For those of you who are looking to gain weight and build some serious muscle, you might want to try this body building muscle diet tip out.
Back when I was in high school, my buddies and I were always looking for ways to get big and strong.
It was really funny because we were all very close and hung out together but there was always that competitive under current that was always there.
Anyways, at that time, we were all pretty serious about weight training and we pretty much lived at the gym. Our diets and training were always on track because we didn’t want to fall too far behind everyone else’s progress – Especially with the other trainers.
Because we were all after the same results, we really watched our diets. We all ate to get big and strong.
We cut out all junk food and booze, which was especially hard because we were about 18 years old and most of our friends liked to eat pizza and party.
The weekends were probably the hardest to follow a nutritious, muscle building diet but we had our best workouts on the weekend.
Anyways, we all scheduled our heavy leg days on Sunday morning. It was on Sunday mornings that the gym was all but empty and we could have the place all to ourselves. There was about 4 or 5 of us and we would all do about 8 to 10 sets of squats. Those were some mind blowing squatting sessions and some of the best workouts I’ve ever had in my life.
Anyways, to prepare for these monster leg workouts, we would have a “get big” day on Saturdays where we would eat like maniacs. It was on this day that we would binge on food all day long. Mind you, the meals were all clean foods (well, mostly anyways…) And pretty healthy.
We would usually gather at my place at around 5:00 or so and have a big dinner – It wasn’t unusual to have whole chickens cooked up or mountains of burgers. We would have a big dinner, and relax and watch a movie. We would than have about a gallon or so of milk ready and we would each drink one down.
While most of our non training buddies were out partying it up and drinking kegs of beer, we were sitting around drinking gallons of milk. That little ritual sounds strange now but at the time, we really got big and strong.
After moving from my small town to Southern Ontario, I used to visit the local Swiss Chalet and I’d eat a whole Chicken meal on Friday night with a two 500 ml milk containers. I’d go home, sleep and do squats all Saturday morning. What a crazy time but it worked.
While you may not want to go to those extremes, you may want to schedule a “Get Big” day that allows you to eat more than your usual daily, calorie intake. By increasing your protein, carbohydrate, and overall calorie intake, you can actually trigger new muscle growth. My personal experience with this tip is positive. From the research I’ve done, it has to do with driving up your body’s levels of growth hormones. When you occasionally overeat, the body responds by increasing the release of naturally occurring growth agents, such as growth hormone, IGF-1, and possibly testosterone. Periodic spikes in calorie consumption can be a great way to boost calories needed to lift heavy weights and also help to speed up muscular growth and strength.
Any increase in any of those hormones will boost your muscle building gains so it only makes sense to try and harness them. Also, eating a boring meal plan, day in and day out can really get you down so by throwing in a “get big” day once every 7 or so days can really boost your morale. The trick is not to have too many “get big” days or you’ll start seeing your mid section expand more than you want to. I suggest trying this muscle building tip once a week, when you have some time to prepare some big meals. I usually did this on Saturdays, but any day of the week will be fine, just try and make some time for it.
I’m a little surprised that you don’t see this tip around that often. It is really, really effective and will help boost your gains.
Here’s a sample get big plan:
Meal 1 – Dinner
Two hours later, on Friday night eat the following:
Have these meals the night before a big workout on Saturday.
All the best,
Blake has been weight lifting for about 28 years now. He's 45 years of age and started seriously training when he was 18 years old.
Blake is the founder of Building-Muscle101.com, a successful fitness website that has been around for more than 15 years.