Want to Increase strength, achieve a suitable body composition, and maintain fitness levels? Read on.
If you take your sporting performance (or health) seriously, you should already be consuming a diet which is:
1) high in carbohydrates - primarily from breads, cereals, grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables,
2) moderate in protein - choosing lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs and low fat dairy products and
3) low in fat - minimising your intake of butter, margarines, oils and other ‘hidden' fats.
Basically, a diet for muscle gain follows the same pattern, but with more of the same foods being eaten.
Alcohol should be limited especially if looking to gain muscle, it interferes with recovery and the stop muscle growth. Aim not to drink on gym days!