NUTRITION TIPS FOR CUTTING WEIGHT
Cutting weight and training before a bodybuilding contest? Scientist, coaches and athletes have argued about science and practice for at least 100 years. In 1904, coach Bill Reid from Harvard warned his football players not to become involved with the famous Harvard Fatigue Laboratory because they might hurt their performance. Scientist are often contemptuous of coaches because they don’t included the latest research findings in their game plans. Scientist have made the following suggestions:
* Don’t use artificially sweetened beverages before a bodybuilding contest because they are associated with weight gain. Athletes should reduce sugar intake but avoid artificial sweeteners.
* Don’t exercise in a fasted state because bodybuilders will not lose fat, and it will negatively affect caloric expenditure and fat metabolism.
* Avoid split routines before a contest and emphasize multi-joint exercises.
*Cut back on protein. Optimal protein intake for fat loss is 1.2 to 1.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. Most bodybuilders consume 2.4 gram per kilogram.
*Avoid extremely low-carbohydrate diets because they impair exercise performance.
*Avoid high-volume aerobics. Instead, bodybuilders should do high-intensity interval training (HIIT)