I got asked to make a video or post about this topic & I don't have a YouTube so here you have it:
✖️"How do you start a lean bulk and what are your favorite glute exercises for muscle growth?"✖️
A lean bulk is when you are working toward gaining muscle mass, while putting on minimal fat. A lot of people end up "dirty bulking" because they don't care how much fat they put on during the bulk. If you want to maintain a nice body composition during your bulk & not have to end up spending so much time cutting body fat after (& if you hate cardio 🙋🏼), then lean bulking is for you! When lean bulking instead of just eating everything in sight 🤣🤦🏼♀️ you should be eating way more nutrient dense foods than processed. Yes, you can fill your macros up with whatever foods you would like (you can google how to figure out how much of each food group you should be eating for your goals), but more nutrient dense foods are always the right way to fall toward. 🥝🥑🥗🍅🍍🍌Also, protein is very important when it comes to your muscles repairing and staying lean - plant protein, lean meats, protein powder supplement are all good options. && never forget to always challenge yourself, if you want to change your body composition/grow muscle you're going to need to feel uncomfortable in the gym. Change happens outside of your comfort zone!
Some of my favorite 🍑 growing exercises (lifting heavy is key!!!!): hip thrusts, RDLs, squat pulses, split squats, hip abductor machine, resistance band work, lower body circuits, cable work, etc.