Welcome to Mainland Lifters! This website is hosted by Thomas (AKA Tom the monster), Carlos (AKA Carlito the menace), and Daniel (AKA Danny the lifting machine), to bring you information that you will need to become like us; a big, shredded, lifting powerhouse. The most important thing that you can do to get you those muscular gains is by going to the gym and lifting hard and heavy. Going to the gym is not the only thing that will bring you results, diet is a critical factor in gaining size, definition, and both anaerobic and aerobic endurance.
If you are a beginner starting to go to the gym, it is important that you start going with someone that has experience in the gym and knows proper techniques on how to lift. If these techniques are not known, you can end up seriously hurting yourself both in the short and long term. For example, when you are squatting, it is important to keep your back straight, head up, feet shoulder width apart, and not lock out your knees. Forgetting to do one or more of these things can lead to serious injury which can also delay you from getting back in the gym.
Knowing what to eat is as important as knowing how to lift. Depending on the results you are trying to achieve, different diets should be followed. If you are trying to bulk up as much as you can, you should follow a diet with a high caloric intake focusing on your macros (protein, carbs, fats). If you are trying to get lean and lose some fat, you are probably going to want to reduce your caloric intake, increase your protein consumption, and decrease your carbs and fats intake.
The Lifting community is vast, and there is so much available information out there. Visit our website regularly for a lot of great information so you can learn how to achieve all of your physical goals. Mainland Lifters is here for you!