What Causes Muscle Growth

There are many factors that influence muscle growth including:

Genetic predisposition


Training Program

Training Status (beginner vs advanced)


Pain Tolerance

Drug Use

You’ll notice that nutrition isn’t one of the factors. Once you’ve hit your daily require of how much protein you need to gain muscle then there is little nutrition can do for muscle growth, but this fact is largely ignored by the supplement and bodybuilding community hence the ‘eat to get big’ mantra.

In this podcast we’ll discuss:

What causes muscle growth

The main drivers to muscle growth

The misinterpretation of calories for muscle growth and the limited role nutrition plays.

How to properly view muscle growth (balloons not bricks)


About Allen Elliott

Allen is the Editor-In Chief of the Adonis Index Blog, bringing you weekly articles on contest prep, transformation testimonials' and much more!

Additionally he is a published Fitness Personality, Certified Personal Trainer, and National Competitor in the NPC Men's Physique Division.

Last but not least, as an Adonis/Venus Index Transformation Coach, he works to provide guided solutions for people who sincerely strive to meet their fitness goals.

Being a fitness model and competitor gives him a lot of valuable insights that nobody else talks about. Among other things, he will teach you how to prepare for a live show or a fitness photoshoot yourself.

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