Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Experience So Far With The 30 Day Muscle Building Challenge.

Today I am over 2/3 done with the 30 day muscle building challenge.  I have to admit there are some days where I have felt like just saying "fuck it" and not even exercise at all.  But I have barreled through that because I made a commitment to myself and to you that I would do some sort of exercise for 30 days in a row.

A lot of this has been trial and error and lots of experimenting with what works and what doesn't.  So far what I have learned for myself, and this may also work for you but I can't promise anything, is doing drop sets on secondary lifts.  This means to not do drop sets for exercises such as squats, pull ups, bench press and so on.  secondary lifts are ones like leg curls or extensions, bicep curls, tricep extensions, and so on.

Note this is just what I have noticed for my body, it may not be the same for you.  However if you are someone who is a hard gainer like myself, I would recommend focussing on drop sets for secondary lifts for a few weeks or few months and see where that gets you.  You can always tweak what you want to and make it your own for the best possible muscle growth for you.

I do have to admit, I am gaining fat because of the amount of food I am eating.  But I am eating to gain muscle not lean down.  Since gaining muscle has always been the hardest thing for me while working out it feels like I am gaining more fat than muscle but I am noticing the muscle I am gaining even if its only a little bit each day.

I am someone who believes in doing muscle building naturally.  Sure steroids would help but I just wouldn't feel like I'm the one putting in the sweat and effort and I'd be relying on something else for my gains.  I just think there is something cool to achieving success by doing it naturally with bodybuilding because you had to perceiver instead of take the easy route.  Myself I don't even take pre workout or anything.  Sometime I'll have a protein shake but thats about it.  Other than that I love to just eat food.  I admit, however that I might be doing this wrong.  Maybe I should be taking pre workout and other supplements for muscle growth.  But for me, where I am in life right now, that isn't what I want to do.

I want to put as much good food into my body as possible right now, and the least amount of processed food that I can afford right now.  I do this to help my body as much as possible.  However, just because I do things one way doesn't mean you have to as well.  There are many protein powders and drinks I will rarely drink just because they have way too many harmful ingredients.  But they would probably help with building muscle.  So if that is the one goal you have is to gain muscle, which it probably is since you are reading this, protein drinks are probably the easiest way.

Now I know there are protein powders that are pretty healthy and don't have all that processed crap in them, but myself I only spend money on them every few months because those can easily put a hole in your wallet compared to other protein powders.

But I have went way off topic.  To break it down I have been eating food mostly for the past 25 days or so instead of drinking protein shakes.  I have still been taking my cheat days once per week, and have noticed muscle growth, but there may be a time in the future where my goals switch and I start drinking more protein shakes just to put on muscle, but right now I am concerned with being healthy 6/7 days per week and gaining muscle.

Make the best of today,


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