Best diet for building muscle?

  • ChrisCashe

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    Jun 02, 2015 5:26 PM GMT
    So, I'm a slim build and want to know the best stuff to eat while I'm working hard on my body. I feel like I get slimmer, but don't see any muscle growth. I do cardio for about 45 mins and then my work out consists of jumping squats, lunges, pushups, chest machines, dumbbells, and plank. Should I focus 1 day on 1 specific workout and move on the next day? Is my "workout" too many things to build actual muscle?

    I'd love some input and suggestions for a good diet to help with muscle growth and exercises.
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    Jun 02, 2015 8:14 PM GMT
    The taller a person is, the longer it takes to see results of muscle building because it takes more muscle mass to fill the taller frame.

    With that said, keep doing what you're doing and be patient. You'll get there.

    Eating more might speed it up just a little bit, but not much.
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    Jun 02, 2015 10:46 PM GMT
    What is your monthly disposable income? (Believe me, it's a pertinent question)
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    Jun 03, 2015 9:42 AM GMT
    ChrisCashe saidSo, I'm a slim build and want to know the best stuff to eat while I'm working hard on my body. I feel like I get slimmer, but don't see any muscle growth. I do cardio for about 45 mins and then my work out consists of jumping squats, lunges, pushups, chest machines, dumbbells, and plank. Should I focus 1 day on 1 specific workout and move on the next day? Is my "workout" too many things to build actual muscle?

    I'd love some input and suggestions for a good diet to help with muscle growth and exercises.



    Sounds like you have a cardio fitness workout. Since that is your focus that is why you have a slim build. Body builders stimulate their muscles to grow with heavy weight, low reps. Copy the behavior of the big guys at your gym who hang out at the squat machines. Big guys would have four eggs, four strips of bacon, fried potatoes, a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of milk for breakfast. It's lifestyle that determines your build..
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    Jun 10, 2015 5:18 AM GMT
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  • kele345

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    Jun 12, 2015 4:46 PM GMT



    Sounds like you have a cardio fitness workout. Since that is your focus that is why you have a slim build. Body builders stimulate their muscles to grow with heavy weight, low reps. Copy the behavior of the big guys at your gym who hang out at the squat machines. Big guys would have four eggs, four strips of bacon, fried potatoes, a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of milk for breakfast. It's lifestyle that determines your build.. [/quote]

    Do i have to do more cardio so I gain less fat when I eat more? How do I gain muscle with minimal fat? Thank you haha
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    Jun 12, 2015 10:43 PM GMT
    ^

    You have to have a good diet with lots of protein, frequent meals and no high GI carbs whatsoever during the day, except around your workout.

    Why don't you hire a sports dietitian?
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    Jun 12, 2015 11:47 PM GMT
    bachian said^

    You have to have a good diet with lots of protein, frequent meals and no high GI carbs whatsoever during the day, except around your workout.

    Why don't you hire a sports dietitian?
    Don't forget lots of veggies as well, to provide the micronutritents which compliment the macros...not to mention they taste better than popping vitamin pills.

    But the rest is spot on. Not many people can afford a dietitian, though. Or if they can, the money is spent elsewhere (I spend $1000's/year on MTN bikes and parts - not much left over).

    However, just a bit of well though out research can provide the same basic essentials that a dietitian would provide. That's how I lost ~80 lbs. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 13, 2015 2:02 AM GMT
    Paul, I'm beginning to think like Jesus... icon_lol.gif

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    Passive, lazy people lack the character to carry out a good diet. It's vain telling them what to do.
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    Jun 16, 2015 8:17 AM GMT
    bachian saidPaul, I'm beginning to think like Jesus... icon_lol.gif

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    Passive, lazy people lack the character to carry out a good diet. It's vain telling them what to do.
    Good point, but don't forget that some people who don't post in the forums do read them for advice, and put that advice into practice.

    I don't post for the people here. I post for the others who read it and go on their merry way. icon_wink.gif
  • MichaelAdam

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    Jun 17, 2015 12:16 PM GMT
    The first thing that pops out at me is the huge amount of cardio you are doing! two things to think about when trying to gain muscle. 1) Muscle affects your metabolic rate differently than some know. That is that muscle will actually burn fat on its own because it is a 24/7 cardio powerhouse all on its own! Our bodies need more energy to support muscle and the more muscle we have, the more fat we are burning even while we are asleep! 2) Too much cardio will tire you/your body such that you may not be able to do the heaviest low rep sets needed to really BUILD muscle. Low reps/heavy weight is the plan. Too much cardio, at least at the beginning of your muscle building career will slow the growth of muscle by robing it of the necessary energy to get the maximum weight need to tear down your existing muscle triggering your body to grow the muscle as it strives to "protect" itself from the onslaut of "damage" caused by these heavy low rep workouts!

    All the best to you, it will come, just make sure you are doing the best workouts you need to meet your goals- strength or size. After you have achieved a critical mass then when you desire to "strip" your body to show definition, then ADD the cardio, not replace any lifting...

    You may want to find a good experienced trainer versed in helping you meet your goals. The first thing you can use to judge this is simply look at what they have been able to achieve for themselves...not the be all and end all of finding the right trainer for you, but if you want Arnold size, find an Arnold sized guy to show you how he did it for himself!

    Mike Sausser