I'm an avid crossfitter and do about four to five WODS a week with occasional olympic lifting thrown in. I would like to put on some more muscle by the end of the summer. I've been eating four fairly large paleo meals a day. Enough? More?
asked bylo739lu (10)
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on September 02, 2011
at 02:54 PM
nods head at cliff - achieve an anabolic state which helps you build muscle (beware of fat gain though)
keep in mind, too much excercise is catabolic too (through cortisol production). You may want to do yourself a favor and relax on the exercise. I'm sure you've heard this before - but muscle is built when you're resting, not exercising.
on September 01, 2011
at 11:20 PM
it doesnt matter how many meals you eat, you have to eat more calories than you expend
if you have normal anabolic hormones most of the extra calories will go to protein synthesis and muscle fuel replenishment both of which will give you bigger and heavier muscles
on July 21, 2011
at 08:57 PM
There is no magic number of meals that equates to adding muscle mass as individual responses vary wildly. What would be helpful (for me at least) is to know more about your goals and current exercise/diet program.
Has your weight/bodycomposition remained static for the past few months?
Have you been making appreciable gains in your workouts/lifts?
When you say "like to put on some more muscle" do you have a specific goal in mind? And how much time is "by the end of summer"?
When you say "paleo meals" what does that mean? Paleo is very different from person to person, so are you eating fruits/startches, are you low-carb/high-fat, etc.