Developing a lean physique is a combination of a well planned training regime working in conjunction with a balanced diet and targeted supplement plan. Just as a poor training plan will lead to muscular imbalances, failing to manage each of these areas synergistically will see results lag.
This is crucial for athletes, bodybuilders or those with aesthetic interest as the overall plan must be considered to work in unison. Still, the issue of diet looms large as many make common errors by not including structurally fundamental foods in their daily plan. Although the list can be extensive, the following three areas should be in your daily dietary plan:
1. Cruciferous Vegetables (i.e. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Rutabaga, Turnips). Often nicknamed as a “Super-Food”, cruciferous vegetables are nutrient dense, possess powerful cancer fighting properties and as an offshoot provide exercise enthusiasts the unique benefit of increasing protein absorption. Simply lightly steam and serve. I personally like to add a trace of chopped ginger or garlic or a dash of cinnamon for taste as well as important health benefits.
2. Fats. A decade or so ago the exercise and food industry was a veritable “asylum” with non-fat items, failing to understand that without proper fats in your diet will lead to a multitude of health problems, of which muscle wasting is high on the list. Fats derived from nuts (almonds, walnuts), fish (particularly cold water kind such as salmon, herring and sardines and the avocado will assist overall health as well as lowered body-fat levels.
3. Protein. Uncomplicated as all diets must include healthy proteins, from high quality sources, that work in synergy to overall training goals and general diet.
Each of these areas must be watched diligently but equally diet and supplementation must reflect with the needs of the individual and the demands of their training regime.
Prepared by John Davies
John’s present supplement stack starts daily with the “athlete’s advantage”, Modern BCAA+™, SuperCissus®, USPlabs PowerFULL® and USPlabs PRIME®, along with additional use of Yok3d®, USPlabs AP™ depending upon his training cycle
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