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Save a copy of your PDF diet plan and share it with your friends! Overview of Building Lean Muscle Building muscle mass the lean way is your guaranteed way to keep a great shape all year round. Many people cringe at the idea of bulking because adding a few kgs of fat to your body for the sake of gaining a few kgs of muscle is unlikely to improve your physique. While bulking to some extent is necessary to reach your genetic potential, it's not everyone's goal to be as muscular as possible or it may be that you have done your bulking and are now content to add muscle to your body slower if it means staying lean. Besides if your training hard all year round why not look good all year round as well? Furthermore people don't usually realise that you don't have to be increasing muscle mass or decreasing body fat to be improving your physique. Have you ever wondered why it is that some bodybuilders may be the same weight as you and a similar body fat percentage but look 10x better?
Step 1. Figure Out Your Calories Weight gain and weight loss is not dictated by wizardy, even though it might seems like that's the case at times. Nor does it depend on if you eat slimming so-called 'healthy' foods, or fattening 'unhealthy' foods. Your body simply doesn't care what labels mainstream media or diet 'gurus' have chosen to put on different foods. Here's how it works: check Consistently overeat more calories than your body burns per day, and over time you will store this excess energy as body fat check Consistently undereat less calories than your body burns per day, and over time you will burn body fat to make up for this energy imbalance Not only do we know this to be true from countless case studies of people employing CICO to get in shape, but scientific consensus and the laws of thermodynamics also agree that the most effective way to lose those extra pounds is to eat fewer calories than you burn on a regular basis 1.
Naturally, this will be the first thing to figure out for your meal plan.
Here's the formula you can use to easily determine what your energy intake should be: Head over to a total daily energy expenditure TDEE calculator like this one here and input your own data. This should provide you with a ballpark of your maintenance calories - this essentially is the calorie intake where you don't gain nor lose weight.
Got that done?
Alright great, keep that number in your head and let's move on. Take a look at the picture above and then look at your own belly.
You should be able to roughly estimate your own body fat percentage. Start over the process by cutting. Rinse and repeat. For women Same rules apply but using different numbers. Say for instance a 80 kg, or pound, vegan lifter plugs in his or her stats into the TDEE calculator which estimates the maintenance calories to be calories.
Step 2. Get in a moderate amount of protein and slow-carb like sweet potato along with fibrous vegetable like broccoli for this meal. A nutritious lunch will keep off catabolism and provide a continuous source of energy to the body for afternoon chores. And we believe, that is not something difficult to understand.
A pre-workout meal rich in slow acting protein and low GI carbs will provide your muscles with a sustained source of energy, increase your performance, preserve muscle mass and reverse protein degradation. In fact, without a proper pre-workout nutrition, your post-workout nutrition will find it difficult to produce those magical muscle gains.
This three form an important part of the protein, and hence, they are responsible for protein synthesis in the muscle. BCAAs get readily absorbed by your body which results in delivering fast energy to the working muscles.
It will result in increased flow of blood and nutrients to the working muscle and hence a better pump. Maestu et al. These results when considered alongside the works by Walberg et al. However, it should be noted that this study did not include a low protein control and not all studies show a linear increase in LBM preservation with increases in protein [ 40 ]. Furthermore, two subjects did lose significant amounts of LBM 1.
The group as a whole progressively decreased their calories by reducing all three macronutrients throughout the investigation. Thus, the two subjects uniquely increased their proportion of protein, possibly reducing fat and carbohydrate to the point of detriment [ 6 ].
That said it is also plausible that the lost LBM seen by these two subjects was necessary in order to achieve their low levels of body fat. It is unknown whether or not the lost LBM influenced their competitive outcome and it is possible that had the competitors not been as lean, they may have retained more LBM but also not have placed as well.
In a review by Phillips and Van Loon [ 28 ], it is suggested that a protein intake of 1.
While this is one of the only recommendations existing that targets athletes during caloric restriction, this recommendation is not given with consideration to bodybuilders performing concurrent endurance and resistance training at very low levels of body fat. However, the recently published systematic review by Helms et al.
Moreover, the authors suggest that the lower the body fat of the individual, the greater the imposed caloric deficit and when the primary goal is to retain LBM, the higher the protein intake within the range of 2. Carbohydrate High carbohydrate diets are typically thought to be the athletic performance standard. However, like protein, carbohydrate intake needs to be customized to the individual.
Inadequate carbohydrate can impair strength training [ 41 ] and consuming adequate carbohydrate prior to training can reduce glycogen depletion [ 42 ] and may therefore enhance performance. While it is true that resistance training utilizes glycogen as its main fuel source [ 43 ], total caloric expenditure of strength athletes is less than that of mixed sport and endurance athletes. However, in the specific case of a bodybuilder in contest preparation, achieving the necessary caloric deficit while consuming adequate protein and fat would likely not allow consumption at the higher end of this recommendation.
Satiety and fat loss generally improve with lower carbohydrate diets; specifically with higher protein to carbohydrate ratios [ 44 - 49 ]. In terms of performance and health, low carbohydrate diets are not necessarily as detrimental as typically espoused [ 50 ].
In a recent review, it was recommended for strength athletes training in a calorically restricted state to reduce carbohydrate content while increasing protein to maximize fat oxidation and preserve LBM [ 28 ]. However, the optimal reduction of carbohydrate and point at which carbohydrate reduction becomes detrimental likely needs to be determined individually.
However, muscular endurance was degraded in the lower carbohydrate group.
In a study of athletes taking in the same amount of protein 1. Mettler, et al. Finally, in Pasiakos et al. One key difference between these studies was the highest protein group in Mettler et al. While performance was not measured, the participants in Pasiakos et al. The difference in training protocols or a nutritionally mediated decrement in training performance could have either or both been components that lead to the greater losses of LBM observed by Pasiakos et al.
While it appears low carbohydrate, high protein diets can be effective for weight loss, a practical carbohydrate threshold appears to exist where further reductions negatively impact performance and put one at risk for LBM losses. Therefore, once a competitor has reached or has nearly reached the desired level of leanness, it may be a viable strategy to reduce the caloric deficit by an increase in carbohydrate.
However, it should be noted that like losses of LBM, decrements in performance may not affect the competitive outcome for a bodybuilder. It is possible that competitors who reach the leanest condition may experience unavoidable drops in performance.
Fat The importance of carbohydrate and protein in sports nutrition is often emphasized over that of dietary fat. Subsequently, recommendations typically focus on maintaining adequate fat intake while emphasizing carbohydrate to fuel performance and protein to build and repair LBM. However, there is evidence that dietary fat influences anabolic hormone concentrations which may be of interest to bodybuilders attempting to maintain LBM while dieting [ 5 , 26 , 51 , 52 ].
However, distinguishing the effects of reducing total dietary fat on hormonal levels from changes in caloric intake and percentages of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids in the diet is difficult [ 51 , 52 , 55 ]. In a study by Volek et al.
In a similar study of resistance trained males, correlations were found between testosterone, protein, fat and saturated fat which lead the researchers to conclude that diets too low in fat or too high in protein might impair the hormonal response to training [ 52 ].
Competing bodybuilders must make an obligatory caloric reduction.
If a reduction in fat is utilized, it may be possible to attenuate a drop in testosterone by maintaining adequate consumption of saturated fat [ 5 ]. However, a drop in testosterone does not equate to a reduction in LBM. In direct studies of resistance trained athletes undergoing calorically restricted high protein diets, low fat interventions that maintain carbohydrate levels [ 13 , 29 ] appear to be more effective at preventing LBM loses than lower carbohydrate, higher fat approaches [ 32 , 40 ].
These results might indicate that attempting to maintain resistance training performance with higher carbohydrate intakes is more effective for LBM retention than attempting to maintain testosterone levels with higher fat intakes.
Body composition and caloric restriction may play greater roles in influencing testosterone levels that fat intake. During starvation, a reduction in testosterone occurs in normal weight, but not obese, males [ 56 ]. In addition, rate of weight loss may influence testosterone levels. Additionally, an initial drop in testosterone occurred in the first six weeks of contest preparation in a group of drug free bodybuilders despite various macronutrient percentages [ 6 ].