Top 5 Foods for New Bodybuilders
So, you’ve decided to take a step away from traditional strength training, and you want to start bodybuilding. Now more than ever, it’s important that you take your diet seriously. Nothing else in bodybuilding will help shape your body better than a proper diet plan. Here are the top 5 foods for new bodybuilders:
The most common source of carbohydrates for any bodybuilder is rice. Rice is a source of carbs that is very easy to digest – meaning you get the energy for your workout easily in fewer calories than pasta or grain-based bread.
The glory food for all bodybuilders is chicken. Chicken is a great source of protein, low in calories and fat. The best part about chicken is that it’s loaded with Leucine – a highly anabolic amino acid, great for muscle building.
Dark Leafy Greens
Spinach, kale, mustard greens, are all great examples of dark leafy greens you need to eat as a bodybuilder. Not only are they packed with protein, but also provide your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals to power up your workouts and keep your energy levels boosted.
The king of all carbohydrates is oatmeal. Oats is a great source of protein, carbs, fibers, Iron, manganese and are very easy to grab and eat anywhere you go. Pack a bowl of oats with you before your workout and eat it right afterwards. Those carbs will help you replenish glycogen stores, so you are ready for your next workout.
Technically not an actual food, but it can’t stay off the list. No workout program is complete without an adequate intake of water. Our muscles are about 60% water, and without a well-hydrated body, they stiffen and lack power. Stay hydrated to take your bodybuilding to the next level!
All these foods can be easily prepared and require little to no cooking, making them perfect for a new bodybuilder that lacks experience in meal preps. Now get those gains!