Winter Bulk - Summer bodies are made in winter
Bodybuilders work hard throughout the winter months to build bulk. Focus then switches to fat burning and muscle sculpting throughout the spring and summer months. The goal of bulking is to gain weight in muscle, not fat. Strength training, quality nutrition and the correct use of supplements play key roles in developing muscle mass without experiencing significant weight gain from fat.
Eating for Bulk
Just like you can’t start a car without fuel, you can’t build muscle without food. While all meals are important for developing muscle, special attention should be paid to post-training meals and snacks. A post-recovery shake containing whey protein and fast-absorbing carbohydrates (e.g. Bulk Mass Gain) should be consumed within 30-minutes of finishing, followed by a nutritious meal within 1-hour of finishing training.
Training for Bulk
Weight training is the most effective way to increase muscle strength and muscle mass. Focus on building a solid foundation in basic compound movements in the gym (squats, deadlifts, chin ups, bent over row, bench press and overhead press) with sets and reps to support hypertrophy gains (e.g. 3-5 sets of 8-15 reps). Aim for two upper body and two lower body sessions per week and 1-2 days of low intensity cardio e.g. walking or cycling.
Supplements for Bulk
Supplementing your diet correctly is the key to making sure your body responds and retains the muscle for visible growth. Creatine Monohydrate is probably the most talked about sports supplement on the market and that’s because people notice a substantial increase in size, strength and performance within a few weeks of taking it. For details on creatine loading and cycling please check the Musashi Creatine Monohydrate label.
Musashi Bulk Mass Gain is a high calorie protein powder designed to feed muscles and support healthy weight gain. Musashi Bulk Mass Gain can be used as a snack between meals or a post-recovery shake. Both men and women taking part in strength and power training may notice greater gains in both muscular size, strength and performance when supplementing both Musashi Bulk Mass Gain and Musashi Creatine Monohydrate.