Protein

Although one of the requirements for my chiropractic degree was 500 class hours of nutrition, and twice this number were needed for my Ph.D., I also learned from practical experience.

Bodybuilder 1981 Workouts

Arnold and his Conan director, John Milius, visit Franco backstage at the 1981

Mr Olympia contest

Arnold and his Conan director, John Milius, visit Franco backstage at the 1981

Mr Olympia contest

Knowledge from books makes us aware of possibilities we never knew existed, but this is only part of learning Some people never go beyond the facts and ideas read in books, thereby missing the most important learning experience of all: discovering for oneself through trial and error.

Arnold and I, for example, experimented a great deal with different diets. It was easy to compare notes constantly because we were training partners, Also, for a time we lived in the same apartment and ate many meals together.

At one point we decided to conduct an experiment to resolve whether' meat or fish was the better food to eat, particularly before competitions when we wanted to be in top form We followed our own training programs but ate fish for one month and switched to meat the following month. The result of this research by the team of Columbu-Schwarzenegger showed that meat provided more energy on a short-term basis, while fish gave us steady energy over a long period of time In addition, meat had the disadvantage of causing us to gain a greatei percentage of fat than muscle.

One ol the most damaging pi actions among bodybuilders is going on a strict diet ol' meal and walci before a major contest and keeping carbohydrate intake at a low level. This is commonly known as a high-protein diet, but this is not correct. If you look at the protein tables found in this book, you will see that most meat is high in fat content. This type of diet, therefore, is wrong for bodybuilders. The ideal bodybuilding diet is high in protein, low in fat, and contains enough carbohydrates to maintain the sufficient level of energy needed for hard training.

I've given a few examples of what it's like to learn for yourself. Many others will be found throughout the book. Some may seem simple, but you should realize that sensitivity to your body's responses to diets and training is not acquired overnight, but with time and patience.

The Basics Of Body Building

The Basics Of Body Building

Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through various techniques. It is achieved through muscle conditioning, weight training, increased calorie intake, and resting your body as it repairs and heals itself, before restarting your workout routine.

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