Many people ask me what to do to quickly put on muscle mass, increase power, lose some weight. Training may not be enough, a proper diet might be needed. ()
To reach our sports goals we must combine a few things, know our body, and what’s really important – be determined.
In armwrestling, not many people pay attention to diet. We often eat what we have at hand, stuff ourselves with sweets or start a day with a buttered scone. Many of us don’t realize that what we eat affects the effects of our work. Remember, diet cannot be a sad chore. It’s a way of life, a basic process, like sleep or teeth brushing.
You’ll probably ask, what to eat and what to avoid?
Let’s start with what’s important – number of calories and quantity of macronutrients and their balance. Our caloric demand is an individual matter, everyone should get to that themselves, to know what to eat to gain or lose weight.
WHAT DO WE THINK WHEN WE HEAR THE WORD “DIET”?
Usually the first thing that comes to mind is increased protein intake, and decreasing fats. “I’ll eat a lot of proteins, it’ll make me stronger”, “I cannot eat fat, it’ll make my stomach grow”. I heard those words before, and they mostly come from lack of knowledge, or believing what the colorful magazines tell you.
To put it simply, protein is one of macronutrients contained in a diet, combined of :
Today I’ll tell you about carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are the main source of calories in a diet, usually about 40-70 % of ingested calories. They are the easiest available source of energy, much cheaper than proteins and fats. Choosing carbs wisely is not easy, as they are divided into complex and simple sugars.