10 Biggest Bodybuilding Mistakes
💥Eating Too Much
Building muscle is the number one goal of bodybuilding and body fat is the bodybuilder’s number one enemy. We all know the biology – excess calories are stored as body fat. If you are overweight, the simple act on consuming less food will cause you to lose weight. However, be aware that if you eat less but retain your current food profile, you will just construct a miniature version of your old self, and your proportion of muscle to body fat will stay the same.
To lose fat and retain muscle you need the right balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. You need to become nutrient conscious. Read the labels on the food you eat. To hang on to muscle, you need to up your protein, and you need to moderate your carbs and fats. This means lots of lean proteins, (like lean red meat, chicken, fish and dairy – and don’t forget the protein shakes), plenty of fresh green and fibrous veggies like broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, zucchini, moderate amounts of good carbs like rice, sweet potato and oats, plus moderate levels of good fats from food like nuts, avocado, and olive oil.
💥Eating Too Little
Under eating is as bad as overeating. Physiologically, it’s impossible to build muscle if your diet lacks proper nutrients. Ample amounts of protein, carbohydrates, and yes, even fat are necessary to build muscle. The trick is balance – you need enough high-quality food to grow muscle, but as mentioned before, not so much in excess that it gets stored as fat. One key strategy is to confine your eating to ‘clean fuel’, nutritionally dense foods with little or no fat and sugar. A serious weight trainer who additionally performs regular cardiovascular work will need to the extra nutrients to cope with the additional metabolic demands.
#MaxsProtein #TeamMaxs #MAXS #LifesTooShortToBeSmall