BodyBuilding Competition Diet

BodyBuilding Competition Diet

BodyBuilding Competition Diet

For those who are competing or are considering of joining bodybuilding competitions, they know that there is a right diet which will help them acquire the body that they need in order to win the contest.
One general body building competition diet rule is to start dieting five months before the actual contest. If the bodybuilder needs more preparation time, then he can give himself an extra month or two in advance. For Month # 1, cut back on junk foods. It will help the bodybuilder a lot if he eats healthy foods like chicken, beef, turkey, eggs, fish, protein shakes, potatoes, rice, pasta, vegetables and fruits.
He must eat five to six small meals and drink at least a gallon of water in a day. Most trainers require the bodybuilder to engage in cardio exercise for about 20 minutes thrice a week before sitting down and having their breakfast.
Month # 2 is similar to the first, in the sense that the diet is like that one mentioned in the previous paragraphs. The difference is that the cardio exercise must now be done for 30 minutes at least and 4 times in one week before eating breakfast.
When the bodybuilder reaches his third month, he should be stricter with his diet. He cuts back on the portions of carbohydrates while regulating his protein intake (preferably 250 to 300 grams every day.) He also has to take in more vegetables. Basically, his diet consists of poultry, extremely lean meat, protein supplements, rice, vegetables, potatoes and oatmeal. Cardio exercise must also be increased to 30 minutes every morning before having breakfast.
This is also the month when he starts taking ECA or ephedrine-caffeine-aspirin. 25 mg of ephedrine, 200 mg of caffeine, 300 mg aspirin is the basic components of ECA which must be taken three to four times in one day. He shouldn’t eat before doing so. By taking ECA before engaging in any work-out, the body builders gets more energy boosts and is able to curb his appetite and increase his metabolism, therefore burning more body fat.
Trainers recommend bodybuilders take servings of GABA every night before hitting the sack. GABA releases growth hormones and also helps in losing fat. This is also the time wherein the body builder can practice his mandatory poses for the competition for 30 minutes thrice a week.
MOnth # 4 is like month # 3 when it comes with the diet. The bodybuilder increases his cardio to thirty minutes every morning before having his breakfast and thirty minutes after every weight training regimen. Mandatory poses are also practiced for about thirty minutes, 3 to 4 days each week. During this stage, the body builder is already getting leaner and the definition of his abs, back, legs and chest are quite visible.
A month before competition, the bodybuilder must be stricter when it comes to his diet. Usually, its 1.5 grams of protein and 1 gram of carbohydrates for every pound of his bodyweight every day.
A typical meal in a day includes: oatmeal and a protein drink, tuna with a side dish of garden salad, 1 baked potato and chicken breasts with a protein drink, steamed vegetables and a piece of steak with a cup of rice.
The bodybuilder can also salt his meal and add salt shakes to his protein drinks. In doing so, the body retain water and the body adjusts higher to the salt intake after a couple of days.
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