Your goal may be to bulk up or lose fat, or maybe even both because they’re both intertwined with each other. With these tips on how to build muscle naturally, you can reach your destination much quicker without having to spend your hard earned money on unnecessary supplements.
The most important factor in building a ripped and muscular physique is nutrition.
David Ruel, a competitive bodybuilder, professional nutritionist and author of the ‘Anabolic Cooking Cookbook’ says:
“Even if you are on the best training program possible and take all the best supplements, your muscles won’t grow by themselves and the fat is not going to fall off magically. Food will make your muscles grow and burn that stubborn belly fat. Without nutritious food in the right quantities, even the most intense workout or cardio session is worthless.”
Professional boxers and MMA fighters often have to lose weight for an upcoming fight, or they may move up in weight either for more lucrative fights or simply because their body is more suited for a higher weight division.
However, going up or down in weight must be done properly otherwise it’s a danger to one’s health.
That’s why elite level fighters pay the best nutritionists to help them with their diet to lose weight effectively or to bulk up while still retaining their speed and power.
For the rest of us, we simply cannot afford to employ a full time nutritionist to overlook our entire diet plan.
Fortunately, professional nutritionist Dave Ruel has been teaching people for many years on how to build muscle naturally through eating the right food.
Fed up of eating the same tasteless food and supplements that provided no positive results to his own physique, Dave met his mentor that would help improve his own diet and transform his body.
From the knowledge and experience he gained, he spent 4 years researching and developing his guide which features over 200 recipes on “healthy muscle-building meals that promotes lean muscle mass gains, rapid fat loss of fat, and top athletic performances.”
Dave Ruel’s Top 5 Tips to Build Muscle Naturally
1) Personalize Your Meal Plan
What is your goal? Is it to build muscle, tone your physique or lose fat? Each of those goals are not the same and therefore require a different meal plan. You must first figure out what you’re aiming for and then you can formulate a plan based around your goals.
2) Implement a Meal Plan
Knowing when to eat is just as important as knowing what to eat. Timing is essential and so is sticking to your meal plan because it allows your body to get used to a specific regime as well as making the most out of what you ingest.
3) Cooking For Yourself
Not only will you know exactly what you’re eating, but you’ll also save a lot of money in the process. Preservatives and chemicals are commonplace in microwave and takeaway foods, and they’re never good for your body.
The ‘Anabolic Cooking Cookbook’ shows you how you can prepare a week’s worth of healthy muscle meals in 3 hours or less.
4) Know Exactly What You’re Eating
It’s a waste of time if you’re not keeping track of what you’re eating. This means that you have to eat the right amount of calories and have the correct nutrient breakdown in order to meet your goals.
This can be confusing but with the Optimum Maximizer Advanced Calorie Calculator, you can calculate your resting metabolic rate and caloric cost of activity.
5) Don’t Be Fooled by Supplements
Most supplements don’t work and are overhyped! However, there are some out there that are legit and do actually work. You need to know which ones are the real deal and avoid the others made by companies that are just out to get your money.
Dave Ruel’s ‘Anabolic Cooking Cookbook’ goes into a lot more depth about how to build muscle naturally through proper diet and nutrition, even including a journal log book.
One of his students is Canadian National Level Figure Skater Martine Thebeau, who says:
“I have to be very strict all year long and having a book like Anabolic Cooking on hand makes it easy to maintain my physique all year long”.
Before entering the pro ranks in fitness modelling, Lucas Couturier was out of shape, had poor knowledge of nutrition, terrible cooking skills and he needed serious help. That help came from Dave Ruel’s book and here’s what Lucas has had to say:
“If you want a 6-pack, diamond delts and big biceps, you have to eat the right food! And to make the right food tasty, you have the Anabolic Cooking Cookbook. I have learned so much with this book that I was able to transform my body completely, get that 6-pack and become a fitness model. And believe it or not, that’s now what I do full time!”.
While you may not be striving to become a figure skater or fitness model, to reach your peak physical condition requires the same principles no matter what sport you participate in. Those principles are based on training hard and eating the right foods.
To get the most out of your training, I highly recommend the following articles:
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