One of the worst bulking misconceptions is you have free reign to eat, and eat, and eat some more with wild abandon and disregard for sugar, carbs, and salt. You won't fill out your frame with lean muscle and minimal fat. But you will bulk your gut with visceral fat. What you really need to do is increase your training volume and your calories with the right kind of food.

Just as doing leg extensions won’t add muscle like doing squats, eating the wrong foods won’t get you the muscular lean body you crave. Easy, healthy bulking is all about eating an excess of quality food sources that will minimize fat gain, maximize muscle growth, and keep your joints, heart, and metabolism functioning in top shape. Here are 9 foods that do just that. Say hello to your new and improved body.