A key component of the formula for bodybuilding success is nutrition. Nutrition is what gives us the raw materials for recuperation, energy, and growth. Without a good diet, your dreams of achieving your ideal body will never be reached.

In this article I’ll discuss the characteristics of a good bodybuilding diet and also cover the macronutrients that we need on a daily basis, as well as how much, in order to gain muscle and lose fat.

Characteristics of a Good Nutrition Program

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Abdominal Training For Bodybuilding

Nothing looks more impressive than a well built physique with a six pack of sharply defined abdominal muscles in front of it. Remembering that abdominal definition is entirely dependent upon an awesome bodybuilding diet(as unless you strip enough body fat from your body to get down to 6% for males and 12% for women you will not be able to clearly see your abdominals), I will present below a routine that guarantees quick results in terms of hardening the abdominal wall.

The routine below is composed of 7 abdominal exercises carefully chosen to hit both the upper and lower abdominals. You will note that it can be performed very easily in the comfort of your living room. You will also notice that no direct oblique work is present.

The reason for this is the fact that in my experience, direct oblique work only leads to a wider waistline. Besides, obliques get enough indirect stimulation from basic exercises like Squats, Deadlifts, and Standing Presses, as well as Sit-ups, V-Ups, etc.

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With so much emphasis being placed on what foods to eat and exercises to perform, a topic that does not get discussed very often is the one of food seasonings. At one time or the other, we have all indulged in some type of food that has been loaded with seasoning to make it taste great! The question now remains, are these seasonings good or bad for you?

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One of the biggest things that bother me when it comes to eating healthy and helping others decrease body fat are deceptive food labels. I cannot begin to describe to you how many people have fallen for the evil tricks that the weight loss industry has set up for them.

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As I was walking around the grocery store the other day I saw several food labels that said fat free, sugar free, reduced calories and 97% fat free. While someone may initially think they are making a good choice, they may be wrong!

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