body building diet
Are you sick and tired of being a skinny weakling? Would you like to build a strong, muscular physique? Do you want to have the kind of body that other men respect and women lust after? This is the perfect article for you. No matter how skinny, flabby or out of shape you are at the current moment, by following the tips and advice contained in the following paragraphs you can build impressive muscle and look better than you ever have before. You really can have the body you have always dreamed of. It won’t be easy, and it will take a lot of hard work and effort, but you can do it!
To build up your muscles, you need to eat a proper body building diet. You must eat big to get big. Adding a significant amount of muscle to your frame requires you to eat more calories than you burn. This does not however, give you permission to stuff your face with high-calorie junk food. You need to avoid consuming empty calorie garbage food and instead focus on eating a nutrient-packed diet that is high in protein. You want to eat about one gram of protein for every pound that you weight. Some good sources of protein include eggs, beef, chicken breasts, tuna, milk and whey protein powder. Eat slow digesting carbohydrates, such as oatmeal for example, to provide you with the energy that you will need to get through your grueling, muscle-building workouts. Drink a gallon of water per day. This will keep your body properly hydrated and restore fluids that you sweat out during your lifting sessions. Try to eat between four and six smaller-sized meals instead of two or three larger-sized meals. Eating more frequently will supply your body with a consistent, constant stream of nutrients to help your muscles grow big and strong.
Tip: Instead of eating vending machine treats and unhealthy snacks, bring fresh fruit with you to work. During your breaks, you can then grab the fruit from your bag and save money.
When it comes to strength training, stick to basic compound movements. Concentrate on getting stronger in the three big lifts: squat, dead lift and press. The squat is called “the King of all exercises” for a reason. If you improve your squat, your body cannot help but get bigger. Perform deep, high-bar Olympic squats. Go all the way down to below parallel, making sure to avoid rounding your back. Do not use a lifting belt or knee wraps. With squats you can perform a variety of different rep ranges. Low rep sets will boost your strength and higher rep sets will help to increase muscle fibers. For the dead lift, you want to keep the reps low. Perform no more than five reps per set and really push yourself to get stronger. When it comes to presses, be very careful. Many a lifter has injured him or herself by attempting to go too heavy. Your form must be absolutely perfect at all times or you risk seriously damaging your shoulders. Remember, cheating on an exercise to lift more weight will not help your body improve.
Follow the dieting and lifting tips contained in this article and get big and strong. You can have the type of ideal, buff physique that you have always dreamed of. Good luck!