Fred “Biggie” Smalls details the key to building muscle mass without gaining too much fat.
Beyond being a pro bodybuilder, Fred “Biggie” Smalls is also a tried and true trainer who has helped hundreds of clients and bodybuilders improve their physique. For those looking to build muscle mass, and especially for competitive bodybuilders, bulking is key to putting on size. But there is a delicate balance of building muscle vs gaining fat. In our latest GI Exclusive interview, Fred “Biggie” Smalls shares key insight into how to bulk without gaining too much fat.
Bulking and cutting is a normal part of a bodybuilding cycle. While not all competitors do it, it’s fairly common to have a bulking phase to gain size and then a cutting phase to bring it down to sharp conditioning. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want during the bulking phase. The more fat that’s built over muscle, the harder cutting later becomes.
That’s why during our video conversation with Fred “Biggie” Smalls we asked him to share key tips on how to best bulk and build muscle without gaining too much fat. According to Smalls, it’s all about the frequency of which you eat clean vs dirty foods.
Successful bulking is directly tied to metabolism and also hunger. Depending on the kinds of food you eat, it will effect both. If you eat heavy dirty food, you’ll find yourself full for much longer than when you eat clean meals. The problem is, if you eat too often, you’ll slow down your metabolism. This causes your body to hold on to stored fat longer. This isn’t good.
That’s why Fred Smalls suggests finding a way to time out and balance a diet mixed with clean and dirty foods. Find the right balance, and you’ll be avoiding overeating and slowing down your metabolism. Of course, if you eat too much dirty food – you’ll store more fat via the nutritional value of the food.
Each body is different – but Fred Smalls shares some of his suggestions in the video to get you on the right track. Starting with Smalls’ suggestions and adjusting to match your specific genetics is the best way to start improving your bulking – and start making even bigger gains when it comes to muscle.
During our conversation, Fred “Biggie” Smalls also dives into carb cycling and his tactics with cardio. If you’re looking to learn not only about bulking but effective cutting techniques as well, this video is the perfect guide towards changing up your routine and improving your overall physique.
You can check out Fred “Biggie” Smalls full comments in the GI Exclusive interview segment above.