Jeff Anderson

Sweet Mass Building Secret To Build More Muscle After Your Workout!

I’m not sure how to tell you this but…

…you’re losing muscle.

It’s not your fault really, but your taste buds are betraying you and are holding you back from getting INSANE muscle growth from your workouts.

That’s ok.

I have a sweet little solution for you…

You see, food conglomerates have dumped loads of salt into all of our foods.

Even a lot of the meat you get in the grocery is “plumped up” with injected sodium to make it look bigger, weigh more, and COST more!

And although you do need salt in your diet, too much of it causes your potassium levels to take a nosedive.

“So what?” you may ask.

Well without sufficient potassium…

  • Your muscles don’t contract intensely enough during your workouts
  • Your central nervous system doesn’t function as well (ALL muscle fiber stimulation begins with activation of your central nervous system!)
  • Muscle glycogen levels aren’t maximized
  • Protein synthesis is degraded
  • Muscle cell growth is inhibited
  • Anabolic hormones (like test0ster0ne) slow to a trickle

Got Your Attention Now?

During our caveman days, salt intake was rare and potassium levels were consumed at about 10 grams per day.

That’s about 500% higher than the average person gets today!

Combined with massive the massive sodium intake we all get from food today, is there any question you’re not seeing the muscle gains you SHOULD be getting from your workouts?

Well, as promised, I have a solution for you…

Sweet Post Workout Secret
For Maxed Out Mass Building!

You know that you need a post-workout protein shake immediately after your workouts, right?

And you know that your muscles are low on glycogen and needs a shotgun blast of sugar to recover and build new muscle.

Well, the next time you whip up your smoothie in the blender, sweeten it with…

BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES!

Molasses is a thick dark syrup produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane and it’s absolutely LOADED with potassium.

It also contains other minerals necessary for proper assimilation of potassium so it’s supercharged for muscle growth.

Another thing that makes this such a powerful mass-builder is that molasses is highly ALKALINE, so it decreases muscle acidity that can cause muscle wasting after your workouts.

This is a topic I talk a LOT about in my Hardgainer Project X program (www.HardgainerProjectX.com).

In fact, molasses naturally supports several necessary functions of a hardgainer bodybuilding routine:

  • It jacks up potassium levels for muscle growth
  • It increases pH levels for an alkaline environment
  • It helps boost anabolic hormone output

My favorite way to get a jolt of mass-building molasses?

In a blender, combine 2 cups Almond milk… 1 large frozen ripe banana (even MORE potassium!)… 4 Tbsp natural peanut butter… 2 scoops vanilla whey protein isolate… and 1/2 cup black strap molasses

As an alternerative, I buy bulk blackstrap molasses powder to save a ton on cost.

Here’s where I buy it:  http://www.bulkfoods.com/molasses.asp

Add this to your post workout protein shake and see the difference in your muscle gains!

Sweeeeet! ;-)

23 Responses to “Sweet Mass Building Secret To Build More Muscle After Your Workout!”

  1. adeel says:

    Hi Jeff, I love you man, always got great information. another 2 3 hundred thousand trainers and teachers like you, this world would be a much fitter place… honestly man, your the greatest…

    p.s, Im 3% away from seeing my six pack using your optimum anabolics program, just shades of the packs are coming out right now, and anyone reading this please, please, do yourself a favour and buy http://www.optimumanabolics.com/

  2. theironsloth says:

    I always eat a banana pre and post workout. Glad to hear it has a benefir I didn’t even know about.

  3. Adry Bright says:

    why would you use Almond milk ?

    • gabe brolly says:

      Almond milk is really tasty and provides great protein with adequate carbs but more importantly is your good fats efa’s etc, and yes it’s surprisingly very tasty give it a go

  4. Ian S says:

    Instead of mixing my protien powder with water I juice some cucumber :-
    Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Energy 65 kJ (16 kcal)
    Carbohydrates 3.63 g
    Sugars 1.67 g
    Dietary fiber 0.5 g
    Fat 0.11 g
    Protein 0.65 g
    Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.027 mg (2%)
    Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.033 mg (2%)
    Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.098 mg (1%)
    Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.259 mg (5%)
    Vitamin B6 0.040 mg (3%)
    Folate (Vit. B9) 7 μg (2%)
    Vitamin C 2.8 mg (5%)
    Calcium 16 mg (2%)
    Iron 0.28 mg (2%)
    Magnesium 13 mg (4%)
    Phosphorus 24 mg (3%)
    Potassium 147 mg (3%)
    Zinc 0.20 mg (2%)
    and celery then into the blender
    a banana :
    Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Energy 371 kJ (89 kcal)
    Carbohydrates 22.84 g
    Sugars 12.23 g
    Dietary fiber 2.6 g
    Fat 0.33 g
    Protein 1.09 g
    Vitamin A equiv. 3 μg (0%)
    Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.031 mg (2%)
    Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.073 mg (5%)
    Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.665 mg (4%)
    Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.334 mg (7%)
    Vitamin B6 0.367 mg (28%)
    Folate (Vit. B9) 20 μg (5%)
    Vitamin C 8.7 mg (15%)
    Calcium 5 mg (1%)
    Iron 0.26 mg (2%)
    Magnesium 27 mg (7%)
    Phosphorus 22 mg (3%)
    Potassium 358 mg (8%)
    Zinc 0.15 mg (1%)
    an avocado :-
    {Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Energy 670 kJ (160 kcal)
    Carbohydrates 8.53 g
    Sugars 0.66 g
    Dietary fiber 6.7 g
    Fat 14.66 g
    saturated 2.13 g
    monounsaturated 9.80 g
    polyunsaturated 1.82 g
    Protein 2 g
    Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.067 mg (5%)
    Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.130 mg (9%)
    Niacin (Vit. B3) 1.738 mg (12%)
    Pantothenic acid (B5) 1.389 mg (28%)
    Vitamin B6 0.257 mg (20%)
    Folate (Vit. B9) 81 μg (20%)
    Vitamin C 10 mg (17%)
    Calcium 12 mg (1%)
    Iron 0.55 mg (4%)
    Magnesium 29 mg (8%)
    Phosphorus 52 mg (7%)
    Potassium 485 mg (10%)
    Zinc 0.64 mg (6%)
    I Live in The Netherlands and haven’t found the Blackstrap molasses… YET !

  5. gabe brolly says:

    Awesome article Jeff, totally wasn’t aware of the potassium trick but yes have been taking organic molasses for a little while now, a couple of spoonfulls along with a nice big dollop of manuka honey for sweetness and all its benefits and my insides have never felt better, no more ibs or corrosive duodenitis from NSAIDS. Keep up the great work and keep the info coming.

  6. mike rayburn says:

    banana before workout. skim milk 2 raw eggs and scoop of whey for post workout. within an hour ,I eat tuna or chicken.

  7. kenb says:

    I just looked at the Nutrition Facts label for molasses powder at http://www.bulkfoods.com and the only mineral it lists is 55 mg sodium, although the text with the product states “High in minerals including: calcium, iron, and potassium.” How much K is actually in it?

  8. Adrian Baker says:

    Blackstrap molasses is great.
    Two points :
    It seems that it is important to use Organic Blackstrap molasses because of all the pesticides etc
    that will be in the non organic product.
    Possibly the amount of sugar you will get if you use a lot.

    Thanks for your great information and your courses.

    Adrian

  9. mike says:

    in my post workout smoothies I always use banannas and kiwis. Both are excellent sources of potassium. Pumpkin and papaya are also packed with K. If I opt for a small meal instead of a smoothie then I like to eat a whole avocado with my meat and carbo . An awesome source of mufa and yes these are also full of potassium.

  10. Brad says:

    is Blackstrap molassas a brand or a type of molassas? how does it differ from “grandmas organic” or any other organic molassas?
    thanks,

  11. Major Narayanan says:

    Excellent tip which I shall use it to the full !
    Thanks a ton !

  12. DonF says:

    Thanks Jeff, I’m excited about molasses, but I’m now looking for powdered molasses without maltodextrin.

    The blackstrap molasses powder at bulkfoods.com is apparently 25% maltodextrin.

    A quote from their site: “Ing: Molasses and Maltodextrin (corn). Our molasses powder contains 75% blackstrap molasses.”

    Many people are allergic to maltodextrin.

    A quote from gleukos.com:

    “Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates often contain some vitamins and minerals that
    are required to assist assimilation of the carbohydrate into the body’s energy processes. In
    one sense, nature packages them this way, so that the complex carbohydrates bring their
    own digestive and energy cofactors with them, into the body. Conversely, maltodextrin
    typically contains very little, if any vitamins and minerals to assist with its own digestion
    and assimilation. Because of this, consuming maltodextrin may actually reduce the amount
    of vitamins and minerals in the body. Due to the large size of maltodextrin, it uses more
    vitamins and minerals than will a simple carbohydrate, which can lead to a net decrease in
    an athlete’s vitamin and mineral status over time. ”

    And from proteinfactory.com:

    “Do NOT use maltodextrin if you wish to reduce bodyfat. Instead use products like our Oatmuscle or Instant Oatmuscle. Maltodextrin will make you more apt to gain bodyfat because of its high glycemic rating.” (proteinfactory.com also states that maltodextrin has glycemic index of 100, the highest.)

    I have enough body fat already. Also, I am very suspicious of ALL corn products and I avoid them when I can. Maltodextrin is made from corn in USA.

    So I’m looking for a non maltodextrin form of powdered molasses.

  13. rod says:

    hi guys, love the info from your programs, i have a perfect high potassium post workout food, bannanas, find they are awsome its hard to tell how much they are responsable for my gains because do predominantly live on raw fruit, the rest of the diet being raw veges and nuts and seeds, but i am gaining faster than my friends who are on the same program and i seem to be recovering quicker. anywaytry bannans they seem to really help.

    rod

  14. Randall says:

    This article states that sodium is good for bodybuilding and has a scientific, rational basis for their claiml http://chemo.net/sodium-.htm

  15. Eduardo says:

    Hi Jeff…Always enjoy your articles and suggestions…How about a pre-workout concusion to increase energy levels? Any suggestions….Thank You..All the way fron San Juan Puerto Rico!!!!!!!

  16. Joey says:

    How much of the black strap molasses powder do you use in your protein drink? i know you said half cup but you said the powder was your alternate.

  17. Tom says:

    Hi Jeff, I added Organic Blackstrap Molasses,1/2 cup to my post shake and it made it sickening sweet. Do we really need 1/2 cup do get its full benefits? What is the least amount I can use for full benefits?

  18. Bill says:

    Jeff, I acquired your “Hardgainer Project X” program for my grandson, however, we did not receive the HPX Workout Guide. All we have to go on is the one day sample workout. We don’t know what to do past the one day workout. For some reason, the HPX Workout Guide was not included with the program we received. We have been wingin it up to now, but, I don’t think our format is even close to being correct. Please help !!!

  19. Owen says:

    I notice a lot of references to our “cavemen” ancestors in the bodybuilding world these days. Is there any real proof that cavemen were actually muscular?

    • You’ve never heard of the Tourok Classic? Oh yeah, it was a HUUUUGE bodybuilding event! Cave hotties lined up in pink bearskin bikinis and everything!

      It’s generally assumed that while our ancestors didn’t “lift weights”, their daily activities required them to be both strong as well as built for endurance. I imagine there was quite a bit of ass-whoopin as well in order to score the hottest cave-ho.

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