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August 28, 2010

How To Put On One Pound Of Muscle Per Week
By Lee Hayward

How To Put On One Pound Of Muscle Per Week

How would you like to learn a simple trick that will help you pack on a solid pound of muscular bodyweight each and every week without spending any more time in the gym and without forcing feeding yourself by trying to choke down more food at each meal?

Well in this article I'm going to show you exactly how to do just that by overcoming one of the most catabolic times of the day for you, and turning it into your advantage. Do you know when the most catabolic time of day is? It's when you go to sleep because you literally starve your muscles for eight hours!

Just think about it, you would never go eight hours during the day without eating a meal. But that is exactly what you do each and every night when you go to bed. The old time bodybuilders knew about this. And during heavy bulk up training phases they would literally set their alarm clocks and wake up during the middle of the night and eat a high protein meal in order to prevent muscle breakdown.

How To Put On One Pound Of Muscle Per Week

If you are staying a certain weight right now then you are consuming your maintenance calorie intake. In order to gain muscle you need to consume above this calorie maintenance level. But chances are if you are struggling to gain weight then you feel that you are already eating like a mad man and can't possibly eat any more food.

However, this middle of the night meal will provide these much needed extra calories for muscle gain, and since this is in addition to your daily meals it won't feel like you are forcing down more food. Another bonus is that because you haven't eaten for several hours most of the calories will be headed for your muscles and not stored as bodyfat.

If you consume a night-time meal replacement or protein shake with 500 calories in it; that's 3500 calories for the week over and above your current maintenance calorie intake. This will help you gain about 1 lb. of solid muscle a week. If you can stick with it you can gain some serious muscular bulk pretty quickly.

How To Put On One Pound Of Muscle Per Week

There are 2 ways to squeeze in this extra muscle building meal...

One option is to set your alarm clock for the middle of the night. However, if you are like me you hate the sound of the alarm clock as it jolts you out of your sleepy slumber like a slap in the face.

The second option, which is a lot more easy, is to simply drink a couple glasses of water before going to bed. This will naturally make you wake up in a few hours because you'll have to go to the bathroom.

Then all you have to do is before you go to bed is mix up a meal replacement drink in a shaker bottle and put it right on the bathroom counter. This way you don't even have to think about it, you can just drink it and then go back to bed.

It only takes a few minutes of preparation each night and then a couple minutes to chug down the meal replacement drink. The little bit of work involved is well worth the reward of a bigger more muscular physique.



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