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Gaining mass is a period in your training where the goal is to increase muscle volume.READ MORE
It involves gaining weight, ie an increase in lean mass but also fat mass.
Each individual has a greater or lesser capacity to gain muscle mass, and therefore to become more muscular. These characteristics are of genetic origin, so we can classify individuals according to what we call their morphotype. There are several morphotypes:
Gaining mass doesn’t just mean gaining muscle. It means gaining weight, that is, fat gain (body fat) and lean mass gain (muscles). It is essential to understand that gaining muscle mass must always combine training with nutrition. Indeed, it’s possible to increase mass without taking on muscle. But it’s unlikely you’ll take on muscle without taking on fat. In conclusion, taking on mass seems simple but acquiring the maximum muscle is more complicated and requires the right mix of sports nutrition and training.
To gain weight, the principle is to have a slightly high-calorie diet for a few months (2 to 4 months). Protein intake is increased as well as carbohydrate intake so that the body has all the necessary nutrients for building muscle.
This increase in mass leads to muscle growth and an increase in fat mass. So this phase is usually followed by a diet or definition period to lose accumulated fat without affecting the muscles.
This excess food lets you combine this period with muscle training that’s more frequent and more powerful than usual.
To avoid changing your eating habits, mass can be gained with suitable powders such as Mass Gainer. These powders contain only proteins and carbohydrates, helping enrich your daily food intake without affecting your eating habits.
A period of mass gain is usually followed by a period of muscle definition. Mass gain leads to an increase in lean body mass (muscle) but also fat mass. The fat mass of the muscle will be lost during the definition period in order to define the muscle gained during previous exercise.
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