Muscle Gain Myths and Truths

Last updated: July 8, 2020, at 2:09 p.m. PT

Originally published: July 3, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. PT

Muscle Gains

There’s so much information out there about nutrition, physical fitness, and overall wellness. Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s not! Here are a few common myths and truths about muscle gain to help. 

Myth

  • You need to eat as many calories as humanly possible to build muscle. 
  • You need to eat extremely high amounts of protein to preserve your muscle. 
  • You need to eat six meals a day if you want to make gains. 
  • You should train every single day to maximize muscle. 

Truth

  • You simply need to eat in a small calorie surplus to build muscle. 
  • You only need to eat .8-1.2 grams of protein per point of bodyweight. 
  • Meal frequency isn’t as important as hitting your calorie goals. 
  • Train hard, but make sure you allow yourself time to recover. 
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