventually (it’s this enzyme that makes it appear that muscle turns to fat).
The Anabolic Answer
So is the solution to accept your fate as just another skinny guy? Absolutely not!
But to gain mass the right way, you need a step-by-step system that’s been proven.
In the scientific community, the way that top exercise scientists recommend gaining muscle is by taking advantage of the Anabolic Amplifier Effect (TAAE). Until recently, there hasn’t been a practical way to put the into action.
Now there is!
It’s called the 21 Day Fast Mass Building Program and it gets BuiltFit’s Stamp of approval.