10 Rules to Eating for Mass

Live by these rules for maximize muscle gains.


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Pssst! Come here. C’mon . . .closer. We’ve got a secret for you — a diet secret that will allow you to add loads of sinewy mass to your physique, the way the pros do. In fact, it’s a secret all the pros already know and the one that, if you ever hope to get to their size, you need to know, too. The secret is . . . there ain’t no secret. Sorry if that disappoints you. But when it comes to eating for mass, there are no clandestine shortcuts or magical elixirs. You just need to eat foods that you’re already familiar with and you need to consume them in large quantities.

However, although there may not be any secrets to eating for size, there are rules — 10, to be exact. Know and live by these rules and you will gain the mass you want. And when we say live by them we mean live by them. Bodybuilding, after all, is a life- style, not a part-time hobby. You shouldn’t expect to grow following a diet only some of the time, any more than if you hit the weights only some of the time. It’s about a commitment to the body- building lifestyle that counts, which means 24/7/365 focus, discipline and drive. Remember: every time you eat a meal, you are bodybuilding. So, eat well and eat often.

Although individual results will vary, you can expect to gain in the neighborhood of five pounds per month, especially if you follow the training precepts set out in the Winter Mass Attack plan. For example, if your goal is about five pounds of quality muscle, stick with this plan for about a month; 10 pounds for two months, and so on. Now, read through our list of rules and then get yourself to the supermarket.


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