Being that I'm just under 190lbs at about 6% BF and started a long time ago looking a lot different your boyfriend is going to need a balanced diet of clean non-processed foods eaten in a ratio of about 55-60% carbs, 40-45% protein, and 5-10% fats. once the diet is cleaned up and he is shoving about 2500-3000 cal down his throat he needs to find a way to motivate himself to get in the gym and push some serious weight! no need really to dig into a random muscle mag. if he wants a real education tell him to buy the Schwarzenegger Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. that will give him a great foundation to build on and his base principals for building muscle will be sound and true. lastly he can play with supplements but I would suggest staying away from pre-workout sups. they are bad news and in about 10 years people will be having organ damage from that garbage. tell him to buy Creatine Monohydrate and some decent quality whey protein. both have been around forever and both have had real scientific studies done by 3rd parry doctors and have been proven effective and safe. oh, and cardio! don't slack on the cardio or he'll end up with massive arms and a giant gut, not attractive. hope this helped
I weigh 160 pounds, I have under 6% body fat, and I'm over 60% muscle. Junk foods will help him gain wait for sure. But they become COMPLEX FATS that are not easily converted to muscle even with extreme workouts. He should stick to a diet of protein and whole grains. I also take a dietary supplement that is made of WHEY PROTEIN and I put on 2 pounds every day that I took it, but it was muscle. Whey protein, eggs, and whole grains will help him pack on some weight that he can easily convert to muscle. I hope that answers your question! Good luck to your boyfriend! Please mark as helpful! Thank you!
Protein, vitamins, carbs, work out with heavy weights at smaller reps but don't over do his self or he can get hurt best to go to your local gym talk to them and the will get him set up on a good healthy diet plan to gain muscle and not fat. He just has to keep his mind to it and if he takes the protein powder or other body building powders and quits working out or takes in more calories then he is burning then he will just gain fat and no no muscle hope this helped you and him please Mark as helpful good luck
guess i might as well throw my two cents in... diet is a huge part of what you do when your body building, if you want some firsthand grade honest A advice then im your man. first i have a few questions, what is is body weight, height etc.? what does he usually eat? how many times a week does he work out and for how long? ill do my best to help him and if he take my advice and works out he will see growth.