3 Bodybuilding Diet Tips For Fast Muscle Gain

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Good bodybuilding diet is a key success factor

So you want to build big muscles? In that case you need to make sure you not only train right, but that you also eat right. Most newbies make mistakes with their bodybuilding diet that makes them big the WRONG way – they get fat instead of getting strong. These mistakes include not understating the right amount of protein, eating wrong types of carbs and trying not to cheat. Let’s look at these mistakes and how to avoid them, so that you can get the body you deserve.

Choose the right kind of carbohydrates

There are two types of carbohydrates, complex and simple. For our purposes simple carbs make you fat and complex carbs help you to build big muscle.

The problem is that most foods are loaded with simple carbohydrates, especially the ready-made foods you’ll get from supermarkets. Junk food is equally filled with simple carbs.

Complex carbohydrates include brown rice, beans, whole grains and so on. Most of your carbohydrates should come from complex carbohydrates.

And while we are on the subject, you absolutely must eat some carbohydrates as part of your bodybuilding diet. They are the preferred source of fuel for your muscles, and it’s carbohydrates that fuel the intensive work you ask your muscles to perform at the gym.

Also, if you don’t eat enough carbohydrates your body is going to burn protein for energy. And you want that protein to go towards building big muscles – not burned for energy. So make sure you give your body some carbs along with protein.

Right amount of protein

You need protein. If you don’t get enough you won’t get big. It’s as simple as that. On the other hand, you don’t want to eat too much of protein also. Simply because protein also includes calories. And if you eat too many calories then you are going to get fat. So you need the right amount of protein, but not too much.

So how much do you need? Well, this depends on the person, but 1 gram of protein per pound of lean bodyweight is a good rule of thumb to start with. You can adjust this up to 1.1 to 1.2 if you think you need more.

Cheat in moderation

Bodybuilding diets can be strict. And hard to stick to when we are constantly bombarded with ads for delicious junk foods.

Most bodybuilders prefer to think that they won’t cheat. That they can resist the temptations. And some can, but most can’t and fall flat on their face. When that happens they go on a big time binge, lose control and eat anything and everything they can get their hands on.

Obviously this is not good and something you want to avoid. That’s why you need to acknowledge that cheating happens and then manage over it.

This is easy to do when you allow yourself occasional cheat days. But the key to these is to decide them in advance and then moderate yourself. Even during cheat days you shouldn’t allow yourself to anything and everything. Instead allow yourself some treats and then say enough.

This sort of controlled cheating allow you to keep control of cravings and actually makes your diet healthier.

And that concludes the three simple and effective bodybuilding diet tips. The next time you think about what to eat to get big, keep these tips in mind. They not only make your diet healthier, but also make a big difference to the results you get in the gym.

If you are looking for an easy to follow guide for all aspects of bodybuilding, you need to check out Vince DelMonte’s No Nonsense Bodybuilding. It includes a comprehensive and easy to to follow diet guide, among other things.

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3 Crucial Muscle Building Tips

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Muscle building goal to aim for with these tips

Knowing how to train is almost as important as weight lifting in building muscle. Too many people make the mistake of planning their workouts in a shoddy way. Using the three simple tips in this article you’ll learn how to train effectively and get the results you want.

Avoid Overtraining

A lot of newbies don’t understand that muscle growth happens during rest. And without adequate rest you won’t grow. It simply won’t happen.

So while it’s important to train intensively adding one more set to your workout isn’t always good. Your body can only take so much until it needs to recover. So remember that if you lift hard you also need to rest hard. Always make sure you are fully recovered before going to the gym.

But how do you know how much to lift? That’s where your workout plan comes in.

Plan Your Workout

Are you serious about getting big? Then you need a plan for each and every workout. This plan should include goals. That is, what exercises you plan to do, how many sets, how many reps and weights you need to lift.

A workout plan is crucial, crucial, crucial for your success. Without a plan it’s just too easy to waste time, chat without your buddies and skip the hard exercises you don’t really like – of course it’s those exercises that bring the most results.

Make Sure You Go To The Gym ‘Fully Loaded’

If you plan to race with your car you make sure the tank is full and that the car has everything it needs to perform at its best. Well, it’s the same with your muscles.

You are asking them to work hard during the workout, right? And to do that they need fuel. High quality fuel.

So for 1 to 2 hours before your workout eat a small meal consisting of complex carbohydrates and protein. For example a whole grain sandwich with tuna and cheese.

You also need to make sure you are hydrated. Even small dehydration, something that you don’t even notice, reduces athletic performance. So make sure you drink plenty of water a few hours before and during your workout. Of course after the workout you need to replenish the water you lost during the workout.

And that concludes these three fundamental bodybuilding tips. Plan your workout. Get adequate rest and make sure you are properly fueled before going to the gym. Don’t just read this, but actually put this to use. These are simple keys that help you to get more out of your time in the gym.

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Fast Muscle Gain For Beginners

Packing on some muscle is not as hard as people make it sound. It’s simple. But to experience fast muscle gain, there are some elements that you definitely need to take care of. While muscle building is simple, your muscles won’t grow by themselves.

Goal setting

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Fast muscle building is possible

So, what can you do for fast muscle gains? Let’s start with goal setting. Set a realistic goal. Trying to look like Arnold within a week is NOT fast muscle gains. It’s unrealistic. It’s not even a goal. Your goal should be about something you CAN control. You cannot control gaining X amount of weight in X amount of time. But here is a goal for you: “I will consistently train 3 – 4 times a week for 3 months”. This only requires will power. That’s a bit over 36 workouts. Don’t you think you will pack on some muscles after 36 workouts? Of course you will!

Workout plan

Now that you have your goal in place, you need to have a plan to follow. Find a suitable workout plan, a good diet plan and find 8 hours a night to sleep. If you don’t fancy filtering tons of workouts to see what’s right for you, then try this. 3 x 5 squats, 3 x 5 bench presses and 1 x 5 deadlifts. Let’s call this Workout 1. Workout 2 would be 3 x 5 squats, 3 x 5 military presses and 3 x 5 barbell rows. In Week 1, do Workout 1 on Monday, Workout 2 on Wednesday and Workout 1 on Friday. In Week 2, Workout 2 on Monday, Workout 1 on Wednesday and Workout 2 on Friday. Alternate Week 1 and Week 2 for 3 months, and try to increase the weight by 5 – 10 lbs. every week. This is a pretty basic program – but it works for fast muscle gains.

Diet

A good workout is nothing without a proper diet. No need to get fancy about exact caloric values or other nutrients intake. If you want fast muscle gains, you’ve got to eat. Know this though: chips and oily stuffs are bad. Eat brown rice, brown bread, brown pasta, boiled potatoes for your carbs needs. Protein sources are milk, eggs, lean meat, salmon, sardine. Also include lots of fruits and veggies in your diet – vitamins are important! Finally, drink A LOT of water. 8 glasses a day minimum. Sounds too much? If you drink 1 glass of water every hour starting from the time you wake up, you’ll drink much more than that! Sounds better now!

Seriously, fast muscle gain is perfectly doable. Gaining muscle in 3 months is VERY fast. Be realistic and consistent, and you will need new clothes soon – not because your arms will rip your old sleeves, but simply because you’ll have a new, pleasant body that you’ll want to show!