: Episode 571 - Vinnie and Andy discuss a listener question about building muscle without bulking up.
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An avid listener and kayaker
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Called in and had a great phone call with Vinnie
Was under the impression that you had to eat more calories (whether they were good or bad) to gain muscle
BUILDING MUSCLE WITHOUT BULKING UP
You don't necessarily need to take in more calories/carbs to get lean muscle
Your muscles may get bigger this way, but so does your stomach
Andy was 6'5 and ~140 lbs, they made him try to "bulk up" by putting tons of powders into milkshakes and such
He got some fat around the middle which he didn't need
Makes you feel a 'pump', but doesn't help muscle growth and can hurt your health
Your muscles will build at the same rate, whether you're 17 or 70
You won't RECOVER as fast, but your muscles still break down/divide/rebuild at the same rate
Packing on extra calories does