Strength Training, Body Building, Nutrition, Gaining Weight, Loosing Weight.

  • MCodyGetch88

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    Mar 08, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
    I've always had a athletic build and naturally slim/toned abs. I have started strength training/body building to define my chest. Per the research I have done, you must increase your calorie intake to build mussel. So I addition to my exercise I have been eating more and I am not referring to junk food. I have seen some changes in the definition of my chest mussels however, I have also noticed I am starting to lose the definition in my abs and putting on a little weight in that particular area. I know mussels are made in the gym and abs are made in the kitchen. What am I doing wrong? Should I start eating less...icon_question.gif
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    Mar 08, 2014 10:10 PM GMT
    You need to increase your protein intake to at least 2 grams per current body weight per if you weigh 60 kilos which is 132 lbs you need to eat 120 grams of protein per day.

    120grams is around 4 ounces.

    But it must be good lean protein such a fish chicken and lean steak

    Eats lots of non starchy vegetables and some fruit but lots of salads.

    Eat a balanced lot of carbohydrates but tend to eat these more in the morning.

    Eat a handful of nuts if you get hungry but not too many

    Buy a high protein low carb powder to mix with skim milk to drink straight after gym

    If you follow the above you should put on muscle (mussels are a shelled fish!) and keep your abs...good luck mate

    Interesting on this fitness site people only seem to respond to the trivial and not genuine requests for healthy eating such as this one
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    Mar 08, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    Your dietary increases should emphasize more protein than calories (esp if these are grain or sugar based). That said building muscle often happens in tandem with adding a few percentage points of body fat; you can 'cut' after your build phase and the definition will return, bigger and better.
  • mybud

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    Mar 09, 2014 6:08 AM GMT
    I think you need to decide what you want body wise..If you want more mass, you're gunna gain in your ab area. The ab fat will lessen as you lift and that fat will burn off. Second, look at your diet, remind yourself your eating healthy, clean items.Over time all will be golden.