As most of you know, my focus has always been on ways to objectively increase a trainee’s power output on individual exercises.
I’ve never done any independent research into diet.
But over the years I’ve noticed that many people require a LOT of additional calories in order to see lean mass gain show up on the scale.
Since a pound of muscle contains about 600 calories, you might think you just have to eat an extra 600 or so calories and your body would have what it needs to pack on that much muscle.
But all the anecdotal evidence I’ve seen seems to point to people needing a heck of a lot more than that in terms of surplus calories.
Many people have reported needing 4,000 calories or more every day for weeks in order to see an increase in lean mass.
So Here’s My Question
What’s your experience in terms of required calories to build significant muscle mass?
(Please comment below.)