How to Eat Like a Bodybuilder | Lee Haney | Dieting Tips from 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia

you can’t train like a horse and eat
like a bird so that made sense it has kept body fat under control you’re able
to watch it see the quality of muscle growth which was slower but at the same
time you didn’t have to eat green beans and tuna fish in order to get cut for a
show mr haney many people are here to
have a look at you can you tell us something about your training in bodybuilding well first of all my training it consists of training at least six to
seven days a week sometimes I trained twice a day and I spend roughly three
and a half up to four hours in the gym that’s twice a day to two hours in the
morning and maybe two hours and afternoon what about your food my food
is basically this well rounded meals that consists of quality protein will
come from things like chicken eggs fish lentils was used some but for the most
part it was those particular type of proteins that was used I did use a lot
of powdered protein drinks not a lot of them I would some in the off season but
it was mostly food then it was carbohydrates of sweet potatoes was at
the top you know beta carotene also high fiber low glycemic index is the perfect
energy food and then anabolic properties of sweet potatoes and any type of roots
was very very good in highly recommended then as far as greens and veggies
and that sort of thing I strongly believed in the use of spinach so I use
a lot of spinach in my diet which is the perfect multi mineral complex so I used
that and it also helped to cleanse the body you know all of that is important
in water was this paramount and making sure we kept the system nice and clean
and giving the body what it needed other things like pineapple the perfect
anti-inflammatory for the joints I would do pineapples twice a day fresh
pineapple I would also use things such as walnuts almonds in the diet which is
very good I would take in as many as 15 you
know 12-15 whole eggs a day you know training for competition in off
seasons to develop size and off season as I got closer to a show I would do a
mixture of maybe three egg whites and two whole eggs per meal I never believed
in just taking egg yellows away because the fact of the matter is the egg yellow
contains something called lecithin and choline which have their own fat burning
properties let’s see what haney looks like well he
certainly looks big he looks hard he looks like he’s ready this may very well
be his fifth win Lee’s symmetry looks in fact I think better
than ever right now just standing there Lee looks like the winner 243 and
a quarter pounds but I’ve tried to stay true to is making sure that quality
nutrition were the part of my daily existence had relates to training for
competition on season and offseason I never liked my nutrition to be such that
I would end up being 30 20 pounds over my last competition weight so I wanted
to make sure that whether I gained 5 10 15 or 20 pounds I was still able to see
my abs you see it that’s the that’s the tale story of everything Abs if you got
abs that mean your body fat is is within control if you don’t then guess
what we need to make some changes bodybuilding is judged mainly on the
basis of comparison and experience judges usually need only one or two
looks at the top contenders to make up their minds but this isn’t what happened
in Chicago the top five or six were called out over and over in different
combinations they have this new school old school kind of a thing that they’re
talking about and I think because of the criteria of what’s accepted and
bodybuilding now sort of threw everything out of whack you know and
might you know when I entered my competitions you’re talking a 32 inch
waist you know with a vacuum well that was no longer the norm once during Yeats
came in after me it okay the vacuum went away the small waist went away it just
became about mass so the mindset of the bodybuilders as of lately has been let’s
just get big and now let’s try to Train down and get some definition and when
doing so you have to go through all type of extremes to get rid of body fat in
which you should have never put on in the first place whereby we watched every every ounce of quality as we develop our
physique so we were never in a quick-fix situation quick fixes causes a lot of
other things you know that really didn’t have to happen you know crazy things
they help get rid of fat which you should never put on this think about how that stuff wearing your adrenal system then you’re doing 8 million miles of aerobics
that wears on your system also and you’re doing it to your joints because the body is only
good for so many bumps in the road you can destroy a pair of shock absorbers by
hitting bump bump bump where your knees your back your shoulders it works the
same way so give the body what it needs and as you know and a lot of my sayings
has been trained to stimulate not annihilate you have to annihilate when you
do crazy stuff like get forty or fifty sixty pounds over competition weight then
you have to try to bring the weight down in order to see how abs or to get in contest condition


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