Just like training, nutrition is vital for optimizing your testosterone levels and increasing muscle size. You need rich intake of proteins and calories to make the most of your testosterone treatment. Testosterone will only bring results if you have enough proteins and calories stored in your muscles.
This is due to the positive nitrogen balance explained in the previous pages. Mass gains are only stimulated if you load up your carbohydrate reserves to the max; otherwise it will be impossible to gain mass, and instead you will lose what you worked so hard to gain.
Don’t skip meals, always prioritize healthy foods and eat if you are hungry! If you lose a lot of gains after your treatment, examine your diets composition to make sure that it is rich in amino acids and sufficient dietary supplements.
It is important to weigh yourself regularly and monitor your muscles size and shape in the mirror to observe your progress and adapt your diet if necessary.
It’s as simple as that!
You must not neglect any aspect of this equation.
Testosterone is an ANABOLIC steroid. Okay, but what does “ANABOLIC” mean?
Anabolism is a reaction that allows your muscles to synthesize essential metabolites (proteins, carbs, amino acids, etc.) from the elements provided in your diet and various dietary supplements.
This will encourage new tissue development and muscle growth.
Steroids promote anabolism by creating a positive nitrogen balance in your muscles.
If your diet is this large then you must take advantage of the anabolism to provide your body what it needs to renew your muscle tissue and acquire the muscle mass your want.
During bulking gains you should consume more than you need so that you have considerable energy reserves at your body’s disposal.
Then it can store fats and you will gain the desired mass.
Here is an example of a 4000-calorie day, which is a rather heavy diet.
For dry mass gains, you must not consume too many or too few calories. If your body doesn’t store fat you will gain dry hard mass.
You won’t gain as much weight because bulking is not the objective.
Here is an example 2500-calorie day:
And to show you that these diets are not so restrictive, here is a valid example for both dry mass gains as well as bulking.
All you have to do is adjust the quantities.
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As you’ve noticed, there are 1001 ways to adapt your diet that are not too restrictive and are even enjoyable.
Now it’s your turn.