EAT BIG TO GET BIG!
So, with competition time fast approaching it’s time to up my game a little bit. I always get people telling me they are doing everything right in the gym but are not seeing any progress in size and very little progress in strength. First thing I ask them is what they consume on a daily basis-9 times out of 10 they are either eating rubbish or simply not enough. You can lift and train all you want to but without proper nutrition you will never progress the way you should.
My general rule of thumb when it comes to calorie intake is 20 calories per pound of body weight if you are looking to gain good muscle mass, size and strength. So for someone who is 200lbs BW = 4000 GOOD calories is a benchmark. If you’re training right and training hard this won’t be a problem. For me I find it fairly easy to maintain my weight over 300lbs. Now that competition time draws closer I will generally consume around 6000 calories a day.
My “Typical” Strongman Daily Diet....
I will typically consume around 6-8 meals a day which include high protein foods like Red Meat, Chicken, Eggs & Milk. Cereals, bread, pasta, rice and potato along with some fruit like banana's and apples.
Breakfast: 8-10 Weetabix or other Wheat based cereal with 2 pints of Milk
1 hour later: MHP Up Your Mass Shake-with milk is around 800 calories
Mid-Morning: Chicken sandwiches on Whole-meal bread with some fruit.
Lunch: 2 Chicken breasts with Basmati/Wholegrain Rice with some kind of sauce for flavour.
1 hr. Pre Workout: 3-4 squares of Flapjack ENGLISH-Great for carbs and energy and not heavy on your stomach before workout.
20mins Pre Workout: 4 Scoops of USPLabs Jack3d (Yes 4 scoops!)
Immediately After workout: MHP Up Your Mass Shake.
Dinner: Lean cuts of steak with Rice or Potatoes, and a serving of veg even though I don't like my greens they are vital in my diet.
Mid-Evening: Chicken & Rice again, simple dish with great benefits.
Before bed: .MHP Probolic
Also throughout the day I take my Vitamins, Omega's and joint support.
So there it is-my typical daily intake, I try to keep it fairly clean and am constantly drinking water through the day. Yes I have my cheat meals and it’s always fun going out to dinner.
Thanks for reading guys and girls
Eat to grow!