I started bodybuilding back in 1978 and since then I have read every book and article that Mike Menzer has written. I also listened to every tape and watched every video. I even got to be personally trained by Mike back in 1999 when I lived in California. So I have become something of an authority on Mike Mentzers Heavy Duty training and nutrition principles.
One of the questions I get asked is about Mike Mentzer nutrition and how did Mike Mentzer eat?
Mike believed nutrition was basically simple and felt it was all about giving the body energy. He ate a diet high in carbohydrates to fuel his high intensity workouts. Back when he was competing he would eat the following:
Two Bran muffins with butter, 1 slice seven-grain toast, two figs and two or three cups of coffee.
Milk and egg protein drink and fresh fruit such as pineapple or grapes.
Mid Afternoon Meal
Baked potato and more fresh fruit.
Two chicken breasts, a salad, corn of the cob, and occasionally some ice cream.
To fully understand the Mike Mentzer nutrition and heavy duty training principles, I suggest you get the Mike Mentzer Underground Seminar