How to Gain Weight: Workshop

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Weight Gain Workshop

Free Weight Gain Workshop

This Thursday there’s going to be a special online workshop specially created just for “skinny guys” who struggle with their gains.

It’s called…

“5 Sneaky Tricks To Gain Mass Fast!”

You can join for FREE from anywhere in the world and there are two times set up so you have a choice when you can attend.

But you have to register NOW because there are ONLY 200 SEATS AVAILABLE!

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Is 5 Sets of 5 All wrong for Gaining Muscle?

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How Many Reps for Maximum Muscle?

Ever wonder how many reps you should do to build muscle?  You’ve probably heard that 5×5 is superior.  Or the 8-12 rep range is optimal.  The Max-OT system by AST is geared for the 4-6 range for optimal muscle and strength gains.

It’s confusing and frankly, I have had luck and success with every range.  But it’s worth further discussion.

This new article is probably going to really irritate some of the strength coaches who told that you should ONLY lift weights in the 5 rep range…

But then again, the author doesn’t seem to care about THEM…

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5 Ways of Retaining Speed While Gaining Mass

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Train for Speed

It’s a quandary that’s plagued athletes for decades: how do I increase my size without sacrificing my speed? No matter what your sport, or your goal, may be, chances are that you’ve grappled with the question of wanting to become both stronger and faster. Contrary to what you may have heard, the two are not mutually exclusive. Though it requires concentrated training over time, it is possible to add muscle mass and not only retain, but also improve, speed.

Whether you are a boxer, a runner, or just reading fitness elliptical reviews in preparation for starting a home gym, you may feel that increasing your bulk will make you a more competitive athlete. However, you are reluctant to sacrifice other important physical abilities like quickness and agility that may help you perform at your best level. In the sports world it’s relatively well accepted that increased bulk can make you lose certain capacities for mobility. Just take a look at competitive bodybuilding, for instance. Bodybuilders increase their muscle mass to enormous proportions, but their training comes with a number of drawbacks. They lose a significant amount of flexibility and moving quickly or making rapid changes of direction are all but impossible.

Bodybuilding may be an extreme example, but even gaining 12-15 pounds of muscle mass may affect your ability to move quickly and with precision, unless you train to maintain your speed even as you increase your size.

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Metabolic Cooking – Fitness Pros Speak

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Truth be told, I got so busy cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner plus some snacks from Metabolic Cooking that I did not bother to record a video, do a podcast or any of the more traditional multi-media things I normally do.  I just ran out of time as this book came out before I had a chance to do everything I wanted to do.  I’m a perfectionist in some regards and that’s a weakness when it comes to speed.

Anyway, who better to tell you than two top notch fitness pros (besides myself) than American Fitness Pro Kim Lyons and her bodybuilding husband Günter Schlierkamp (Mr. Olympia).

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B1f4EdCCoE[/video]

Resource: Metabolic Cooking

- marc david

P.S. - I’ve made as many recipes as I could and I’ve not even put a dent in this yet!  So many more to go.

How to Make Chocolate French Toast

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Easy French Toast Recipe

Chocolate French Toast

As I wrap up these recipes I’m legally “stealing” from Metabolic Cooking, I remind you that this is just a tidbit of what’s in the cookbook to be released Tuesday, April 5th, 2011.  If you haven’t gotten on the invitation list …

Get on the Metabolic Cooking Early Bird List

We’ve already talked about Tuscan Chicken, Spicy Pork Chops, Blueberry Protein Pancakes and my all time favorite breakfast so far, Banana Split Oatmeal.  If you haven’t seen those, click any of the links and be taken to the step by step how make those meals.

This is Chocolate French Toast.  It’s a delicious, easy to make french toast recipe that will blow away all those boring dry oats in water with some protein powder.  Not that there’s anything wrong with cooking such meals but at some point, even the best of us snap.  We’ve driven insane or we drive our families insane with monotonous routine based planning.  This offers a unique way to fake like you are stepping outside the lines and lightening up when in fact, you are just making better tasting, more creative meals.

Do you have to be a bodybuilder to enjoy these?  Of course not.  You don’t need to be a chef either.  But there’s NO EXCUSES for not knowing what to make and there’s little to no reason to say you can’t cook.  You really need to step outside the comfort zone and try at least one if not all the these meals.  You will love them.  You will want more.  Excitement like this is hard to contain and it’s why I can bodybuild for twenty some years and not get bored.  Because I’m always trying to make it challenging while sticking to what works in accordance with my goals.

Chocolate French Toast:

Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients:

• 3 egg whites
• ½ scoop chocolate protein powder
• 2 slices whole wheat bread
• Drop of maple extracts
• Pinch of cinnamon powder
• Pinch of stevia
• Cooking spray

Directions:

1. Lightly coat skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet on medium low heat. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl (except for bread,cinnamon and stevia)
2. Dip both sides of the bread into mixture until completely covered, soak bread for a few seconds to insure absorption.
3. Add slices to preheated skillet, and cook each side brown until golden brown.
4. Light sprinkle stevia and cinnamon.

Quick Tip:
You can use whatever artificial sweeter you want or in my case, the protein powder I used, has sucrose in it and so there was no real need to make it sweeter.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 315
• Protein: 33g
• Carbohydrates: 39g
• Fat: 3g

- marc david

P.S. - Oh and before I forget, if you read this by Saturday, April 2nd, you can head over to the blog, drop a comment and have a chance to win the whole Metabolic Cooking package for FREE.  Check out the Blog Contest.

As I said before, Get on the Metabolic Cooking Early Bird List and on April 5th, 20011 the full Metabolic Cooking package becomes available.  It’s worth the investment.

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