Monday, October 25, 2010

My Own Theory

I believe that in order to obtain more muscle size that you have to increase the bodies blood volume.  We have all felt the wonderful muscle pump that is a benefit of weight training.  The pump is simply blood rushing to the worked muscle tissue. The blood delivers vital nutrients and oxygen to the muscle to help with the tissue damage.  The more blood you pump into the muscle the greater the contraction and the bigger the muscle gets.  When the muscle fills with blood, the blood vessels and capillaries increase in size to accommodate the surge of blood. More fluid and substrates are able to get into the muscles to rebuild.

How do you increase the blood volume.  This is done by diet.  Drink plenty of water and up your iron intake. Spinach, red meats, broccoli and green leafy vegetables, and dessicated liver tablets will produce more blood.  When you eat these foods you will notice that when you weight train your muscles will be really pumped and full looking. This added blood volume will help you keep the muscle active.

Poor diets and lack of exercise decreases blood volume and tissue size.

So I believe that a key component of building muscle size is to increase the bodies blood production.  Now go eat some red meat, take a handful of livers, and a down a big bowl of greens.  Create more blood.

Tags: increasing blood volume, daryl conant, Ron Kosloff, Vince Gironda


  1. Cool man let me ask you do 1-2 hours of steady cardio during precontest?

  2. Do you chew the dessicated livers? I've tried and they are horrible tasting. I still swallow them alone though and seem to digest alright.

  3. Mark,
    For best results you have to chew them. Dessicated liver is food, so you want to chew them to allow your digestive enzymes to activate and breakdown the protein. Swallowing the tablets whole makes it a little harder to digest. Thanks for the question.

  4. Because aspirin thins the blood, does this have a negative affect for the bodybuilder who may be taking them??

  5. I hope this isn't against the advice of Daryl but I've been chewing liver tablets for a couple years now and I had a big problem trying to chew and swallow these nasty tasting tablets without gagging. I've solved my problem by chewing five pistachio nuts for each liver tablet I take together and this has neutralized the bad taste for me.

  6. No effect with taking aspirin that i know of. Livers help nourish the blood system.