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Bodybuilding Diet Tips
true that the grueling workout you've invested at the
local "iron jungle" will stimulate your muscles
to grow bigger and stronger. But ultimately it's your
diet that will provide the "building blocks"
for this new growth.
there's more to a bodybuilder's diet than mountains of
canned tuna and protein powder. Timing your meals just
right will provide you with a competitive edge that will
allow you to build muscle faster and help burn those extra
layers of fat covering up your hard work.
you wake up, you're at the end of a 7-9 hour fast and
your muscles are screaming for nutrition. Start
off with a potent protein drink for fast absorption
mixed with some complex
carbs for fueling your day.
Hours Before Your Workout
about to send your muscles into the "combat zone"
so shouldn't you provide them with the ammunition they
need to "take the hill"?
up on some complex
carbs that will provide the long lasting fuel you'll
need to power through your intense workout. Add a full
dose of protein to provide a ready source of amino acids
and give your muscles a head start on the growth process
as you stress the muscle cells during your workout.
After Your Workout
used up the glycogen (stored carbohydrates) in
your muscle cells as fuel for your workout and if you
don't replenish them fast, you're bound to short circuit
45 minutes to an hour after your workout you need to down
glycemic, high protein drink while your body is primed
for fast absorption. Take in between 75 - 100 grams
of sugar and about 25% of your day's total protein requirement
along with a healthy dose of monounsaturated fats
to help stimulate testosterone production.
about to enter another long period of fasting at bedtime,
but it's also a prime time for your body to repair and
build muscle. The problem is that your metabolism slows
way down when you sleep so a large meal before turning
in has the potential to trigger fat storage.
provide the building blocks your body needs for growth
while minimizing fat storage, eat a light meal consisting
of slow-digesting protein and some easily digestible carbs.
A bowl of cottage cheese with some fruit is ideal or mix
a scoop of protein powder (one with casein in it is best)
into some milk or water. Be sure to avoid high carbs
and fat calories at this time.
Anderson (better known in the bodybuilding community
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