Muscle building diet and nutrition is arguably the most important part of building muscle. What you eat plays a very important roll in how much lean muscle your body will grow. Put simply, if you do not have the correct muscle building diet you will not build muscle… even if you are on steroids!
Muscle building diets are very different to your ordinary diet. Bodybuilders break their muscles down in the gym and a strict muscle building diet is needed to re-supply the muscles with adequate nutrients to grow. You see, muscle growth takes place when you are recovering from your workout, not in the workout itself!
A good method of checking on your muscle growth is to check your bodyfat percentage with a set of body fat calipers. By using the calipers every two weeks that will show exactly what is happening and is much more reliable than the weight scale. If the calipers show a reduction in bodyfat, then you are on the right track! If the calipers show that bodyfat percentage is going up then you need to eat less. All good gyms will have a set of calipers and as long as the same person does the measurements every time you should be able to get a true reading as to what exactly is happening. You can also purchase them.
Under normal circumstances, you can not put on muscle and lose weight at the same time. To put on weight you must consume more calories than you expand, or you will not put on weight.So keep that in mind as you are building mass… its ok!
The post workout meal is the most important meal of the day. After working out your goals are to refuel and rebuild. You should eat 6-8 meals everyday and eat a lot during those meals… Im talking 3500-5000 calories per day.
A great bodybuilding diet is a balance consisting of 40% carbs,40% proteins, and 20% Good Fats. This sort of diet seems to work best for the purposes of losing body fat while gaining some muscle. Depending on whether you want to mainly gain muscle and bulk up or mainly lose body fat, you will adjust your calories upwards or downwards accordingly.
Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy, and on a bodybuilding diet they should come mainly from complex slow releasing sources such as oatmeal, grits, brown rice, sweat potatoes in combination with fibrous sources such as green beans and broccoli.
If you want to build a powerhouse body you need lots of quality PROTEIN!
Proteins, the building blocks for all tissues in the body, should come from chicken, turkey, tuna, and lean red meats.
Here is a partial list of high quality protein sources:
Low fat milk
Low fat cottage cheese
Low fat cheddar cheese
Fats, which are used by the body to manufacture hormones, lubricate the joints, brain function and other essential items, should mainly come from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated sources. Extra virgin olive oil and flax seed oil should be the main sources of these.
In addition to basic supplements, I would also recommend Creatine and Glutamine as these two supplements offer many of the same properties as anabolic steroids (such as increased recovery, increased strength, increased glycogen levels, enhanced immune system and higher nitrogen synthesis) without the side effects as they are not hormones.
Also, sleep is a pririty! You should get proper sleep each night (8 hours plus) and you should drink at least a gallon of water each day.
Finally, Testosterone Supplementation is highly suggested too if you are over the age of 35 or so. In some cases, younger men can suffer from low testosterone too. Some company’s like Zupplements.com have a selection of Stacks and Cycles that simulate anabolic steroids; these can be the “difference maker” between massive results and none at all.
Well, there you have it! I know its a lot to get through in one short article… so if you need more information, call the experts at Zupplements.com at 1-888-987-7748.
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