Bodybuilding is all about building and shaping your body’s muscles via lifting weights and/or bodyweight calisthenics training and nutrition. The time you spend outside the gym (eating and resting!) is just as important as those hard worked for sets and reps in the gym.
To truly maximise your workout results you must focus on the correct nutrition, not only does this further your bodybuilding progress but eating the wrong foods could even be detrimental to your phqsique goals.
Here I breakdown the ultimate bodybuilding diet.
Bodybuilding is all about the ‘look’ the ‘shape’ the overall ‘physique’. Muscle size and proportions are what count not how strong you are. that’s merely a side effect of bodybuilding workouts. There is two main approaches. Off season ‘bulking’ (eating at a calorie surplus) and then ‘cutting’ (eating at a calorie deficit) and ‘lean bulking’ (slowly adding muscle with minimal body fat).
In the pursuit of building muscle and maintaining muscle, bodybuilders will be resistance training and aerobic training on a frequent basis, this alone is beneficial. Resistance training such as lifting weights, using gym machines and bodyweight calisthenics like push ups, pull ups, chin ups and dips build muscle size and strength which is correlated with a lower risk of dying from cancer, heart and kidney disease, as well as many other illnesses.
Cardio (aerobic exercise) is used to reduce body fat by increasing the daily calorie burn of a bodybuilder but it also improves heart health significantly lowering the risk of developing or dying from heart disease (the number one killer in America). This is another benefit of The Diamond Push Up Program and why you need to be hitting that ‘Life Saving 40 Workout’!
Bodybuilders also follow a solid nutrition plan (unless dirty bulking!) which includes nutrient dense whole foods which again help lower the risk of chronic diseases.