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Old 02-05-2012, 11:49 AM
CharisLouca CharisLouca is offline
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Default Diet for strength & recovery

.. not to lose/gain weight specifically.

What are some guidelines for recovering well and building strength, with regards to diet?
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:51 PM
Fossil Fossil is offline
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Depends on how you handle certain foods.

For me, a lot of carbs are not really necessary on a daily basis. I'd venture to guess that 3-4 days a week I'm eating 50-60g or less.
Fats and me get along well. Especially saturated fats from beef, pork and chicken. I also chug coffee like it's going out of style.
I eat meat, eggs, almond milk, casein, nuts, various vegetables and some fruit, so basically paleo, I guess. I can easily maintain my weight with this kind of diet.

This may not work for you.

From what I hear, Abadjiev recommends junk food.
I did this for about 3.5 weeks to gain muscular BW and while it worked, I felt kind of gross most of the time. Eating fast food for every meal 3-5 times a week didn't do my digestive system any favors. I think Glenn said that Jon eats a lot of fast food, as well.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:03 PM
Neanderthal Neanderthal is offline
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Satisfy micrunutrients (vitamins, minerals) requirements, sleep enough (powernap when you can too) and eat enough.

In regards to macronutrients (protein, carbs, fat) it works different for different people. When I'm in "balance" I prefer high protein/high carb/moderate fat, works best for me. Make sure most of the fat you get is healthy fat, not just because of the "healthy" but because it helps with usage of vitamins and minerals.

If you live in a place with limited sun exposure then vitamin D supplement can be very good not only for training but also for general well being.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:34 PM
Eric Brown Eric Brown is offline
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Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Hey guys you must take these
Vit D
liquid b12
and take the proteins as much as you can.
Why must you?
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:18 AM
jack123 jack123 is offline
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I think getting plenty of fats from fatty beef/lamb stews, fish, steak etc is important for a weightlifter, both to optimise testosterone and keep the joints feeling good. That's pure bro science by the way, don't ask me to back it up!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:14 AM
joelhall joelhall is offline
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I don't really know why people try to make this so complicated. Eat plenty of meat, fish and vegetables. Steer clear of junk. There us no real point in bogging yourself down with details and macronutrient values. Be more worried about decent sources of micronutrients and everything will sort itself out.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:20 PM
babsie babsie is offline
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being consistent and not bouncing around is key and imo the only way to figure out what works for you. nutrition over the long term (ie weekly/monthly) calorie intake is more important than peri workout nutrition imo. also, and this is most definitely broscience, pick a system you believe in, stick with it for a few months and monitor the results (that goes for nutrition and training). theres more than one way to skin a cat.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:37 PM
psonic psonic is offline
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Originally Posted by jennifer8809 View Post
If you are a body builder and want to improve your strength and stamina at the time of your work out sessions that you should first focus on your diet. Diet plays an important role in the field of bodybuilding. According to the fitness experts our diet should include whey proteins because these are the special type of proteins found from cow’s milk. The best way to get whey proteins are to use dairy products like cheese, butter milk, butter etc. apart from this, your daily diet should also contains different type of vitamins and minerals because these are very helpful for our body. If you think that you do not get sufficient nutrition and vitamins than you can also use best quality supplements like nutrimax. This is my personal experience that supplement are really helpful for us, I am using body building supplement from 3 months and i can feel a great difference in my workout sessions.
oh brother. strong broscience. whey proteins are good but not special. butter and cheese are not source of whey proteins. butter contains no proteins, and cheese contains casein not whey.
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