To build muscle, you need to be anabolic. Anabolic is muscle building. That is how to grow muscle, being anabolic. You can achieve this by eating protein or taking anabolic steroids. Of course, you do not want to take steroids, so eating protein at numerous times is a way to be anabolic. However, that anabolic effect is very short lived. Taking something like whey protein is anabolic, which is also how to grow muscle, but it only lasts a couple of hours. This makes building muscle naturally, tough. It takes months and months to build 5 lbs of muscle. If you’re an old guy at 43 years of age myself it is very hard, however, 18-year-old males to 25 have the easiest time because they have the most natural testosterone floating around their bodies. It is still difficult don’t get me wrong, but it is the most natural in one’s lifetime. As you get older, and your natural testosterone levels decline, and it makes it harder to build muscle. But all if not lost because there is a way to build muscle and reduce body fat without having the T levels of an 18-year-old or taking steroids. If you try this, you may just put on some fresh new muscle.
The way to do this is to be anti-catabolic. Being catabolic is very bad if you’re looking to build muscle and reduce fat. In fact, catabolic hormones are much stronger than anabolic. If you can be ANTI-CATABOLIC, then someone awesome might just happen to your physique.
Think about this. How long did it take you to build 5 lbs of muscle or increase your bench by 10 lbs? But then what happens when you get sick or stop lifting for a week or two. How quickly do you lose those gains? Very fast is the answer. These are your catabolic hormones chewing up your muscle mass. [clickToTweet tweet=” If we can fight these catabolic hormones then I can bet you’ll start to see some very nice muscle gains” quote=” If we can fight these catabolic hormones then I can bet you’ll start to see some very nice muscle gains”]. Here are some things on how to grow muscle
How to grow muscle.
- Avoid caffeine. Caffeine triggers a release of catabolic hormones in the body. If you need a boost of energy before your workout give the body its FUEL, which is carbs. It never ceases to amaze me when people say to me…”I have no energy, why is that?”. I then ask them what their carb intake is or what they had for breakfast. Most of the time they’ll say a cup of coffee and a protein shake. You NEED carbs. Something like our Oatmuscle is a very good carb choice for morning and day long energy, not this 5-hour energy shot bullshit.
- Use a casein protein. Casein is a great protein to combat catabolic condition in the body. It is one of the slowest digesting protein powders you can buy. Our Heliogen casein is second to none, and I feel it is the highest casein in the world. If you have ever used Heliogen casein, you’ll notice that it is a BRIGHT white powder. Mixes unbelievably well and has no strong mildewy taste. Unlike other casein protein powders that are calcium caseinate and sodium caseinate. My Heliogen Casein comes directly from microfiltration process and directly from milk. I swear it is the finest casein in the world and the best that you’ll ever try. Keep in mind it comes from a country where the cows are grass fed and hormone free. Take the casein protein during the day and before bedtime
- Decrease your estrogen levels naturally. I mentioned this in an article that I wrote before. There are outside factors that effect your estrogen level. Things like perfumes, parabens, and chemicals in plastics. You want to minimize these things in your life.
- Decrease myostatin. I talked about this last week in this article. We now have a natural way to reduce myostatin in the body. Click on the article to find out how.
Other honorable mentions but I would not put them before the four things above.
L-glutamine. Taken in large amounts. I only recommend this brand. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00O4JLHFA” locale=”US” tag=”bp025-20″]Ajipure Glutamimmune Canister, 400 Gram[/easyazon_link]
In conclusion, [clickToTweet tweet=”Catabolic hormones are much more powerful than anabolic hormones.” quote=”Catabolic hormones are much more powerful than anabolic hormones.”] For it is my belief that anabolic steroids work so well because it is not because they are very anabolic, it is the fact that the body is much more anti-catabolic!
If you take a natural approach in fighting catabolism and focus on being anti-catabolic, I believe you’ll see some new muscle growth and less fat on your body. Good Luck!
Alex Rogers is a supplement manufacturing expert. He has been formulating, consulting, & manufacturing dietary supplements since 1998. Alex invented protein customization in 1998 & was the first company to allow consumers to create their own protein blends. He helped create the first supplement to contain natural follistatin, invented whey protein with egg lecithin, & recently imported the world’s first 100% hydrolyzed whey.