What’s up ? This is THE stephane ANDRE. With my training, I’m interested in nutrition to stay in shape. I read a Arnold Schwarzenegger’s book « Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding » and I learned some good stuff.
stimulate muscle growth. To have an effective training, it’s
necessary that your body has the sufficient amount of energy and
enough raw materials. The role of nutrition is to carry this energy
and these raw materials.
function of nutrition is to learn how to stay lean, mean and
muscular. With nutrition we learn how much food to eat in order to
have the best results possible. This allows you to study the basic
nutrients and calculate the amount you need. This also includes
studying protein, vitamin, mineral and other supplements.
nutrition allows you to be more muscular. It improves your health and
improves your immune system to be able to do all your training
sessions without being sick (cold for example). Good nutrition has
other advantages, such as improving our recovery after training with
very heavyweights, having a beautiful healthy skin, having excellent
internal organs and the list is long.
a bodybuilder, the basic of nutrition are as precious as the basic
principles of training. Exercices requires energy and the amount of
nutrients you eat is essential to having the body you want.
the Arnold Classic, athletes are interviewed after their appearance
on stage. At the question « What do you feel was the most
important factor that helped you get in such tremendous shape for
this contest ? », athletes don’t respond that it’s thanks
to bench press, squat or muscle isolation. In the majortiy of cases,
they explain that they improve their nutrition or their supplement to
gain muscle, lose fat and be able to train with maximum energy until
the competition’s day.
important to say that advance in nutrition and supplements are the
main reason why we’re seeing athletes with this excellent level
today. Attention, progress has improved the training with the years
but training has not been revolutionized as nutrition. Training and
nutrition are complementary because it’s impossible to create a
champion only with good nutrition. It’s essential that athletes have
an intensive training, a good mental attitude and a good knowledge of
the past, bodybuilders approached nutrition on instinct,
seat-of-the-pants basis. In a first phase, they were building muscle
and getting big, but not really ripped. In a second phase, they were
getting thinner (like Harnold Poole or Vince Gironda) but they were
getting small. They hadn’t found the trick yet to stay big and
getting ripped at the same time.
fundamental are quite simple. In fact, I can’t say that it’s simple
because each body is unique. It’s important to study these basic
principles to apply them to your training, to understand the needs of
your body and to see how your body reacts to different diets to gain
or lose weight. There is always this instinctive aspect but with this
nutritive knowledge, it’s easier to adjust the quantity to have the
body that you want.
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