The purpose of this book is to expose the myths associated with fitness and to provide a system based on the true fundamental principles of physical conditioning.
Says Hofmekler, “Each of us possesses genes that preserve and develop the muscle, and incredibly, the same genes also extend our lives. There is no need for drugs or pills. No need to waste time in prolonged gym classes or boring aerobics sessions. And no need to shove in freaky amounts of protein food all day long.”
According to him all you need is to know what the real triggers of muscle building are and what you need to do to turn on this natural muscle-building mechanism.
Ori Hofmekler explains that there are certain nutrition and exercise protocols that have been shown to help build muscle, maintain health and promote longevity, while others have the opposite effect.
Unfortunately due to a lack of knowledge most of us have no idea what is the right approach.
There are five essential components of a nutritional protocol to build muscle.
One of the fundamental principles of the muscle growth diet presented in this book is that it is beneficial for us to eat light and raw foods in the daylight hours, while the evening meal should be more dense and cooked.
This dietary structure allows us to remove toxins, burn fat, and stay alert during the day. And at night it will promote replenishment of nutrients, rejuvenation, relaxation, and sleep. It also improves the activity of insulin in our body, helps to keep appetite under control and maintains the optimal function of our hormonal and metabolic systems.
Advice is also provided on what you should eat after exercise, recommended antioxidant supplements, and calorie restriction or intermittent fasting for longevity.
Whey protein, yogurt, kefir, eggs, organic cheese, grass-fed meat, free-range chicken, wild-catch fish, legumes, seeds, grains, berries, pomegranates, bananas, green vegetables, coconut, almonds, pistachios, cashews, chia seeds, avocado, dark chocolate.
Whey protein with yogurt and blueberries
Eggs with green salad
Ori Hofmekler asserts that humans are programmed specifically for short intense bursts of exercise because these are the types of activities that were essential for the survival of our species.
This type of training yields the best results in terms of muscle building and prevention of aging by various mechanisms including sparing the muscle mitochondria from damage, increasing your muscle’s glycogen-loading capacity, and improving your muscle fiber quality.
Your workouts should combine strength, speed, and endurance while preferably including explosive elements. For example, you may combine heavy weight training with speed punching or combine squat exercises with sprinting. For best results your workouts should never exceed thirty minutes.
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Unlock Your Muscle Gene is a muscle growth diet designed to help you reshape your body and reach your optimal potential for muscle gain. It will appeal to those who are dedicated and willing to make a dramatic change in their approach to diet and exercise in order to achieve a transformation in their physical appearance and health.