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muscle building

21/09/2016

PREPARE TO PERFORM

Kinetica Strength and Conditioning expert Andy McKenzie will be holding a 2 x 2 hour seminar on movement preparation to maximise performance in your training sessions at RAW GYM Sandyford on SATURDAY OCTOBER 8th from 1pm-3pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm. To claim a spot leave a comment with your name and why you want to attend. You must be available on the dates / time above. We will confirm your space on October 3rd. Andy and other Combined Strength coaches will take you through the breakdown of the WRAPS system... Read More

GERMAN VOLUME TRAINING (GVT) Hypertrophy Programme

One of the most effective, and proven, ways to gain muscle mass quickly is to the use German Volume Training (GVT). As the name suggests the stimulus of the programme is based on doing really high volume of lifting. The GVt has been advocated in the coaching and popular media as an effective training method to help athletes gain lean body mass and muscle size. It is believed that German weightlifting coach Rolf Fesser developed GVT  to assist his athletes who wanted to increase lean body mass. GVT works by... Read More

Protein – Are you getting enough to get big?

‘How much protein should I be eating if I want to build muscle?’ It’ss one of the most common questions I get asked and the area where most people are going wrong in their attempts to build extra mass. In all probability you’re not eating as much as I would recommend. In all the years of working with over 500 professional rugby players I’ve only come across a handful who were eating as much as I advise. There are lots of MYTHS and UNTRUTH’s surrounding protein consumption one of the... Read More

Muscle building article for Men’s fitness

Total per day = 2750 kcal per day 2.2g protein per kg/body weight based on 85kg man: 187g per day 4-5g carbs per kg/body weight based on 85kg man: 340g per day* 1g fat per kg/body weight based on a 85kg man: 85g per day 6 meals per day Some days we have come in below this suggested guideline as it is high considering that most people struggle to do the amount of exercise needed to burn this type of amount of carbohydrate. So if fat loss is your goal... Read More

Leucine

Leucine is one of the 8 essential amino acids which means they cannot be manufactured by the body so therefore must be ingested. Due to its molecular structure, Leucine is classified as a “branched chain amino acid” along with valine and iso-leucine. Unlike other amino acids, the branched chain amino acids are metabolized in the muscle and not the liver. Thus, when ingested they are absorbed and transported unchanged directly to the muscle. They make up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle and have been shown to have significant anti-catabolic properties.... Read More

Muscle Building Nutritional Plan

Total per day = 2750 kcal per day 2.2g protein per kg/body weight based on 85kg man: 187g per day 4-5g carbs per kg/body weight based on 85kg man: 340g per day* 1g fat per kg/body weight based on a 85kg man: 85g per day 6 meals per day Some days we have come in below this suggested guideline. The amount of carbohydrate we’ve recommended is high considering that most people struggle to do the amount of exercise needed to burn this type of amount of carbohydrate. You’ll need to... Read More