14 Things You Should Know About Building Muscle | Bulking Tips

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1. You Need To Be In A Calorie Surplus – 0:22
2. There Is An Upper Limit To The Rate Of Muscle Gain – 0:30
3. Quality Of Nutrition Is Important – 1:04
4. Take Advantage Of Increased Training Volume – 1:28
5. Gradually Transition From A Cut To A Bulk- 1:54
6. Rate Of Weight Gain Should Determine How Much/Often You Should Increase Calorie Intake 2:25
7. Reduce Cardio/Energy Expenditure If Weight Gain Is Difficult (Prioritise Hypertrophy Sessions) – 3:09
8. How Long Should You Bulk For? – 3:31
9. Bulking Should Be Cyclical – 3:56
10. Beginner vs Advanced Trainers – 4:34
11. Choose Calorie Dense Foods – 5:16
12. Finding An Approach Which Works For You – 5:51
13. Genetics – 6:11
14. Have Patience, Be Consistent & Enjoy The Journey 6:54

28 COMMENTS

  1. 1. You Need To Be In A Calorie Surplus – 0:22
    2. There Is An Upper Limit To The Rate Of Muscle Gain – 0:30
    3. Quality Of Nutrition Is Important – 1:04
    4. Take Advantage Of Increased Training Volume – 1:28
    5. Gradually Transition From A Cut To A Bulk- 1:55
    6. Rate Of Weight Gain Should Determine How Much/Often You Should Increase Calorie Intake – 2:26
    7. Reduce Cardio/Energy Expenditure If Weight Gain Is Difficult (Prioritise Hypertrophy Sessions) – 3:09
    8. Length Of Bulk Determined By Body Fat % – 3:31
    9. Bulking Should Be Cyclical – 3:56
    10. Rate Of Muscle Gain Will Be Different For Beginner & Advanced Trainers – 4:35
    11. Choose Calorie Dense Foods If You're Struggling To Meet Caloire Requirements – 5:16
    12. Finding An Approach Which Works For You – 5:51
    13. Genetics – 6:11
    14. Have Patience, Be Consistent & Enjoy The Journey – 6:54

  2. Hi Mike,

    I just started the first phase of your workout plan. The Aflete app is incredible. What I love is how I can record the weight used so I know how much to increase for next session.Two days done! Very pumped and motivated. Question: When I finish phase 2 of the program, how do I continue? Do I just repeat phase 2, each time adding more and more weight intensity? What's the correct approach to keep growing?

    Thank you!
    Aamir

  3. Hey Mike!
    Ive train for like 10 years and then stopped for two years ago since i got a serious Girlfriend/relationship and finished a BA Education Which took a lot of my energy. Now i lost everything and started all over again for a month ago. And last week i found your videos by accident and i must say… Your videos gives me motivation so much! Thank you and keep doing these 🙂 You are awesome!

  4. I’m wondering if going by eye is fine enough, as in if you’ve lost core definition and are getting a bit fat, or are already in that situation you will already be building muscle, but won’t have to necessarily be eating more since you’re already in a surplus because you have no core definition/your fat? Or would you still have to eat more food, even though you’re not lean, since your current state is your maintenance level?

  5. All these roid accusations smh, if I trained for ten years I'd hope by the end of it I'd look like Mike, he's massive, that's the goal. If you can't attain a physique like his then my bother train in the gym at all? Everyone thinks being natty means being small and lean or big and fat, seems kinda pointless to spend so many countless hours in the gym if y'all think at the end of it all we're just gonna be tiny or fat af

  6. Mike its first time I decided to write a comment on your Video, cause I feel like it is totally important to appreciate everything you do for people who love and care about their healthy lifestyle… I've found your channel about 6 months ago and it has totally changed my attitude towards numerous details which are immensely vital for building a perfect body. You have mentioned to try and find a way to enjoy the process, and believe me, your videos are key motivation for me (and thousands like me) to enjoy the process and never stop progressing. Thanks for everything you do for us and best of luck!

  7. Despite all the haters that get in these comments just talking about “steroid this” and “steroid that”, I still think this is one of the best, most well informed, and most well put together fitness channels on YouTube. Even if he was taking steroids, do you really think that physique is easy to obtain? Are you fucking nuts?! That’s countless hours of busting ass in the gym and a crazy strict diet. Mike- I just want you to know, a lot of people appreciate the content you put out. It definitely helps a lot of us out and inspires us to get off our asses and hit the gym. I’m still new to this so my calorie counting and eating habits leave a lot to be desired, but your workout videos have truly helped me out in the beginning stages, so thank you for the effort 🙏!

  8. I cant grow without adding significantly more calories, I have tried and just spend months in maintenance.. I need to up it around 1200 -1700 cals but with that I gain fat, its not avoidable… I also dont belive the "mini cut" as it encourages a yoyo effect.. and for me I end up with poor results and may as well stay on maintenance.

  9. A surplus is, by definition, completely unnecessary. If the body dont get the energy it needs from food is will simply get that energy from your fat storage.

    Of course you will build more muscle if you eat more, but you can still, without ant doubt whatsoever, build muscle if you're in a deficit.

    Edit:
    Why do you think humans store fat to begin with? And how do you think humans were able to survive evolution without the ability to use stored energy, and build the muscle needed to survive, at the same time.

    It's 2018 for gods sake. Stop with the dogmatic bs.

    It's a shame that so many people take your advice on this topic.

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