[ QUESTION ]
"How's it going? Just ordered my first few products last week. Was wondering what you guys recommend if I'm trying to gain lean muscle a little as well. Mahaloz"
[ ATH ]
What's up Dylan, gaining muscle is primarily two components = heavy weights + extra calories. They key to gaining muscle without gaining excess fat is monitoring your caloric intake. (Note: you're gonna gain a small amount of body fat whenever bulking -- just don't let it get out of control). If you're taking too many calories in, you're gonna start gaining fat. Most athletes can only gain about 1lb of muscle mass a week, at most.
Each pound = 3500 calories. So if you divide that by 7, that's 500 calories extra a day over your maintenance level that you need to take in.
So basically in a nut shell, do this: https://www.athorganics.com/blogs/recipes/16871940-gain-muscle-with-our-31-muscle-recovery
My favorite choice: Grind up or buy peanut butter, and throw in a scoop after your weight training. You can also add a tbsp of organic coconut oil to the shake for added calories.
You can do the same thing with any of our protein powders and you'll get the added calories to your diet. Just make sure you're doing a good strength program as well so you're building muscle.