Justin Morgan wrote:
I haven't used protein powder in years, and don't intend to go back to it. Building lean muscle takes time. Even world class IFBB pro's using steroids take more than a decade of training to get to the mr. Olympia stage, Dorian Yates and Jay Cutler both come to mind. They were both big dudes active in bodybuilding that spent more than a decade training before they won.
I know not everyone agrees with the 80-10-10 diet, but I've had pretty good success with a high carb (900+g's), low fat (50-60 g's) and moderate protein (less than 100 g's) per day.
I actually tried many combinations including 80-10-10. I can say it didn't really help me build muscles or totally expose abs.
It's only when I raised the amount of nuts and seeds I eat, and started to eat some Tofu. I was able to build at least some Muscles mass.
Also too much Fruits and crazy amounts of fiber from raw veggies just wasn't so friendly for my stomach.
I really don't understand how Frutarists do it.
I am really not into body building, I am mostly doing endurance stuff. But I've been trying to build some muscle mass for the last 8 months. It shouldn't take me years to build that small amounts of muscles and expose six pack.