Trying to put on muscle, and not seeing any results?
Did you know your body needs to be in a calorie surplus➕when trying to build muscle 💪🏻. When I tell clients this, especially women, they have a really hard time grasping the concept🤯. I know I had a hard time accepting the fact that if I want to gain muscle my body needs additional calories to help regrow the damaged muscle tissue after a tough workout 🏋️♀️session.
This seems like the opposite of what you should do, especially those worried about gaining fat or weighing more.
Your scale WILL go up if you are putting on muscle💪🏻. (The only exception would be if you already carry extra body fat, your body can use those reserves to build muscle).
If you eat slightly above your maintenance calories, I would recommend around a 5-10% surplus, the additional calories will go into building muscle, not fat, as long as you are working out and eating in the right way.
This is where the correct macronutrients 🥩🍚🥑are crucial to get the best results.
No one person is the same, and everyone will require a different amount of calories per day when working out and trying to gain muscle. You have to start with an “educated guess” based on your personal goals and diet preferences, activity level, etc. and make adjustments as you progress in your journey.
If you’re interested in finding out a good starting point with your macronutrients for your goals, just click my photo!!
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