Your Perfect Muscle-Building Day
The hour-by-hour guide to building more muscle, all day long.
1. Eat a homemade dinner
After a long day of work, the last thing many guys want to do is hop behind the kitchen counter to whip up a gourmet meal. However, now isn’t the time to ruin your perfect day by hitting up the drive-thru on the way home. Top off your nutrition with a blend of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Don’t be afraid of piling on the carbohydrates. Provided you’ve kept your consumption in check throughout the rest of the day, the increased carb intake might actually help you sleep better at night.
2. Limit the booze
A stressful day might tempt you to indulge in some evening cocktails. However, the excess booze intake could be detrimental to your hard work in the gym. While alcohol in moderation poses little threat to growing muscles, overconsumption decreases key hormone production and ruins sleep (not to mention the extra added calories). To build your optimum physique, keep alcohol consumption to a minimum (0-2 drinks/night).