Dr Franco Columbu : The Bodybuilder's Nutrition Book


Despite being more than 20 years old, this book was well worth the money. In fact, my first thought was 'if this amount was known 20 years ago, why isn't it common knowledge now?'.
Columbu has certainly 'walked the walk', and for that reason I was more than keen to find out what he had to say on the subject of nutrition (I realise he's written a fair bit over the years, but up until now it's managed to elude me) . The book goes into a good level of detail on the basis for his diets, the many things he's tried over the years - some more successful than others - as well as some basic diet plans for anyone lifting weights.

Yes, this book is a valuable resource for anyone who loves the iron - not just bodybuilders. Without being swayed by more recent debates such as the benefits of creatine, it's an excellent work on the fundamentals of good nutrition.


You Might Also Like...




NB : For a complete list of everything we use and recommend, swing by the reviews area. And of course the Straight to the Bar Store. It's all in there.

To learn how to put it to work, swing by the Guides area.



Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 35) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



Like this? Check out :

8 Glasses of Water Per Day?.

Burn more, drink more.

10 Questions with Strongman Mike Gill.

Time to dive a little deeper.



Of course, if you enjoyed these, I'd highly recommend grabbing the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. Delivered weekly, and absolutely free.

(there's also a Daily Update, if you're looking for an even larger dose of training-related goodness.)

NB : If you'd like to write a guest post for Straight to the Bar, or if you'd like to join the team of Moderators here (I love hearing about everyone's training approaches) - get in touch. And if you've got a fitness competition or seminar coming up, add it to the calendar.

Look forward to hearing from you.


Over to you. Leave a comment below, or send us a tweet :


blog comments powered by Disqus
Straight to the Bar Strength Kit

Are You as Strong as You Could Be?

Grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit.

Training Guides, eBooks and of course the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. Absolutely free.