When it comes to becoming ripped by losing all the pure body fat, few people can do it as well as bodybuilders do. They are better at doing this than 95% of other dieters. By reading this article, you will learn what diet plan you should follow in the pre-contest period, if you’re a bodybuilder. If at some point in the future you want to take part in a competition, what you learn here can help you. Even if competition isn’t your thing, such a diet can still help you get a better looking body.
My experience with bodybuilding competitions dates back to 1995, so over the time I’ve learned a number of things that I will share with you in this article.
When I’m preparing for a contest I will usually go on a diet half a year in advance. I do this so I will be as prepared as possible when the contest comes. During the first 30 days I will only eat foods that are clean, avoiding any kind of junk food. I prefer turkey, protein shakes, chicken, beef, fruits, pasta, rice, vegetables, potatoes, milk, eggs, fish and so on. I prefer splitting it all up in 5 or 6 meals per day, together with a gallon of water. 4-6 days per week I will also do some cardio exercise, for around half an hour.
Another thing I’ll do is that I’ll take a fat burner. The latest fat burner I used was called “Palo Alto Labs Leviathan”. I took two pills each day, twice, before I ate. The pills were taken before weight training and before cardio. I did this because of the energy boost, because the metabolism was increased and because it curbed my appetite.
A bit before the contest I would increase the diet, making it stricter. Each day I would consume 1.5 grams of protein and 1 gram of carbohydrate. All this while keeping the fat at a minimum, except those that were essential, like fish oil and flax seeds.
This is how a normal day would look for me:
I would start the day with cardio, taking far burner before it and a black coffee. The first meal would consist of egg whites and a bowl of protein powder and oatmeal. The second meal would consist of garden salad and chicken breast. The third meal would be a garden salad and a tuna can. Then follows the workout, after I take a black coffee and fat burner. The fourth meal will be of steak, sweet potatoes and steamed veggies. The last meal was a protein drink.