On day one bodybuilding competition bodybuilders look their best. They have trained and dieted to peak” on this day. In other words bodybuilders aim to peak at certain times and this means their training and dieting is cyclical. Bodybuilders call this season’s nutrition and exercise since it is designed to allow the bodybuilder to take it easy relatively speaking on a regular basis. The latter is called the maintenance or growth phases. This is not to say that bodybuilders fall out of shape then get back in then falls out and so on. They just go from good shape to great form and return to good form. In this way the top during the race but never falls out of shape between competitions.
Several months before the competition time bodybuilders usually go on a special lose-many of fat diet. They completely eliminate junk food avoid pizza and burgers soft drinks desserts and fried foods. They eat salad without croutons without cheese and without high-calorie dressings. Bodybuilders monitor carbohydrate intake also careful not to eat too much. A typical set of meals for a bodybuilder may contain egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast tuna salad for a mid-morning snack vegetables rice and a lean steak for lunch a kind of whey protein drink in the middle of the afternoon a sizable salad and perhaps a chicken breast for dinner and more vegetables or some cottage cheese just before bedtime.
In the off-season bodybuilders maintain a good physique and desirable body fat level when lifting weights three to five times per week. In addition to weightlifting bodybuilders usually provide between four and five cardio workouts each week at least 30 minutes each. This can come in the form of brisk walking running biking or any other cardio workout. Doing cardio workout around 4 hours before weightlifting sessions keep energy up. Runs just before weightlifting can leave you devoid of energy.”