≡ Menu

Want To Build Muscle? Eat Your Beef!

Beef is an awesome bodybuilding food.

If you are eating MANS style to build muscle, beef is an absolute must.

But do you know the different cuts of beef?
Do you know the nutritional value of these cuts?

With this information you’ll be able to make better choices. Let’s have a look at where each cut comes from.

What’s The Beef?

beef cuts

Now we know where the cuts come from, let’s look at the nutritional vale of each of them (by the way, beef contains no carbs).

beef cuts

So what cuts are best then?

Well, if you embrace the low-carb (higher fat) approach to building muscle, the top choices are

* Sirloin

* Chuck

With Sirloin being my personal favorite.

For people looking a high-protein, low-fat option, the honors definitely go to

* Round

It’s the highest in protein and also the lowest in fat.

If you would like to know how a higher fat approach is great for building muscle please see my article on the MuscleHack Anabolic Nutritional Strategy. I’m constantly getting emails from people who are seeing great, visible gains from this coupled with my workout plan.

Your buddy,

Mark McManus

image credit wikimedia

Related Post

Mark McManus
Mark McManus
Mark is now available for 1-on-1 consultations to help you take your results to the next level. Click here for more details.
Mark McManus is a trainer & author from Ireland. His work has been featured in major publications all over the world. He is the creator of the free growth-promoting workout Targeted Hypertrophy Training' (THT) and author of the NEW fat-torching system Total Six Pack Abs.
He has also created the BREAKTHROUGH arm and chest maximizer programs The Arms Blast' and 'Chest Blast' workouts.
And if you're a fan of delicious high-protein recipes to fuel your muscle growth, check out his cook book 'Buff Baking' here.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Carol Bardelli February 11, 2008, 5:59 pm

    I dig the bull drawing. Woo Hoo.

    We almost always stick to round and sirloin. And my husband can divvy up 4 ounce portions without a food scale now. Practice, practice, practice.

  • Mark McManus February 11, 2008, 7:07 pm

    Thanks Carol!
    I’m pretty good at that myself. I can even measure protein powder almost to the gram without scales now 😉

  • Nate January 9, 2009, 7:01 am

    I think the “round” is my beloved tri-tip. Oh I love tri-tip.