How to Put on Muscle like Tyler Lautner

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Question: I want to know how I can put on 30 pounds of muscle like Tyler Lautner from New Moon did. How much food did he eat to grow like that? Did he train every day all day or something? How long would it take to make those gains?
Answer: Taylor Lautner is 17 to 18 years old and still in his prime growing stage. Hormone levels are naturally high at that age and the fact that he had not trained seriously with weights before made him grow like a weed. Most teenage boys 16 to 19 or even 20 have this potential. The primary factors for his success was first and foremost his will and determination to do what was necessary to grow. His motivation was that he was not the first pick to continue to play “Jacob” in New Moon. He had to add a lot of muscle or lose his starring role so he drew from his Jr. World Championship martial arts discipline and acquired a trainer who put him to work in the gym and at the training table.
How much weight you put on will be determined by your will to find a working solution and stick to it. The first step to achieving this growth is to train intensely. It’s not how long you are in the gym it’s how hard you train while you are there. Get in there, do the work and get out. Showing up day after day is the next step. Being consistent means to be there 4 or 5 days a week mentally prepared to train hard. Now the actual growth occurs while you are sleeping but it can’t occur unless you are well fueled. You will need at least 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight to begin this growth. 1.2 to 1.5 grams would be even better. Carbohydrates like sweet potatoes, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta are another necessary part of the program. The carbs fuel the machine. How many carbs you need can also be determined by your weight and a good rule of thumb is to eat twice as many carbs as you do protein. 2 to 2.5 grams of carbs per pound of bodyweight. Considering your muscles are mostly water and being dehydrates by 2% to 3% can affect your strength by as much as 10%, your water intake should be 96 to 128 ounces of water or approximately one ounce per pound of lean body mass. Your LBM can be determined by a body fat test. Sleep is the final factor. Get the standard 8 hours of sleep each night. It’s during sleep that your body repairs itself and strengthens itself to be able to adapt to the continually increasing resistance training.
To recap: be disciplined, train intensely, train consistently, place as much importance in the quality of food as the quantity but both are necessary, drink water, your muscles are 68% water and sleep but not during class.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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