Top 10 Foods for BulkingThere are many misconceptions when it comes to achieving larger muscles. Some think working out every day is the answer, while others swear by protein shakes. Truth be told-- genetics, balance of xhocolate, and properly scheduled workouts is all you need. First, if you want bulking with chocolate milk muscles, bulking with chocolate milk to your family. What is the body build of your parents and relatives?
Chocolate Milk Post Workout: Help or Hype?
One summer I decided I was going to bulk up. This was back when I was pounds and sick and tired of being pounds. I was working at an ad agency as a junior designer on the illustration team. I was new there, and also newly determined to gain 20 pounds.
Drinking a bag of milk 1. A couple months into the summer one of my particularly caffeinated coworkers started complaining to everyone that by the end of the day, each and every day, I would always finish the milk, leaving none for her after-work coffee. She was appalled that I was so consistently inconsiderate. When this was brought to my attention I felt awful. This was a really awkward situation. At that point someone pointed out that there were communal milk and cream cartons in the door of the fridge.
Who brings in milk to work like that?! You even have your own milk pitcher here! Who brings milk to work like that? So he dug up some of his before photos. He was telling us that at this point all he was managing to gain was fat. He had been trying GOMAD gallon of milk per day and then adding in weight gainer shakes on top of it to pump his calories up even higher.
A calorie surplus will make you gain weight. A calorie deficit will make you lose weight. However, what kind of weight you gain or lose depends both on the quantity and quality of your training and nutrition. Vegans have always been understandably at odds with milk, but ever since Paleo came along, all of a sudden milk is more controversial than Coke. The drink, not the drug. Anyway, to quote one of the biggest names in Paleo, Robb Wolf: On one hand, he became the strongest man in the world through smart training and consuming humungous quantities of milk.
Milk is pretty controversial, so the first things we need to consider when looking into a study or article concerning milk are the various biases. The dairy industry is a huge powerhouse especially in the US with a lot of money and political power behind it. This means there may be a strong bias in favour of milk. Vegans are against milk because it comes from domesticated animals, which gives the potential for a negative bias. I had never been able to gain 20 pounds before, and oh man had I ever tried.
The milk was just one component, but a really damn useful one. That bag of milk that I rather affordably enjoyed consuming each day added calories, 45g of protein, 63g of carbs and 26g of fat into my diet minus whatever that lady was drinking in her coffees.
That brought me up to a not-quite-so-skeletal pounds — into the realm of normalcy, finally — and put a stop to the skinny jokes once and for all. More importantly, it gave me the confidence I needed to go on and gain another 40 pounds. He stopped with the gainers but kept on with the dairy. When Marcel described his revamped bulking diet, it sounded something like this: Marcel has just just crushed the pound mark—and at a similar body fat percentage to when he started!
That puts his total weight gain, 78 pounds, at more than mine 60 pounds. Best of all, after his massive success, Marcel is now in the middle of a 16 week personal training course so that he can help other people accomplish their goals too.
So should you drink milk? My daughter being one of them. She has not been able to tolerate cows milk, yogurt, ice cream, etc at all without serious GI problems.
Bleeding in the intestinal tract, leaky gut problems, but I switched her over and she immediately tolerated it! Up to two glasses a day within a week, and she started gaining weight!
Normally it would take her a year or so to gain that amount! Going to be keeping my eyes peeled for it. It put on weight, good weight, like no other supplement or food. As for the anti-milk crowd, especially those that claim it as a cause or catalyst to cancer, I frown at the claims.
This argument has been around for a bit, but recently has seemed to gain a lot of attention. But, this breaks my heart, could this all really be true?
That instead of drinking a sweet nectar of results we are drinking a poison made for calves only? This is turning my world upside-down. Milk, hands down, has brought me great results. Only some hormones can be taken orally. A few weeks ago, I told Shane that I had just found out I had a slight milk allergy which sucks because I love me some milk.
One can be allergic to the whey or casein proteins in milk, and these proteins can be structurally different from one species to the next. I eliminated all dairy from my diet for 3 weeks. This week, I added back in a whey protein shake no casein and everything was great!
No excess phlegm, no bloating. Looks like whey and I are cool. If casein is indeed the problem for me, milk from another animal goat maybe might be a good option for me. To anyone with a milk allergy: And pumped to hear that whey is working for you.
Curious to see how goat milk treats you. That stuff is funky in a really cool way. This, by no means is bad, but trust me when I say this, I look thin. Do you think I can email some pictures and get an opinion on this? I drink loads of milk, exercise very regularly, and eat a good healthy diet.
I can across this blog a few days ago, and it has been immensely inspiring. I was going to start the program, but I may have to wait a while, because of heavy course load in college. Hey I just noticed I missed this comment.
Did you ever manage to shoot me an email? Thanks for the article, yet another great read! In terms of food what are your thoughts on things like Quinoa Flour as a carb mix. I personally use maltodextrin, but hey there are tons of creative options out there. A few of our Australian ectomorphs like Marcel grind up oatmeal to use in their workout shakes.
Makes things so much easier! Another Aussie here, but living in Shanghai. Being half-Indian, I have that thin-boned lanky ectomorph-like body type, but can also put on weight pretty easily and end up looking like those lanky old Indian gentlemen who also rock a sizable belly and arse! Now, however real progress has been made. So, in place of maltodextrin, I add a splash of milk and top up with water, I add 2 bananas or during summer, 1 banana and 1 mango fruit and veg are thankfully cheap here!
I add a handful of sunflower seeds, a handful of pumpkin seeds, a handful of rolled oats, sometimes some honey and a spoon of coffee or chocolate. Fruits are a good idea as well. Milk is also totally cool surrounding training. Dudes, I gotta say I am so so so appreciative of this blog. And I talk about it all the time. When I started out I was at lbs and my arms were sickly, and worked my way up to lbs!
Thank you guys for your work to bring this information out into the light. Thanks Trevor, both for your words here and for spreading word about our blog! And it just so happens to totally coincidentally be what I weighed this morning too.
Shane, I had been off my game for a time. I live and work in S. America and I spent three months in Peru where I lost a bit of weight. Now, I am working on getting that weight back. I lost about 15 lbs and am back up 10 lbs, only 5 more to go. After that, my goals are to get lean, and to work more on my legs. I actually do all my workouts with elastic bands bodylastics which have worked amazingly for me.
I also do weighted exercises like weighted push-ups with a backpack on filled with bags of flour, jugs of water, and books and odds and ends from around the house. Congrats on regaining the 10 pounds! Ahaha ghetto workouts work too! But oftentimes you can overcome even that with a little creativity.