Behind every action, there is a reason. Sometimes this reason is obvious and rather practical, others - the reason is part of a complex issue or (in some cases) a matter of health. Gaining weight is more often than not a rather complex issue. The real reason/s are often much more than just simply wanting to get bigger.
Over the past few weeks Skinny Muscles’ HQ has been transformed into a protein tasting lab. Numerous brands have been sending me samples of their latest products to be reviewed on your favorite fitness blog (the latest one being Kinetica Sports). I have been trying and tasting a whole load of protein powders in order to select the ones worthy of a review.
Ask anyone the simple question: How to gain weight? and I guarantee you that their answer will be just as simple: Eat more! It is stating the obvious, but you do need to eat more to gain more. Eating matters.
Every naturally lean guy who's ever stepped foot in a gym would have undergone a bulking phase at some point. But faced with the task to build as much muscle as humanly possible when gifted with a metabolism that burns calories like a furnace, which is the better option?
The winter-spring transition is when I suffer spring fever. It’s not an illness but “rather a phenomenon thought to be initiated by a change in the season.” In my case it means weariness, low energy levels and lack of drive. This year I will rely on micronutrients in the form of vitamins and minerals to fight spring fever.
The only reason I started to exercise was to gain weight as I wanted to be 85kgs. I gained that weight a couple of times in the past but was never able to maintain it. This time I gained 5kgs in a month to achieve my target weight and I still maintain it. Here's my "secret":
The summer is almost here and everyone is putting extra hours in the gym. Working out, is though, only one of the steps towards achieving your new body. A proper diet, combined with enough rest and recovery between workout sessions are vital. That’s where Recovery XS by Myprotein comes into its own.
2014 has been a good year for Skinny Muscles. Your favourite fitness and lifestyle blog for men expanded its content to include more LifeStyle content (link in the main menu). The website was redesigned...