Can You Double the Muscle You Build?

Although, I’m not positive as to why, doesn’t it seem like you’re always hearing about ways to double, or even triple your muscle? I don’t think that we stop to consider that double something equates to 200%, certainly not a number to be scoffed at. Nevertheless, I wanted to see what out there could come close to doubling the rate at which I gain muscle. I’ve worked on this for quite a while now and had to bust out a calculator to come up with an equation that would work. What I came up with is, with my current diet and training regimen, I was gaining about 4.5 lbs a month, not a bad number but not great either. With that in mind, I set off to see what could be done so that I could build muscle more rapidly. I was already using something for energy, so I knew that I would be covered there.

To tell you the truth, I’ve actually had to reduce the amount of energy I’ve been getting, so I was definitely all set in that department. Stacking the best supplements I could get my hands on, I now had what I needed to see if I could start gaining a respectable 9 pounds a month (doubling my previous month of gains).

Stacks Are Awesome, If You Are Dedicated to Building Lean Muscle!

It wasn’t easy and it took some modifying of my meal plan, as well as what workouts I was doing, I wasn’t sure if it could be done in time. As the thirty day point was looming, I knew that I looked a little bulkier but I didn’t realistically think that I was anywhere close to my gaining goal.One thing that bugged me about trying to double the muscle building power I had was all of the meals I had to it. It seemed like everyday was another battle with the fork to eat more than I had the past week. I have to admit that more of my gains, this time around, were comprised of fat, which I was fine with. I think that if I do some changing to the supplements that I am stacking, I can reach that point of gaining twice as much muscle.

Burt’s Bees Entering the Protein Market?

In what has to be the wildest thing that I’ve read in a while, it looks like the biggest protein powder makers around may have a new contender, waiting in the wings, and they have a huge brand following. Burt’s Bees is the company that is now releasing a new kind of protein powder. Coming way out of left field, the Burt’s Bees company is most well known for their lip balms and skin creams. Having had an ex who loved the stuff, I can tell you that the Burt’s Bees lip balm is the only one that I will use. In the wintertime, my lips become more susceptible to being chapped than at any other time of the year, and I crave that kind of lip balm. Per serving of the Burt Bee’s Protein and Gut Health powder, there are fifteen grams of protein.

Since Burt’s Bees want to promote a more all-natural way of creating products, their protein powder is created from different sources, not just the same old boring whey that we’re used to. From plants, fruits, and many more sources, you can be sure that you are going to get a wide array of healthy sources of protein, not just filler! I am looking forward to getting to try some of this protein powder, as I am sure that many loyal followers of Burt’s Bees are waiting to do the same. There is even a daily protein powder, with a vanilla flavor, that is less intense on the ingredient side.

What I love about the Burt’s Bees kind of protein is the care taken to select their ingredients. So many protein powders are so worried about you gaining muscle, that they don’t really concentrate on other vitamins and minerals that we all need. Not with Daily Protein, there are actually two entire servings of fruits and vegetables in a serving of the protein powder. Also, for anyone out there will allergies, you’ll be glad to know that the Daily Protein made by Burt’s Bees is both gluten and soy-free! Great for those people who have issues with other protein powders being too harsh on their stomach, I think that the Daily Protein is going to really take off. You’ve likely used their other products on your lips and skin, now you can drink a protein made Burt’s Bees, I imagine that it is going to taste great.

What I remember about applying the Burt’s Bees lip balm was how tough it was to not to lick my lips and remove the balm off of them. The makers of this product know that is isn’t best suited for those outrageous bodybuilders that need upwards of thirty or more grams of protein per scoop. Better yet, the Burt’s Bees Daily Protein is more suited for everyday people with normal physiques that just want to take better care of what they consume. I am still stunned that Burt’s Bees is making a protein product of their own, not because I’m worried about the final product, but because of the departure that it is for the company. After looking through the detailed pictures of the container and hearing about initial impressions of the powder, I have little doubt that we won’t be seeing Daily Protein showing up just about everywhere soon and I, for one, am really looking forward to it.

Is Golfing A Valid Form of Exercise?

For all of my retired readers, it is likely that you are probably going to have a golfing trip planned soon. I can’t believe that I didn’t play more golf growing up, my father was a big fan of the sport and would regularly have it on our television screen. For some reason, I always found the sport to be incredibly boring, until video games had their say. One of the things that always interested me was my father’s golf video game. During this time, video games were not the amazing marvels of technology that we see today. Back then, the graphics weren’t as good but I loved watching my dad play his golf video game and soon I wanted to get in on this experience. I remember that, at first, me and my dad would play games against each other, most of the time I think that he let me win but I would soon get better.

Soon, I was able to have some close golf matches with my dad, even getting to win a couple of times, without being helped. I had quickly built up a small ego about good I would be if we took our rivalry out on a real golf course. I remember pulling up to the driving range because my dad had told me that this would be the best way to get actual experience, before we loaded up a golf cart and actually played 9 or 18 holes. The suggestion that my father made to me did make perfect sense and as we walked up to our area of the driving range, I was prepared to impress him. As I took what would be my first and last swing of golf in a public place, I heard an unmistakable dinging noise and knew what I had done.

As I continued to watch my golf shot, I saw the half of the club that I had accidentally drove right into the metal golf bag stand and watched the shrapnel fly across the range. Thankfully, I didn’t hear anyone laughing at me and I was sure that no one had seen it, except for my dad who was now laughing harder than I had ever heard him do so previously. Needless to say, I had decided that an early retirement from the sport of golfing would best for me, as those clubs can get expensive to replace. Speaking from personal experience, golf is definitely a viable way to get some exercise in. For one, in golfing, you have the option to walk the length of the course, which is great for completing some cardio. It might not sound like much, but every single time that you swing your golf club, you are engaging in a form of physical training. Is golf the best way in the world to exercise?

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No, but that doesn’t mean that, for millions of people that love it, golfing shouldn’t be included as a way for them to stay in shape. Between being outside, walking around, and getting some great conversation and a game in at the same time, it just stand to reason that golf has far too many benefits associated with it, to simply be written off as a game. Having known many who are regulars to get out on the greens during the weekends, it is seen as a enjoyable way to not only lower their golfing strokes but also to get a little cardio done, while they have a great time!