Weight Gainers & Carbohydrates
If you want to build not only muscles, but also mass and gain weight, you should pay attention to important things during training and nutrition. We give you all the information about which carbohydrates and weight gainer products are suitable for this and how you can best adapt your training.
Basics for healthy mass building and weight gain
Mass building is about gaining weight and building lots of muscle – but without drastically increasing the fat percentage. However, since more calories are consumed than expended for this goal, a slight increase in fat can often not be completely avoided. Therefore, after the mass buildup often follows the so-called definition phase, in which the excess fat is reduced again. The best mass gain is achieved with the right combination of training and nutrition.
Train for mass gain
To build up muscles, classic strength training is recommended, in which you train with high weights and few repetitions. The high load from the weights should animate your muscles to grow quickly. It is best to choose the weights so that you can do between six and eight repetitions – no more! Beginners should start with two training units per week, professionals can start with three units. Important are the regeneration phases between the days on which you train.
The right diet for muscle building
In addition to training, nutrition also plays a crucial role in gaining weight. To gain weight, you need to eat more calories than you consume every day. However, convenience foods and fast foods are not a good choice. These meals contain too many empty carbohydrates, whose energy is released too quickly. Foods with complex carbohydrates, such as whole grain products, pasta, oatmeal and rice, are recommended. These products provide you with the necessary and long-lasting energy for your workout.
In addition to complex carbohydrates, proteins are also particularly important for building mass. Proteins significantly support the build-up of muscles and should therefore be taken in sufficiently with the food. A guideline is two grams of protein per kilogram per day in the mass phase. So that the kidneys are not overloaded by the proteins, you should also drink enough – between three and five liters a day are recommended.
In addition, the body should of course be supplied with sufficient minerals and vitamins. Also fats – namely the unsaturated fatty acids – are healthy and important for the body.
Weight gainer as an optimal support for the diet
In order to specifically support the build-up of mass, there are special dietary supplements, so-called weight gainers. These help to consume the necessary plus of the right calories per day so that athletes can gain weight and muscle mass. These dietary supplements are usually integrated into everyday life in the form of shakes or drinking meals.
Advantages of weight gainers
Weightgainers are one thing above all: practical! The optimal mix of highly concentrated proteins and carbohydrates ensures that you can consume more calories without having to eat large amounts of food. With little effort and a normal amount of food, your body gets so many high-quality calories delivered.
This means no extensive cooking or stuffing yourself with tons of food is necessary. The weight gainer supplements contain the calories in such a high quality and compressed way that small amounts of them are quite enough. Thus, the weight gain powders and weight gain shakes form an optimal supplement to your normal diet and support in a simple way mass building and muscle growth.
The nutritional supplements in powder form are also very easy to dose and you always know how many calories you are currently taking in and how you can best distribute them throughout the day. Weight gainers are therefore a practical aid in mass building.
Two variants of weight gainer products
Basically, there are two different product variants that you can use for mass building. On the one hand, carbohydrate products or carbohydrate complexes. On the other hand, special weight gainers: These are dietary supplements that are composed of several ingredients.
Weight gainer ingredients
The components of weight gainers usually consist of a protein source, such as Whey protein, and a quickly digestible carbohydrate – mostly maltodextrin. Maltodextrin is a multiple sugar made from corn and wheat starch that is very easily absorbed by the body. Thus, the product provides the necessary calories without burdening the digestion.
A good weight gainer has proteins of vegetable and animal origin and combines milk and whey proteins with other protein vegetable substances. Thus, the body is well supplied with various proteins and can process them optimally.
So that your body can utilize the calories and proteins in the best possible way, weight gainer powders and shakes usually contain high-quality vitamins and minerals. Through the combination of all ingredients, you can take easily digestible, high-quality carbohydrates and proteins to you and at the same time specifically support the muscle building.
Weight gainer dosage
It is best to take the Weight Gainer Shake daily in addition to your normal diet or use the Weight Gainer to replace a complete meal. It is recommended to drink the supplement in the evening about one to two hours before going to bed, so that the body can absorb all the nutrients overnight. If you have problems with gaining weight, you can also take two Weight Gainer portions a day.
Weight gain for hardgainer
Some people have to really fight to gain weight. These people are called hardgainers: Thanks to their genetics, they have a very high metabolism and calories are burned very quickly. At first glance, this doesn’t sound so bad. But when hardgainers want to gain mass and muscles, it is quite difficult.
Weight gainers can help here as well. Thanks to the optimal composition of ingredients, hardgainers can consume a larger amount of calories with the help of the dietary supplement. Hardgainers should consume a particularly large amount of carbohydrates, preferably up to 60% of the daily diet. Then the metabolism has enough “stuff” to burn and does not have to resort to valuable proteins. In addition, hardgainers are recommended to supply the body with calories and nutrients every three hours.
In our store you will find a wide selection of weight gainer supplements for mass building – for the professional athlete to hardgainers. If you are not sure which product is best for you, feel free to contact us!