How To Build Muscle with Dan Poulter
Is one of your resolutions in 2018 to build more muscle?
Personal Trainer and Multipower ambassador Dan Poulter breaks down the top 5 things to know about muscle building, and how you can be more efficient when trying to get ripped.
Daniel's Top Fitness Tips
A common misconception when trying to build muscle is that you just need to smash the gym to put on size. If you’re unhappy with your current size, until you’re prepared to eat more and put yourself in a calorie surplus, only then can you expect to see an improvement in size. As the old saying goes, ‘abs are made in the kitchen, and refined in the gym.
Train Less Often
Until you’re eating enough to match how often you train, you might consider training less often to prevent burning too many calories through excessive workouts. This is called a ‘calorie surplus’, and means your body will use the additional energy to build more muscle, as long as you’re getting quality (not quantity!) workouts in.
Focus on Getting Strong
If you aren’t getting stronger and lifting heavier weights than you used, to for the same amount of reps or more, your muscles aren’t being given a reason to grow.
Protein is the building block of your muscles so make sure you’re eating a minimum of 1g protein per pound of bodyweight daily. Example: 75KG = 165g per day. If you’re struggling to get this much protein into your meals every day, then I suggest topping up your protein intake by using protein shakes such as Multipower’s 100% Pure Whey Protein powder.
Work with a Coach
That’s what I did to get started! So whether that’s physically or online, you need to learn from an expert to help show you the ropes. Someone who’s been there and done it!
All the leading David Lloyd clubs have a great selection of trainers to help with your fitness goals.