Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Muscle Building "Superfoods"

Here's a pretty good list of "superfoods" for bodybuilding.

Eating For Muscle Gain

The list...
  1. Eggs

  2. Almonds

  3. Salmon

  4. Yogurt

  5. Beef

  6. Olive Oil

  7. Water

  8. Coffee
Hey, where's chicken and tuna? It's pretty rare that those two don't make these types of lists.

The problem I have with these types of lists is that some people tend to take them to mean that if they just eat these foods, they can expect good sized gains. I'll get emails from people confused as to why they aren't growing even though they eat an egg every morning and a tuna sandwich for lunch.

Always remember, it isn't just the quality of foods you put into your body, it is also the QUANTITY. To support muscle growth, you have to create a caloric surplus -- you have to give the body the raw materials it needs to build muscle above and beyond what it needs to keep you functioning.

The golden rule of muscle building...
If you aren't gaining, you aren't eating enough to gain.
What and how much to eat to build muscle and gain weight?

It is when you eat a quality balanced diet (that includes solid choices like the muscle building superfoods above) and eat that diet in sufficient quantity to supply the body with surplus calories that you really have something.

When you consistently do that and add in a solid weight training program, you build muscle and grow like a weed.

JP Clifford

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Increase Your Bench Press said...

Any kind of seafood causes my food allergies to flare up, but all of the other listed items have worked wonders for me.

as they say
"The Incredible Edible Egg!"

good article :)

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Thanks for the appetizing list. I can hardly wait to chow down on some and pack those my muscles. My most favorite is beef. I love mine medium rare.

2:25 AM  
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Blogger Ksmoove2 said...

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Anonymous bodybuilding diet said...

A good bodybuilding diet and nutrition are key components that will determine how successful you are in your bodybuilding program. Training without proper nutrition is like rowing against the current. At best, you would remain on the same place or even move forward a little bit, but in the end, you get nowhere.

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