Yes… true, diet is critically important, the percentage in the title may be even on the higher side.
Food is the major constituent of body building process and one cannot overlook it. Understand that it’s a science and not a luck magic that occurs with someone and not with others. Consider it as a fuel and your body as a machine and just like any machine it won’t perform.
Intense workouts without the proper nutrition is a huge waste of time. PERIOD.
What exactly is a proper diet?
Proper nutrition doesn’t simply mean not eating fatty foods, or only eating “Clean” foods or anything such of the sorts. By proper nutrition I mean getting the optimal amount of protein, carbs, and healthy fats in your diet on a daily basis, and be in a slight calorie surplus (say 200 extra calories a day) and you will put on more muscle.
However the tricky part is learning what is optimal for your body type, and goals. If you want more of a bulky/meaty type physique you would want more calories, more protein, and substantially more carbs than you would if you were training for more of a lean/ cut up style physique, as this body style is gained by a lower overall body fat % so you would want less calories but more protein, more healthy fats, and very closely watch the carbs you eat as opposed to our bulky counter part.
Both physiques have different nutrition needs as well as somewhat different training methods but not drastically different in that regard. Identify what exactly you want out of training in the first place, look at where your diet is now and where you wanna be 6 months down the road. Best of luck. Stay tuned to know more about macros and balanced nutrition in a diet.
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