Optimizing Nutrition for Muscle Gain

In this series, you’ll learn how to optimize your nutrition to gain muscle. Dr. Jaquish discusses fasting, sugar consumption, protein intake, amino acid supplementation, and hyperplasia.
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When your priority is gaining muscle, we need to focus on a few things. We need to focus on very low sugar and carbohydrate intake. Now, there is a way to apply carbohydrates in a strategic manner as detailed in the hyperplasia protocol. You can read about that in the book, Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time: So Is Cardio, and There’s a Better Way to Have the Body You Want. We’re also going to talk about that in another video, so very low carbohydrate intake. I won’t say zero because I realize a lot of people think that’s unrealistic.

Now, we also need to focus on the highest quality protein, at a minimum of one gram per pound of body weight. If you weigh 250 pounds and your meal is going to be steak, also we recommend one meal a day because you get a fasted benefit from that and that is even more profound than a caloric deficit for keeping you lean. We want to look at if you weigh 250 pounds you need to eat at least, and this is just, for example, 2.5 pounds of New York steak or filet.

Now, that’s a large meal, a very large meal. I’ve done it many times, but for those who might find that troubling to choke all that steak down, there is Fortagen and we will talk about that later. That’s a supplement that makes this a little bit easier.