Oh, we have heard it all before, for sure. “Even as bodybuilders you can get everything with a good balanced diet.” Yes – and they used to say Jack LaLanne was a nut too, but gee, now he’s 90 and still can do handstand pushups!
Indeed, you and I know that a regular balanced diet won’t even be close to getting us up on stage to pose. Unless it’s the Joe Blow, fat slob contest. We know by now that physique competitors and couch potatoes don’t have the same nutritional needs. We need tons of muscle devoid of marbled fat. We train brutally hard and eat slabs of whole foods. Still, it is NOT enough.