As y’all know, I am on a Mass Gaining quest to 185lbs.
This is the first week and I am already 2lbs up! Not a bad start when you consider that it took me nearly 8 months to build from 140 to my current weight of 165. This relatively rapid gain is most likely due to a couple factors:
1.Increasing the amount of quality food I eat.
2.Changing the frequency of my workouts from 7x/week to 4.
3.Changing the style of training from “Conditioning” to “Strictly Strength SWODs”
Today’s post is going to primarily focus on the 1st and last areas.
When I began this Mass Gain Project, I asked for input from anyone out there that have found a particular practice to be helpful in putting on lean mass. Luckily, I received an email from an old friend of mine, Jeff Guthrie. Jeff is an all-around badass dude and excellent coach at EmerFit in my old hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to that, he is a expert in BioSignature nutritional/lifestyle coaching. So with all of that being said…He spoke, I listened. And so should you!
Here is the email he sent me:
1. Digestive enzymes.
95% of the population have deficient levels of stomach HCL for many different reasons. If you have low stomach acid, you could be eating all the food in the world but you won’t be able to absorb it.
Take 80 grams a day for five days. 10 grams every two hours diluted in a cup of water. Take two days to work up to that dosage. Two possibilities why it works:
Butter supplies butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid that feeds good gut bacteria, which helps absorb more nutrients. You can use coconut oil or olive oil as well.
Every five days increase your calories by 50%. Spread out between six or seven meals. Make sure your 150% is a rest day.