How To Bulk Up For Football

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Step 1

What seemed to help me the most, was to make a very detailed list of the foods I would eat on a day to day basis. Doing this helped me understand just exactly what I was putting into my body. Food is so important to helping a football player bulk up, but so is a good weight lifting program. You must find a good weight lifting program weather it is online or a coach at school. To bulk up, I recommend lifting at least four times a week. I follow a program that consists of lifting on these days, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Step 2

Eating healthy may not be enough fuel for your body. You have to take in more calories then you burn in a day. I recommend that you buy a protein source from Muscle Pharm. I personally think that this is the best product out there for your money. It is also legal on the NCAA banned substance list if your an athlete looking to play football after high school. When buying a protein supplement always consult a doctor and know what your putting into your body. Some things may be unsafe for you to take so use extreme caution when purchasing supplements.

Step 3

To bulk up you must eat as many carbohydrates, and proteins as possible. Protein is found in beef, poultry, and fish. You can find out the protein contents on the back of the product under the food label area. Carbohydrates are very important because these are going to be your main energy source. A few foods that contain high amounts of carbs are rice, bread, and fruit. Eat protein and carbs like theres no tomorrow. To bulk up, you should eat nearly 2 times your body weight in protein. For example if you weigh 150 pounds, you showed strive to eat 300 grams of protein that day.

Step 4

Lifting is going to be the biggest part of the process. Eat at least four times a day. These are meals and not snacks. Snacks should be a health choice and not candy or treats. Doing so will not help you bulk up. So choosing a lifting program may be difficult but remember these simple steps. When trying to bulk up, lift heavy weights for few reps, with about a minute in between each set. Lifting light weight for high number or reps will increase your endurance but not your size or build. So an example of this would be to bench a set amount of weight 5 times, for five reps. I would recommend to never lift above 8 reps. Keep it between 3-6 reps to bulk up and build size. Just remember lift as much as you can for around 5 reps and you will do great1

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MAKE sure that any supplement that you buy is cleared by the NCAA this is for your safety. You can find this list online at www.ncaa.com/bandsubstancelist

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I think to many athletes think that to put on weight you need to eat poorly. I'm a firm believer in the saying" you are what you eat."

When did you first do this & how did you get started?

Any football player is going to be told to gain weight and bulk up. Its just a fact, the stronger you are the more its going to help transfer from the weight room to the field.

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