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8 Most Effective Nutrition Guidebooks For Muscle Building

Enter a new era of nutrition with these leading authors’ works of wisdom

There are plenty of resources on training, but not enough on nutrition. Which, for a lot of people, is confusing. The food that you eat is also the food that fuels your training and recovery. Nutrition is arguably as important as your training, if you want to be serious about building muscle.

These experts understand this, and they’ve written great books to guide your diet, which will only benefit your training.

#1 Just Your Type by Phil Catudal

Just Your Type by Phil Catudal
Who suggested this book?
The Just Your Type by Phil Catudal was recommended by John Filizzola from The Narrative Group. You can find out more about Phil Catuda here or read the book recommendation below.

70 percent of people exercise the wrong way. To achieve lasting fitness and to build muscle, you should work with your natural-born body type and do the optimal combination of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises and consume the right proportion of macronutrients for your physique. While fitness trends and fad diets will come and go, your body type (somatotype) is the one constant that’s never going to change. Just Your Type helps anyone create an individualized workout that’s tailored to their body shape and composition. Working harder isn’t always the answer, but working smarter is.

#2 Strength Training Nutrition 101 by Marc McLean

Strength Training Nutrition 101 by Marc McLean
Who suggested this book?
The Strength Training Nutrition 101 by Marc McLean was recommended by Melissa Morris from Exercise. You can find out more about Melissa Morris here or read their book recommendation below.

She has a BS and MS in exercise science and an EdD in educational leadership. She is an ACSM certified exercise physiologist and an ISSN certified sports nutritionist. She teaches nutrition and applied kinesiology at the university level and has worked in health education, fitness, and nutrition for 15 years.

#3 The Bodybuilder’s Nutrition Book by Franco Columbu

The Bodybuilder's Nutrition Book by Franco Columbu
Who suggested this book?
The The Bodybuilder’s Nutrition Book by Franco Columbu was recommended by Elliot Robinson from Gunsmith Fitness. You can find out more about Elliot Robinson here or read their book recommendation below.

“A retired kinesiologist and a 2-time Mr. Olympia champion himself, Dr. Franco Columbu shares his knowledge and experience in bodybuilding and nutrition.

The Bodybuilder’s Nutrition Book has detailed accounts of Columbu’s effective diet plans and winning methods for achieving the ideal physique in the world of bodybuilding.

What I found personally interesting is that this book is read by both beginners and professionals in getting proper nutrition to help increase leverage in muscle building, which all in all is the core of the book.

There is also a chart of various foods and their nutritional value, all of which make a great, easy guide especially to those who don’t have much knowledge about nutrition. It’s a great book if you’ve started working out, or just planning on working those muscles. I’m into fitness and own this book in my office.”

#4 Fit Men Cook by Kevin Curry

Fit Men Cook by Kevin Curry
Who suggested this book?
The Fit Men Cook by Kevin Curry was recommended by Jason Jacques from JasonJacques. You can find out more about Jason Jacques here or read their book recommendation below.

Fit Men Cook is an excellent resource for muscle building meals. Kevin Curry delivers many recipes catered towards a healthy lifestyle, with recommendations on meal prep and how to make it work for your lifestyle.. What’s great about this book is that he has protein-rich meals that are healthy and perfect for building muscle. If you’re tired of same old chicken and broccoli – grab a copy of Fit Men Cook and start expanding your options today!

#5 Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy by Brad Schoenfeld

Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy by Brad Schoenfeld
Who suggested this book?
The Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy by Brad Schoenfeld was recommended by Jason Jacques from JasonJacques. You can find out more about Jason Jacques here or read their book recommendation below.

This book is not an easy read (it reads as a textbook). However, if you want the most in-depth science behind building muscle, then this is a great resource to add to your library. While it is not a book on nutrition, Brad Schoenfeld shares a full chapter on nutritional biochemistry as it relates to building muscle. You will gain a better understanding of the nutritional requirements for your hypertrophy goals.

#6 The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook by Kendall Schmidt

The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook by Kendall Schmidt
Who suggested this book?
The The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook by Kendall Schmidt was recommended by Caleb Backe from CalebBacke. You can find out more about Caleb Backe here or read their book recommendation below.

Enjoy flavorful meals that help you to build muscle and see more gains with this bodybuilding cookbook. The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook incorporates all the major nutrition features of a bodybuilder’s diet into easy to cook, delicious recipes. This book also includes information about pre and post-workout nutrition to guide you through your bodybuilding journey.

#7 The Bodybuilder’s Kitchen by Erin Stern

The Bodybuilder's Kitchen by Erin Stern
Who suggested this book?
The The Bodybuilder’s Kitchen by Erin Stern was recommended by Jamie Bacharach from Acupuncture Jerusalem. You can find out more about Jamie Bacharach here or read their book recommendation below.

As far as nutritional information for muscle building, you can’t do much better than Robert Garfield and his recipes. Not only are they good, they’re incredibly insightful and practical. Discover the how and the why behind the recipe before preparing it in order to understand nutrition and the role that it plays in muscle building.

#8 The Shredded Chef by Michael Matthews

The Shredded Chef by Michael Matthews
Who suggested this book?
The The Shredded Chef by Michael Matthews was recommended by Dane Kolbaba from Watchdog Pest Control. You can find out more about Dane Kolbaba here or read their book recommendation below.

These are simple and easy to make meals for the busy family looking to eat healthier and build more muscle. Michel Matthews explores creative and effective meal plans that are tailored to different body types, goals and lifestyles and shows you that eating healthy need not be bland!


Who contributed to this article?

JohnFilizzola from The Narrative Group

Melissa Morris from Exercise

Elliot Robinson from Gunsmith Fitness

Jason Jacques from JasonJacques

Caleb Backe from CalebBacke

Jamie Bacharach from Acupuncture Jerusalem

Dane Kolbaba from Watchdog Pest Control

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