There are plenty of resources on training, but not enough on nutrition. Which, for a lot of people, is confusing. The food that you eat is also the food that fuels your training and recovery. Nutrition is arguably as important as your training, if you want to be serious about building muscle.
These experts understand this, and they’ve written great books to guide your diet, which will only benefit your training.
70 percent of people exercise the wrong way. To achieve lasting fitness and to build muscle, you should work with your natural-born body type and do the optimal combination of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises and consume the right proportion of macronutrients for your physique. While fitness trends and fad diets will come and go, your body type (somatotype) is the one constant that’s never going to change. Just Your Type helps anyone create an individualized workout that’s tailored to their body shape and composition. Working harder isn’t always the answer, but working smarter is.
She has a BS and MS in exercise science and an EdD in educational leadership. She is an ACSM certified exercise physiologist and an ISSN certified sports nutritionist. She teaches nutrition and applied kinesiology at the university level and has worked in health education, fitness, and nutrition for 15 years.
“A retired kinesiologist and a 2-time Mr. Olympia champion himself, Dr. Franco Columbu shares his knowledge and experience in bodybuilding and nutrition.
The Bodybuilder’s Nutrition Book has detailed accounts of Columbu’s effective diet plans and winning methods for achieving the ideal physique in the world of bodybuilding.
What I found personally interesting is that this book is read by both beginners and professionals in getting proper nutrition to help increase leverage in muscle building, which all in all is the core of the book.
There is also a chart of various foods and their nutritional value, all of which make a great, easy guide especially to those who don’t have much knowledge about nutrition. It’s a great book if you’ve started working out, or just planning on working those muscles. I’m into fitness and own this book in my office.”
Fit Men Cook is an excellent resource for muscle building meals. Kevin Curry delivers many recipes catered towards a healthy lifestyle, with recommendations on meal prep and how to make it work for your lifestyle.. What’s great about this book is that he has protein-rich meals that are healthy and perfect for building muscle. If you’re tired of same old chicken and broccoli – grab a copy of Fit Men Cook and start expanding your options today!
This book is not an easy read (it reads as a textbook). However, if you want the most in-depth science behind building muscle, then this is a great resource to add to your library. While it is not a book on nutrition, Brad Schoenfeld shares a full chapter on nutritional biochemistry as it relates to building muscle. You will gain a better understanding of the nutritional requirements for your hypertrophy goals.
Enjoy flavorful meals that help you to build muscle and see more gains with this bodybuilding cookbook. The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook incorporates all the major nutrition features of a bodybuilder’s diet into easy to cook, delicious recipes. This book also includes information about pre and post-workout nutrition to guide you through your bodybuilding journey.
As far as nutritional information for muscle building, you can’t do much better than Robert Garfield and his recipes. Not only are they good, they’re incredibly insightful and practical. Discover the how and the why behind the recipe before preparing it in order to understand nutrition and the role that it plays in muscle building.
These are simple and easy to make meals for the busy family looking to eat healthier and build more muscle. Michel Matthews explores creative and effective meal plans that are tailored to different body types, goals and lifestyles and shows you that eating healthy need not be bland!