Saturday, February 25, 2012

Diet for Bodybuilders

It is very significant to put into consideration the proper diet which must be taken by bodybuilders in order to achieve the desired body structure. Yet, eating the right food is the most essential necessity for everyday living so that the body receives the right minerals, vitamins and nutrients.

Diet for bodybuilding is very challenging. Traditionally, eggs mixed with protein-rich foods and series of exercises are the key factors towards achieving the desired body structure. However, as there are new products created to meet the needs of body builders, food recipes become more refined. 

Typically, meals for bodybuilding should consist of foods with high protein content. Carbohydrates also supplement the meal for this sport.  Baked potatoes are the most common source of carbohydrates. This vitamin is categorized into two: (1) simple carbohydrates such as white bread, white sugar and rice, and (2) complex carbohydrates such as whole grains.

Sweet potatoes that are baked twice can be considered a good meal for breakfast.

In addition, turkey, beef, lean pork, fish and chicken are good sources of proteins. Non-meat sources are whey, nuts and soybeans. Herb chicken marinated in chili, garlic and ghee is recommended for a lunch meal. The best way to cook it is through grilling.

The way the food is cooked is also an important consideration. Frying is discouraged for bodybuilding food recipes. Raw, boiled, grilled and broiled are the best means to make sure that vitamins are kept on its natural condition.

Thus, dairy products, fruits and vegetables are necessary in order to keep the balance of bodybuilding diet.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Body Building DON’Ts!

Most body building tips tell you to DO THIS and DO THAT! You should have this and have that! You should eat this and eat that! But have you ever wondered that while you do all these things, there are some that you should avoid doing. These don’ts will not make your body building goal complicated, in fact, it will it make easier to achieve that goal.

The first thing you should not do is being stuck in one rut. Most often, we think mastering a certain exercise will lead you there. Doing the same things all over again will no longer be challenging for you. You should remember to stick to the program and not to a certain exercise.  You should experience progress as you go along exercises.

Good food is still better that food supplements. So this comes as the second Don’t; don’t substitute real food for supplements. Your diet revolves eating nutritious food. These supplements are only made to cover the slack in between meals.

The third Don’t is to never ignore signs of over training and feelings of injuries. Remember that you are building your body, not abusing it. Once you experience joint pains, it is advisable to rest and consult a doctor, if worse.

Fourth Don’t says Do not let magazines get to you. If some other body builder states he can do dozens for his biceps, it isn’t a reason for you to do this as well. Listen to your body. You know what you can and can’t.

Lastly, Don’t talk to other and socialize while you are still in the middle of your workout. You only have 45 minutes to an hour before your hormone levels go down. This time should be utilized to work out for results and not create friendships. You can do the talking before and after the exercise. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What’s the right meal when body building?

Planning to lose weight or gain weight? Most people turn to bodybuilding to achieve their desired body structure. Yet, others need to know the right meals important to a body builder. In fact, diet is the one of the key elements towards building a perfect body. This article will answer two questions pertaining to body building nutrition.

What is the most significant meal for a body builder? For everybody’s information, the muscles are founded in the kitchen and not in the gym. The gym will only help you tone the muscles you have. Food gives the body the energy needed for growth and repair. Although, one needs to consider his food intake, some meals are considered more important than others.   

For some bodybuilders, the pre-work out meal are much more important than breakfast or post-workout as what others think. Just as the fuel determines how far your car can go, the pre-work out meal also determines how far your body can work hard. By pre-work out meal, it means a full meal you eat an hour and a half before you head to the gym.

The next question we address is what food would you eat for this meal? The magic formula is having the right combination of food. The meal should mainly have protein, fats, and carbohydrates. To ensure a steady flow of energy, some low-GI carbs should be present.

Protein which contains amino acids should also be included as it is the building blocks of the muscle. A meat or casein will keep the amino acids throughout your blood. To keep the balance, fat is also important to support a healthy blood-sugar level and to slow down the digestion. So you can now check on your refrigerator and look for that right meal.