“Surviving” in the gym setting means that the body perceives “a threat” from progressing challenge and will establish the new baseline of this challenge is expected in the future so better ready for it while you rest between sessions. You just tricked your body to believe that in order to survive it needs to build more muscle and strength to tolerate that heavy dumbbell bench you did earlier. You sexy beast, you.
With the internet you’ll never run out of training or diet information. It’s easy to get sidetracked from your goals and get sucked into the eternal void of the next best plan, diet or program. The truth is that most of us don’t need a better plan or the latest training “hack”.
Time to take a deep dive into the wonderfully gluttonous world of the often misunderstood and frequently demonised macronutrient, the glorious carbohydrate. Carbohydrates should be your trusted companion, side-kick, lover and the best mate with a twisted sense of humour on the road to an athletic body.
When your goal is to put on lean muscle, or to maintain a higher than an average punter’s lean muscle mass, the science is clear that the body requires a fair bit of protein. And for the plant-based eaters who rather eat real food instead of relying on vegan, fake “meats”, it can be tricky to manage it all without a clear understanding of how to do it.