new in bodybuilding exercise!

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    Nov 18, 2007 6:50 AM GMT
    I am bill

    I am new in bodybuilding exercise. My question is simple
    What I should eat in food? What is necessary to me?

    Thanks a lot.
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    Nov 19, 2007 12:05 AM GMT
    Hey Bill,
    The question is simple, the answer is not.
    My advice would be to start reading as many bodybuilding books as possible, some magazine articles can be helpful too. First you have to determine what body type you have and what your bodybuilding goals are. You need to be pretty specific so that you can appropriatly plan your workouts to get the results you are looking for. There is a mathematical formula for how much you should eat based on your present weight and weight gaining goals.
    The general idea I've gotten from the books I've read is that you need one calorie per hout per pound of bodyweight that you carry plus 20% for the weight you want to gain. ( or minus 20% for the weight you want to lose ) You should consume 30% healthy fats, 30% slow digesting carbs ( one gram per pound per day ) and 40% protein. You should eat 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight you carry plus 20% to gain muscle. Try to get a lot of your protein from shakes that are a combination of whey, soy and casine as each type of protein digests at a different rate.
    There are lots of exercise programs on the market and as with anything else the more you read and the more you talk to people the more you will learn.
    The most dangerous thing in resistance training is using momentum to move the weight. EVERY injury I've recieved in 30 years of training I can trace directly to getting too much "into the groove" and gaining too much momentum during the reps. Control of the weight throughout the entire range of motion in EVERY rep is paramount.
    I'm sure that most every guy on here will have some good information for you if you approach them via email and ask them about their work out routines.
    Best of luck in the gym!