Welcome to Season 2 of our UNCENSORED Podcasts!
What really is muscle growth? Do you think it has been studied and understood by scientists?
In the bodybuilding community, there is a strong belief that we don’t have any research on muscle growth and muscle building.
That’s not true.
There are a ton of papers on this subject, the results are just not what we would like them to be, that’s why it’s usually brushed under the table.
A New Way of Thinking about Muscle Growth
We’ve always been lead to believe that you need to “boost your muscle growth”, find ways to eat more protein, more calories, basically do everything you can to stimulate your muscles to grow even more.
The only issue with this approach is that you can’t do it, because it’s impossible without the use of drugs.
Today, Barban and Pilon will show you how the typical approach, as explained by others who focus on bro-science in this industry, is completely the opposite to how your body REALLY works.
To explain this in simple terms, let’s imagine your body works like a car and you are the driver. In this case, you would have one foot on the gas and the other one on the brake. However, in this case, you can’t press your foot further down on the gas pedal: you already are crashing the floor with it.
What you need to do is something else – you need to completely remove the other foot from the brake. Because once you get your other foot off the brake, the car starts going forward. To complete the analogy, your body starts growing.
The minute you are born, you start growing, but let’s take away juvenile muscle growth and even steroid induced growth from this to make things really simple.
Now, you may be saying, if this is true then why don’t I already have a 20 inch bicep, right?
Well, here’s how this works. Your body has a predefined way of growth, so if you are supposed to be 190 pounds at 6’1” it will try to get there by default and it will ALWAYS try getting there until you are 190 and 6’1”.
If your body isn’t where it should be yet, then it’s not because you haven’t done enough to boost the growth, yet it’s rather because you haven’t removed the things that are preventing your body from growing the way it wants.
Let me repeat: Your body wants to grow, however there are roadblocks called inhibitors that are preventing it from growing.
These inhibitors can be nutritional, environmental and even mental. There are also genetic inhibitors that keep the body from uncontrolled or unchecked growth, which like it or not is not something you would want. (ex: a tumor or cancer is an example of uncontrolled or unchecked growth)
So some inhibitors have to be there.
In essense, what you can do is find a way to remove some of them, so your body can reach it’s full potential.
In today’s UNCENSORED training, you will discover and learn:
- Why removing inhibitors is a way to go to build more muscle
- How many calories you need to eat to build 5 pounds of muscle a month
- Some of the inhibitors that are preventing your body from growing
- Why studies on rats are completely irrelevant when making a point about human body
- Why ‘extra’ protein will not help you build muscle
- The reason behind “How I gained 30 pounds with this workout” marketing stories and why they’re all likely true, and also to be expected
- More insights from the Disinhibition theory of muscle growth that makes most fitness marketing seem outdated
- Why running marathons might be detrimental to muscle growth