One of the most important factors that fitness companies often tend to “forget” to mention are the key principles to building muscle.
What I mean by this is actually quite simple, in order to build muscle, the typical gym-goer must focus on two things and two things only – training and eating.
When it comes to training, anything goes – as long as there’s incremental progress e.g. if you’re completing a traditional weightlifting routine, incremental increases in reps, weight or a combination of the two are required to get bigger and stronger.
Eating, on the other hand, comes with an unrivalled amount of witchcraft and “bro-science”, most of which overcomplicates the simple calories in vs calories out argument. Simply put, if you’re eating more calories than you’re burning inside of a day, you’re going to gain weight whereas if you’re consuming less than you’re burning in a day, you’ll lose weight.
That’s the basics, in the simplest form, of bulking up and building muscle.