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Bodybuilding nutrition


 It is quite natural to wonder about how most bodybuilders have been able to achieve a well toned and sculpted body physique in this day and age of fast foods and empty carbs. The first, and most important part, is the fact that they realize the dangers of today’s most prevalent diet and avoid it completely. All professional athletes will choose to stay away from the dangers of fast foods because it not only reduces their ability to perform, it also builds up unnecessary weight in the body while having no real benefit in the muscle development or even nutritional context of the body. sports nutrition is becoming a very important aspect in being able to control an athletes levels of optimized performance and plays a he part in strength sports such as body building and weightlifting as well as endurance sports such as long distance running and triathlons; even though it doe play a significant role in enhancing performance in any other sport as well.


When looking specifically at bodybuilding nutrition, it is of prime importance that one seeks the advice of a learned nutrition expert who will analyze and study the individuals lifestyle as well as performance and formulate a bodybuilding nutrition plan that will see muscle mass develop much faster because of the right quantity of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates being introduced into the body via the nutrition. Because bodybuilding diet nutrition is such an important part of the sport, understanding a few of the simple basics will go a long way in helping you attain the best possible bodybuilding nutrition.

The first rule is to make sure that you consume small, but frequent meals over the course of the day. This will help increase the metabolism of your body thereby also helping you to burn excess fat. One aspect that is very frequently overlooked is the fact that not consuming any kind of food for a period of three to four hours will see your body switch over to a catabolic state – causing you to lose muscle mass and gain a significant amount of weight. This physiological process is triggered by the body believing that it is starving and therefore starts feeding itself on lean muscle tissue – causing it to store most calories as fat. The more effective bodybuilding foods should be consumed in about 6 meals spaced out over the course of the day at intervals of 2 ½ to 3 hours.


Another very important aspect of bodybuilding diet nutrition is the fact that one should always make it a point to cycle calorie intake. Doing so on a regular basis will prevent the body and metabolism from getting used to a certain caloric level – something that will give rise to a tendency of providing stagnant results. Most bodybuilding experts will suggest that bodybuilding enthusiasts should alternate between two weeks of foods that contain lower calories within the bracket of 2000 for men and 1200 for women; followed by a couple of weeks of high caloric intake within the range of about 2500 for men and 1500 for women. Because water is the most prevalent substance within the human body, it is essential that its reserves are replenished on a regular basis. A lot of people are unaware of the fact that cold water also helps increase the metabolism of the body – making it a very important tool in the regulation of body weight and weight loss. The best way to calculate adequate water intake is to multiply the lean body weight with the number 0.66. The resulting figure is the amount of water in ounces that you should consume. 

Submitted on January 16, 2014