The 7 Best Muscle Building Foods…by Josh Schlottman
When it comes to the best foods to build muscle it’s easy to believe that all you need is protein, protein, protein. But it goes a little deeper than that when it comes to muscle building diets. The best part about having some lean muscle on your body is that it will also increase your metabolism and will burn A LOT more fat than you would if you didn’t have as much muscle on your body.
The goal of everybody who wants to have a lean, ripped and attractive body should be to build muscle. The biggest resistance I get is from females who are really resistant because they don’t want to get big bulky muscles.
But when you go on a muscle building diet you will fortunately also shred a heck of a lot of fat and unless you’re on a crazy training program like Arnold Schwarzenegger, you won’t get big bulky muscles. If fat loss is your goal, check out my Xtreme Fat Loss Diet review too.
And guys who are trying to build muscle should definitely be eating a lot of the best foods for muscle building. Many vegetarians are going to have a lot of trouble getting muscle on their bodies because of the lack of lean high protein sources. I’m not a fan of vegetarian diets but I do respect peoples decision to go on them, but I would NEVER recommend it if you ever plan on putting some good muscle on your body.
I’m still surprised at the amount of people training who don’t know which foods for building muscle they should be taking in. And to be honest, it’s really not their fault, I don’t ever remember looking at the Food Pyramid and seeing what I should be eating to burn fat and build muscle. I still remember my younger bodybuilding days when I didn’t have a clue what I was doing and would pound at least 3 protein shakes a day. FAIL.
Josh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Science. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and he’s a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) by American Council on Exercise. He’s worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the high school and college levels. He has over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. He is also the author of The Flat Belly Formula. He strives to bring inspiration and results for people to live healthier lives through smart diet and exercise.