5 Tips for Gaining Muscle

By Jeff Millet

One of the biggest goals, of the male clients I work with, is to gain weight and muscle.

The #1 thing they need to do is increase caloric intake. 

You can achieve this by: 

  • Adding more calorie dense foods into your diet. 

  • Eat more often, 5-6 meals/snacks / day.

  • Increasing protein and healthy fat intake.

  • Increase daily intake by 4-500 calories

  • Lift Heavy weight, on a results proven program

This will add around 4 pounds/month.




When talking about eating habits with my clients, I find that most people either skip breakfast, or eat very little.  

Usually it consists of carbohydrates dense foods, like waffles, toast, and cereal etc.  

There is nothing wrong with someone that is trying to gain weight, eating these things.  But they need to add in more protein and fat calories to accompany the meal.

Add in calorie dense foods like avocados, nut butters, fish, meat, olive oil, nuts, and dried fruit. 

The other huge part of getting bigger and gaining weight, is lifting heavy weights ( resistance training).

If you follow a well designed training plan, and make these adjustments to your diet, you will start getting bigger...... and stronger.

Northcore has been providing clients in the shoreline, edmonds, mountlake terrace, and seattle area with proven results for 7 years. We provide training for athletes, as well as personal training, nutrition counseling for weight gain and loss.

We pride ourselves in being the best at what we do. 



If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to email or call me.