A young boy asked a huge bodybuilder: “How do I get big, sensei?”
The huge bodybuilder smiled and replied: “Solid nutrition and training!”
As one could expect, this is the blue pill. There’s nothing special about the training of professional bodybuilders. And as far as nutrition is concerned, we have to tell you a secret – bodybuilders eat junk food all the time.
Most of the time, this is done in the off-season but not always. Here’s what the king of SEO injections in the arms, Gregg Valentino, has to say on the subject:
‘I BEEN WITH KEVIN LEVRONE 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE ARNOLD CLASSIC, HE ATE 2 CHEESEBURGERS ( LOADED ) AND HAD PASTRIES, 2 WEEKS LATER HE WON THE ARNOLD CLASSIC….’
And yet professional bodybuilders are always trying to convince everybody that their muscle definition is due to consuming the cleanest foods on Earth.
Since getting the calories required for growth from clean foods is hard, IFBB pros go to the dark side and consume cheeseburgers, chips…etc.
If you are a natural bodybuilder, however, don’t make junk food more than 15% of what you eat. Otherwise, there will be negative results. Pro bodybuilders remain lean despite eating bad food thanks to their high metabolic rate (a lot of muscle mass) and fat burning drugs (e.g., ECA stack, DNP, T3, GH…etc.)
Clean foods can make you fat too
Excess calories will make you fat even if they come from clean foods. A good example would be the followers of the popular GOMAD diet. Those bulking soldiers often get super fat despite consuming clean foods.
Is a little bit of junk that bad?
While a high consumption of junk food is obviously dangerous, being a spoiled food snob is not good either. Including a little bit of “bad” food is not the end of the world. If you limit it to 10-15% of your total intake, you are unlikely to suffer many negative consequences.