Alright guys! I have always been against ridiculous broscience bullshit but there are actually some quality food items that can assist in retaining that anabolic effect. Now, to keep things simple and realistic, I am covering easy to reach/acquire food items that everyone should include in their diet charts. As someone who has been associated with weight training for over a decade now, a common pattern that I have noticed is novice lifters tend to work really hard, but lag behind when it comes to diet.
There have been times when I had to scream on top of my lungs to people who asked me what to eat! One philosophy that I have faith in personally is “You get what you put in!” as simple as that… Consider your body as a fantastic machine that works on quality fuel. Better the quality, better the performance and vice-versa.
“Never Ignore Nutrition…”
Here are my top selections:
Chicken = Protein
Cottage Cheese = Slow digesting Casein Protein, Vitamin B12, Calcium and other nutrients
Eggs = Proteins, Amino acids, Choline and essential fats
Whey Protein = Yes, I am against fart powders but additional servings of a genuine brand with a good diet and better workout can work well.
Beef = Protein, creatine, B-Vitamins, Zinc and other important minerals.
Oats = Complex carbohydrates, Fiber
Fish = Lean Protein, essential fats/Omega – 3 fatty acids
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Guys, I have always been a fan of post-workout shake and always experiment with the mix with my new portable blender. When I mention experiment, it means playing around with one or two key ingredients, however, I still keep the main ingredient same to get the best out of my post-workout shake.
For me as a guy who workouts like a mean freak, post workout shake will always be about recovery, progress and gain with some healthy calories and of course protein and carbs. At the moment, I am not trying any Amino or any pre-workout drinks and to be very honest I don’t even remember the last time when I used a pre-workout supplement/drink.
So here’s what you will need: a cup of good old OATS, 1-2 Banana 9over-ripe one preferred), Whey Protein (optional for people who think they are just fart powders) or any malt, dried cranberries, almonds, dates and soy milk.
Well, there’s no secret to how to blend but I would advise you to blend the mixture without soy milk first to ensure a smooth creamy smoothie and then go for one more round with milk. Adding ice cream is not a bad idea at all.
While gaining, I like to experiment with adding Creatine and Glutamine to the shake.
With each rep you go deep and try to go deeper! With every grunt you pray the repetition to be the last one while you feel the constant tension that grows more and more till you only have the option of limping back home. Yes, we are talking about the best day of the week at gym and that my friend is the ‘Leg Day’ which I profoundly call as the day of champions.
Look around you, what separates you from the rest is the fact that you’re the only who pays attention to his/her leg routine. Legs are what separate a champion or a guy who takes his workout seriously than others who just want a body to flaunt or are here to take selfies with the gym equipment. Leg workouts have a long lost relationship with some misfit myths as well, which includes height diminishment if you keep squatting.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at the facts on why one should squat and break some good old myths:
It may be the rule of nature that anything out of proportion might seem awkward in appearance. As if the creator of this world himself is an artist as all of his creations including humans are well proportioned. Bodybuilding is something that we try to take things to the very next level and this is where most of us loose proportion in our body. There may be an inch difference between Phil Heath and Kai Greene but the former is proving to be a nightmare for Kai all thanks to his gifted proportions. (Ofcourse he works hard as well). In short, no one wants to be a Johnny Bravo!
Lower body strength
One who works out actually knows the value of muscle/strength training in his day to day activities. For instance having good arms makes push and pull activities much easier, likewise good leg development makes climbing stairs, elevated walking, trekking and much other physically demanding stuff easier. Having a well-toned upper body will be best complimented with an in-shape lower body as well.
Better body size by testosterone production
Studies have proved better testosterone production leads to improved gains and following a leg schedule leads to better male hormone (testosterone) production. Who doesn’t want better gains and compared to people who don’t train legs, you can easily tell the difference in muscular density and development.
A weak core can lead to multiple injuries many a times even while performing daily life activities. We have read the importance of having a strong core but are yet to apply the same in reality. When we are performing compound exercises like squats or even deadlifts, we are working on more than one muscle groups at the same time. Our core abdominals are under stress all the time when we perform these interesting moments.
Ofcourse you do look good because toned legs also count when we talk of a fit body and an impressive physical appearance.