It seems simple enough — to get bigger, you need to eat more. But there’s more to it than that.

We’ve seen too many people go through “bulk” phases that involve eating everything in sight — pizza, buffalo wings, alfredo pasta, cookies, chips, etc. — and call it their means to putting on significant muscle mass. Remember what we said yesterday about all calories not being equal? Well, it’s doubly true when you are eating many more of them.

Just like we said before, it’s not always about the amount of calories you’re eating, but the quality. Even in a bulking phase, where you are definitely going to be upping your calorie intake, you want to make sure those calories are high-quality ones that serve a purpose, and not loads of empty calories that will only serve to add more undue body fat.

Obviously, you’ll need more clean calories in your everyday diet to accomplish a muscle-mass gain that’s significant, and most of these should come from food — eggs, milk, lean meats, complex carbs, vegetables, etc. But you can easily add a large, quality-calorie increase (or two) a day with a good gainer shake.

GAINER7  is one of the cleanest gainer products available, offering more than 700 calories per serving without weighing you down the bad way — with fat and sugar. The carb blend in GAINER7 is primarily derived from whole wheat, maltodextrin and dextrose, for a staggered release of blood sugar and anabolic insulin, without the vicious spike and crash you’d get from cheaper, faster-burning sugars.

MASS COMPLEX delivers your muscles the fuel needed for optimal growth. MASS COMPLEX also contains a natural digestive enzyme complex to improve digestion and assimilation, thus reducing bloating commonly associated with other weight gain supplements. Low in fat and sugar!

MASS FUZION’s carbohydrate blend is designed not only to increase glycogen for improved amino acid delivery, but also to signal a big spike in insulin in the blood. This natural anabolic hormone, produced by the pancreas, is one of the most potent substances there is that can be naturally found in the body for muscle-building. MASS FUZION promotes insulin production post-workout with InsuCell-K, a formula designed to increase blood insulin levels. InsuCell-K also includes KreAlkalyn and Beta-Alanine, both shown to enhance muscle growth, strength and power in conjunction with each other.