There is a saying that you can’t build a house without any bricks. The same goes for your body – you can’t build muscle without any protein.

It’s a common mistake, especially with those who are new to weight training – you may me killing yourself in the gym, but without adequate nutrition you’re going to end up with disappointing results, fatigue and even injury.

When it comes to building muscle, eating right is half the battle. The chart below from Strength Authority lists 10 brilliant foods that are not only high in lean protein, but packed with other nutrients that are essential for energy and muscle growth. You can check out the infographic below.

We’d also love to hear your thoughts – Did we miss anything out? What foods do you swear by when you’re bulking-up? Let us know about it in the comments.

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nutrition infographic

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