[ 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: Add a scoop of BUILD to POST after lifting. Then use BUILD throughout the day as a low carbohydrate, high protein snack. If you still aren't gaining weight after a week, add a teaspoon of coconut oil to your BUILD shake. This will add calories to your diet and make you gain weight.
Just make sure you're doing a good strength program as well so you're building muscle and not gaining too much body fat.