I’ve been interested in sports nutrition (well, what I need to eat for best results) for quite a while. I have had a couple of online attempts and getting some good info on the subject but had failed miserably. Until last night when I stumbeled on this gem: The Weight Trainer’s Bodybuilding¬†Diet – How to Maximize Your Muscle with the Right Diet at About.com. It covers when to eat relative to your training and the training type, and what types of food to eat, and how much of each type. Brilliant! A brief summary of the document:

The Least You Need to Know

Don’t worry too much about the finer detail of calculating quantities if you don’t wish to. The detail is there for those who can use this precision, but most people don’t. Experience and getting to know how your body works is probably more important, as well as trial and error within the information provided here. Check out these main points.

  • Eat some protein and carbohydrate about thirty minutes before a session.
  • For sessions that proceed considerably longer than an hour at moderate to high intensity, and include cardio, take a sports drink during the session.
  • Eat some protein and carbohydrate immediately or within 30 minutes of the end of the session.
  • Don’t use protein supplements excessively. You can get the required amount of quality protein from lean chicken, fish, soy, skim milk and some red meat.
  • Some weight trainers do better with six smaller meals a day rather than three larger meals. Don’t fret about this; it doesn’t suit everyone. However, always eat breakfast.
  • Eat a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fruit, vegetables, beans, whole grains and quality monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in nuts, seeds and oils.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to replace water lost. Beverages like tea and coffee contribute to this. The diuretic effect of these drinks has been overstated.

The dude (Paul Rogers) seems quite nutral, and best of all, hes not trying to push a tonne of products/supplements down your throat! Check it out.

On another note, last night I also stumbeld accross this article about tight muscles and stretching etc. Talks about the different approaches to remidying tight muscles.

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