What Are The Foods for Mass Building Cycle
So you want to slap a few extra pounds of muscle on your frame, right? It is natural. All of us want to do that.
However, if you are here then you probably understand that building muscles involves so much more than simply doing deadlift and squats.
All the discipline and effort you put into training at the gym will go to waste if you don’t eat right. The right diet will give you the fuel to work out. It will also give your body the building blocks it needs to synthesize protein.
Lastly and more importantly, the right diet will help you avoid getting fat.
Since you want to build muscle, you will need to eat more than the average man. But not more of everything. Only more of protein and healthy vegetables and fat.
You should also eliminate empty calories (foods with no nutritional benefit), fats and sugars from your diet to avoid gaining unnecessary weight.
On top of that general advice, here are the foods that should feature prominently in your weekly diet and the reasons why they should feature.
This should kind of be the cornerstone of your diet as a bodybuilder! Beef has plenty of nutritious elements that are important to muscle growth e.g. vitamin B, zinc, and iron.
More importantly beef is full of good quality proteins that are needed for protein synthesis.
Make sure the beef is lean beef (with very little fat) to avoid getting more fat into your body.
Eggs should also feature like 5 out of 7 days of the week. This is because they are made of good quality protein and nine important amino acids; molecules that are needed for serious muscle building.
Eggs also contain good fats and other useful things such as vitamin D and choline.
And when consuming the egg, only the shell should not go into your mouth. The inner contents including the yolk are also important and nutritious.
Many people around the world love chicken breast because of its delicious taste.
As a bodybuilder, you will love chicken breasts even more as they are lean (with very little fat) and packed with a good amount of protein.
What’s even better is that chicken breasts can be prepared in a number of ways to bring variety even if it features several times a week.
Beans also have fiber which is important for proper bowel movements.
Fruits and vegetables
If you need to get big and strong you will have to stay healthy. There is no way around that.
And the best way to boost your immunity and improve your general wellbeing is to include good amounts of fruits and vegetables.
Spinach, apples and oranges should not miss from your weekly diet. They all not only have important nutrients such as glutamine and polyphenols but also promote muscle strength and endurance in one way or the other.