Gaining muscle mass

TMoose

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Say I go for muscle science what on this lis would I need ?
http://www.springbokpharmacy.co.za/ProductList.aspx?cat=41
Also where can I find a list of exersizes for bulking and then ripping?
I would go for the Optimum Anabolic chocolate. It comes with l-glutamine and creatine premixed, doesn't taste horrible (though not great) and a 5kg bucket could last you up to 2 months depending on how you use it.

As for exercises I think for bulking the best thing would be to join a gym and ask the instructors there, explain what you want to achieve and let them show you. For ripping I'd recommend the workout on www.iwantsixpackabs.com (just click on "Already a member" and it'll let you in.

EDIT: Also get yourself the Foodstate Multivitamin & Mineral 60's (http://www.springbokpharmacy.co.za/ProductList.aspx?issearch=1&key=foodstate) and Flax Seed Oil (http://www.springbokpharmacy.co.za/ProductList.aspx?issearch=1&key=flax seed) - Springbok brand should be fine.
 
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Ghost02

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I would go for the Optimum Anabolic chocolate. It comes with l-glutamine and creatine premixed, doesn't taste horrible (though not great) and a 5kg bucket could last you up to 2 months depending on how you use it.

As for exercises I think for bulking the best thing would be to join a gym and ask the instructors there, explain what you want to achieve and let them show you. For ripping I'd recommend the workout on www.iwantsixpackabs.com (just click on "Already a member" and it'll let you in.

EDIT: Also get yourself the Foodstate Multivitamin & Mineral 60's (http://www.springbokpharmacy.co.za/ProductList.aspx?issearch=1&key=foodstate) and Flax Seed Oil (http://www.springbokpharmacy.co.za/ProductList.aspx?issearch=1&key=flax seed) - Springbok brand should be fine.
What do these do?
 

TMoose

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What do these do?
Foodstate is just a multivitamin, but its in the original food state (thus the name) instead of laboratory manufactured chemical vitamins. It has better uptake than the other stuff.

Flax seed oil is a healthy oil since its high in Omega 3. It is said to be anti-cancer as well as blood sugar stabilizing (helping with cravings). There's also some evidence that it could help lower body fat, improve concentration and lower cholesterol. All in all its just something healthy. For me personally it's worth it, you need some fat in your diet anyway.

They're just for quicker recovery and muscle building. As part of a healthy balanced diet they can increase the effectiveness of your training.
 

slayerza

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I agree with current posts regarding the BMI, and suggested supplements. In terms of excersizes that offer the most bang-for-your-buck go for compount movements such as squats, deadlifts, pullups, rows, bench presses. I do recommend getting a professional to show you how to do these as form is much more important that the weight you shift.
 

JK8

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I would go for the Optimum Anabolic chocolate. It comes with l-glutamine and creatine premixed, doesn't taste horrible (though not great) and a 5kg bucket could last you up to 2 months depending on how you use it.

As for exercises I think for bulking the best thing would be to join a gym and ask the instructors there, explain what you want to achieve and let them show you. For ripping I'd recommend the workout on www.iwantsixpackabs.com (just click on "Already a member" and it'll let you in.

EDIT: Also get yourself the Foodstate Multivitamin & Mineral 60's (http://www.springbokpharmacy.co.za/ProductList.aspx?issearch=1&key=foodstate) and Flax Seed Oil (http://www.springbokpharmacy.co.za/ProductList.aspx?issearch=1&key=flax seed) - Springbok brand should be fine.
Damn, Springbok Pharmacy is VERY CHEAP!!!!!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek:
 

dinkd

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lol i know! starts showing you how much the rest of them rip you off!! and the free shipping just makes the deal sweeter!
 

charlesbrooke

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Muscle Building

A muscle building guide for beginners


1. Pick Up Some Weights.

Before we even get to the heavy part of lifting weights, you have to get started lifting weights. In order to get bigger, you must work, stimulate, and put stress upon the muscle. The most effective way to do this is through weight training. It is next to impossible to build muscle without lifting weights. So, should you use machines or free weights?


2. Use Free Weights When Possible.

Free weights (barbells and dumbbells) cause you to balance and control the weight, which in turn stimulates more muscle fibers. This does not mean that you cannot incorporate machines into your weight training routines, but they should not be the focus of your workout. Caveat: If you do not have a spotter, or free weights are not available, then machines are your next best option. So what types of weight training exercises should you do?

3. Do Compound Movement Exercises.

To build the most muscle in the shortest time, you should use movements that work more than one muscle group and use more than one joint to lift the weight. Compound movements are:

# Efficient – They allow you to use more muscles, but also the biggest muscles in the body (chest, legs, back/lats, shoulders) which allows you to build muscle faster.
# Effective – You can lift heavier weights with these types of exercises, meaning you recruit more muscle fibers to complete the lift, which leads to more muscle building.

The most popular compound movement is the bench press. The primary muscle involved in the bench press is the chest; however, the movement uses the shoulders and triceps to a large extent as well. It also includes two joints, the shoulder and the elbow to lift the weight. There are many more compound movements that are efficient and effective for building muscle fast. Once you have a good command of the compound movements, you should…

4. Lift Heavier Weights.

As you start weight training and become comfortable with the compound movements, start to increase the weights. Increasing the weight puts more stress on the muscles, causing you to use more and more muscle fibers to move the weights. The more muscle fibers we use, the more there are to repair and grow. So how heavy is heavy?

5. Use Sets of 4 to 8 Reps.

Ask the average person in the gym how many reps they do, and more often than not, you are going to hear them say somewhere between 10 and 15 repetitions. For building muscle, this would mean that the weight you are using is too light. You should use a weight where you can do at least 4 repetitions, but not more than 8 reps. Heavier weights at lower reps will stimulate more muscle fibers than lighter weights at higher repetitions, which results in building more muscle. Many of our free workout plans recommend 6 reps to build muscle.

Now that you have lifted heavy weights in your weight training session, you are ready to go home, right? Well, maybe not…

6. Do Not Overlook Your Legs.

This is one of the most over looked aspects of beginners. In fact, if we had to guess, 75% of beginners fail to adequately train the lower 50% of their bodies, and this is a huge mistake. Granted, the legs are not as flashy as the chest and arms; however, what many do not realize is that if you want a bigger chest and popping biceps, you must train your legs. Why you ask?

To build muscle, you need growth promoting hormones like testosterone. Your body’s response to lifting heavy weights is to produce testosterone to assist in the repair and growth of your muscles. To lift the heaviest weights, you have to use the biggest and strongest muscles. Where are those muscles, you ask? Why, in your legs (are rear) of course!

If you only had time to do one exercise, we would recommend the squat, followed closely by the deadlift. Heavy squats and deadlifts will cause every muscle in your body to grow. Cardiovascularly they are amazing also.

7. Eat Enough.

There is an old saying that goes something like this: You have to eat big, to be big. There is a lot of truth to this statement. In order to build muscle, you simply must eat enough calories. By enough, you have to eat more calories than you burn throughout the day. Heavy weight training burns a substantial amount of calories. Additionally, as your body repairs and builds muscle after your weight training sessions, you body also needs those calories and macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats).

Most people who call themselves “hardgainers” are simply not eating enough calories! You have to eat enough to keep up with your natural metabolism and your muscle building routines. Fail to eat enough and you will not build muscle. Therefore, it is important for you to know how many calories you need to build muscle. You should be getting roughly 19 times your lean bodyweight in calories to build muscle. For a person with 200 pounds of lean body mass, that is roughly 200 x 19 = 3,800 calories. So, does that mean you can eat anything and build muscle?
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8. Eat Healthy.

Eat sensibly. The ‘bodybuilder’ should get about 50% of your calories from carbohydrates, 20% of you calories from good fats (essential fatty acids), and 30% from protein. Each gram of fat has 9 calories, while each gram of carbohydrates and protein contains 4 calories. Speaking of which, to build muscle, you absolutely must…

9. Eat Enough Fat.

Not just any fat, but good fats, or essential fatty acids (EFAs). Fat plays an extremely important role in hormone production, in particular testosterone. Testosterone is a key ingredient in repairing and building muscle.

EFAs are unsaturated fats that are necessary to keep the body running properly. They not only promote production of muscle building testosterone, but they are also anti-catabolic (reduce/prevents muscle breakdown) and they promote and increase in your HDL, (good cholesterol). Good sources of EFA’s are salmon, mackeral, anchovies and tuna, both of which are on the high protein foods list…

10. Eat Enough Protein.

Protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of your muscles. To build muscle fast, you are going to need at least 1 gram of protein per pound of your bodyweight (some people go as high as 1.5 to 2 grams per pound). So, if you weigh 200 pounds, you should get at least about 200 grams of protein per day. Protein makes up 25% of your lean muscle tissue, so it is essential for muscle growth. The other 75% of your muscle is made up of water; therefore, to build muscle, you must…

11. Drink Water.

You absolutely cannot build muscle unless you drink plenty of water. Water is essential for many reasons. Dehydration can set in rather easily if you train sufficiently hard. If you fail to drink enough water, not only will you be weaker if you do not stay sufficiently hydrated (you will not be able to lift heavy weights), but your muscles will not be as large. Part of the reason that Creatine has been successful as a muscle builder is because it causes the muscle cells to hold more water, and as muscles contain 75% water, it’s important.

12. Rest. Now Rest Some More.

This is probably the most overlooked section in any muscle building guide. Many people believe that their muscles grow during an intense workout. This misconception actually comes from something called “the pump” when blood rushes to the muscle being worked. However, what really happens during an intense muscle building workout is that your muscles suffer micro tears and are broken down.

The repair process actually begins once you leave the gym. As you rest your muscles, your body uses your nutrients from your muscle building diet to not only repair the muscle but to make them stronger by making them bigger. If you do not get enough rest, you will be over training, and not allowing your body sufficient time to repair and grow your muscles before hitting them again in the weight room. In fact, those people that work the same muscles every day often see a decrease in muscle size over time. Therefore, rest is absolutely necessary to build muscle fast.

To build muscle, you need at least 48 hours of rest between training sessions for a given muscle group for beginners. Advance trainers may need up to 5 days recovery. You also need to get 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep per night.



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