We wanted to do a short series on how to get the most bang for your buck out of our products.
One of the most common questions we get is: How do I gain muscle?
As grapplers, there are numerous times when we’d want to gain muscle mass: maybe we’re switching weight classes, or we’d just perform better with more muscle mass.
This is from our previous Q&A about gaining muscle: https://www.athorganics.com/blogs/news/gaining-muscle-mass-q-a
“Gaining muscle is primarily two components = heavy weights + extra calories. They key is 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.”
After your heavy lifting session, you’ll be wanting to consume a shake in the ratio of 2:1, carbohydrates to protein, to gain muscle mass and to provide your body with extra calories.
In order to offer the flexibility an athlete requires, we developed the POST to be easily combined with our BUILD for athletes looking to gain muscle mass. One scoop of BUILD in addition to the POST will give you a total servings of around 60g of carbohydrates, and 40g of protein, total calories = 430, exactly what you need to build muscle mass.
On normal training days where you aren’t lifting, you can use the POST by itself to help with your recovery. The BUILD is also great by itself when you don’t need the extra carbohydrates: maybe you’re cutting weight, or using it as a meal replacement.
Of course you’ll need to have a solid lifting program. More on that later.
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