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Dork McSchlorp 03-15-2010 12:00 PM

10 Dangerous Pitfalls to Progress
Putting on muscle is easy if you have the know-how and combine it with hard work. But even if you have the right training program and work hard, staying on course can be challenging at times. There’s a pitfall at every corner of the gym, waiting for both the complacent and the overzealous. In this [...]


TitanWIP 03-15-2010 02:49 PM


Eating Too Much – In the old days we were told to train hard and then eat as much of meat, potatoes, milk, eggs and other high calorie foods as we could, but in retrospect, this only addressed the caloric part of the nutrition equation. Focusing solely on calories doesn’t address other very important nutritional factors like macronutrient ratios at each meal and meal frequency throughout the day. Yes, you need to consume more calories than you’re burning off on any given day. After all, a small surplus of calories is necessary for growth. But additionally, the macronutrient profile of each your meals needs to stay within a specific range; I prefer a diet that is 50% complex carbohydrates 30% protein and 20% fat by calories when I am trying to put on muscular size.
I guess Park and Grimek would have really grown had they mastered these ratios.

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