Body building is a sport that, above everything, requires extreme dedication and willpower. To be the bulky athlete that you desire to be, you must consume the right kinds of body building food that will help you attain your goals. And you have to avoid junk food like a plague.

Whether you want to do a competition, or just want to grow your muscles, here’s more information on what you need to eat.

Protein is the basic building block that your muscles use to grow in size. It can be found mostly in meat, dairy and nut products. This is also the most important part of body building food that you will need in order to succeed as a bodybuilder. Exercise stimulates your body into using protein to build muscle, and larger muscles burn more fat. Chicken, tuna, eggs, and lean red meat are the sources of protein that you’ll be drawing on the most. While high in protein, these foods also are low in trans fats, which are not good for the cholesterol. Also be choosy when finding the right kinds of protein shakes for a morning or after work out meal. Many of the shakes out there are 90% less effective than what you’d think. Consult your trainer on what brand they recommend.

Simple and complex sugars, also known as carbohydrates, are the fuel that supply your body with energy. Take note that carbohydrates turn into fat if you take in more than what your exercise burns. As a body building food, carbs must be used in moderation during training. This may be difficult for most, but you want to build muscle and not fat. Without carbs you won’t have energy to do your workouts, but just don’t overdo it. Carb processing depends heavily on your metabolism rate. Again, it is best to talk to your trainer to see if carbs can be a good body building food for you.

Success as a body builder depends as much on eating the right food as it depends on eating the right amount of food that your body requires.

Tony Horton is the creator of the P90X workout program. He is a personal trainer who has helped many people get in shape. He is known for his high-intensity workouts that are really effective. I have tried the P90X program and it is really tough, but it works! Tony Horton is a great motivator and he knows how to get results.

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