Diet and nutrition plays a big factor to any bodybuilders. As we all know, workout routines are more effective if paired with proper diet and healthy lifestyle. Though no one can really pinpoint what is considered as a good diet for bodybuilding, in general, mostly the diet is composed of high-protein low-fat foods.
To most, their bodybuilding diet depends on the parts they want to work out and the type of training they plan to practice. If you think that planning a diet is just simply picking out random foods and drinks enriched with specific nutrients, then you’re dead wrong. If you must know, there are lot of math and science involved when doing diet planning. Bodybuilder Doug Lawrenson gives a simple crash course on making your own diet for bodybuilding:
How to Create a Bodybuilding Diet
Ok, so you want to get huge?! You get into the gym, pound weights till you have a big red head, go home and that’s it, you maybe think that all you have to do. Pump the weights. If only it was that simple.
Nutrition plays a very large part of recovery and growth. Without both you won’t put muscle on. Bodybuilding diets are constantly changing due to the increase of your muscle mass; if you put muscle on you have to eat more, if you lose muscle you need to eat less. So how do you keep an eye on what is happening inside the body? Read more…
As pointed out by Carlon Colker, MD in his article, there are lot of things to take into consideration when planning your own diet. The frequency, nutrient intake, food mass and volume and everything in between!
For those who just want to get down to business, cut to the chase, and build muscle, the world of bodybuilding nutrition can be a daunting place.
Even with the greatest dietary supplements, pre-workout elixirs, hormone boosters, pump enhancers, and secret formulas that promise the world, absolutely nothing will ever substitute for proper eating. When it comes to building extreme muscle, there are some fundamental rules I teach. Here’s a sample of five rules I consider golden. Read more…
While we commonly depict bodybuilders as big fan of meat, not all of them prefer eating animal flesh to get their dose of protein. Yes people – bodybuilders can be vegetarians, too!
If you plan on shifting to vegetarian diet, Bipasha Mukherjee listed down the some of the best sources of vegetarian food you can eat when planning to build your muscle:
10 Best Vegetarian Bodybuilding Foods for Muscle Growth
Muscle building and vegetarian foods don’t go quite hand in hand because protein is the foundation of muscle building and some of the richest sources of protein are non-vegetarian such as lean beef, pork, turkey and fish. So, does that mean vegans and vegetarian don’t stand any chance of building muscles? The answer is “Yes they do”. Consider some of the most powerful and muscular animals like horses, oxen and gorillas; they are all herbivorous. The diet for muscle building should be planned in such a way that there is always a calorie surplus even after calories are burned through exercise and resistance training. Vegetarians and vegans can get the required nutrients from whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Read more…
Though each and every bodybuilders around the world has different concept of a good diet for bodybuilding, the important thing is, it should be healthy and it can fulfill the nutrient demand of your body.