If you’re training for glute growth, you’re going to be working hard. Building new lean mass is a very demanding process; and, as we discussed above it requires constantly challenging your strength. If you’re undereating, you’re definitely not going to see your glutes grow.
If you’re eating on a weight loss mentality, you’re going to need to rethink your nutrition strategy. Your mindset needs to be closer to that of an athlete. You need to provide your body with the fuel it needs to repair and regrow stronger. Don’t be afraid to eat!
The body needs energy to power through workouts that result in stronger, bigger muscles. That energy comes from fueling your body with the high-quality nutrients it needs – complex carbs, protein, and fat.
When many people think of muscle building, they think of a high-protein diet. And protein is incredibly important to help repair and rebuild muscle tissue. If you’re looking to gain muscle mass, protein intake is essential.
However, carbs are also incredibly important in this process; and this is often missed by fitness newbies. Because dieting culture has ingrained into us, that carbs are ‘bad’. However, when it comes to gaining muscle and strength carbs are not the enemy!
Carbs prevent muscle degradation – which is literally the last thing you want if you’re trying to grow your glutes. They also provide the energy for optimal performance; and, for the heavy, hard work of glute building, performance is key. Finally, both carbs and protein play an essential role in muscle repair.
All that to say, make sure you’re fueling properly. Proper nutrition in combination with a solid fitness program that incorporates progressive overload and proper exercise form will lead to the glute gains you’re looking for. Happy booty building!
Looking for more? Check out this video for 3 glute building exercises with technique tips!