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8 Best Cookbooks for Weight Lifters For 2023

If you want to gain muscle, you need to eat right. That’s a given.

Want to know what the best way to learn to cook for a lifter’s body?

That’s with cookbooks for weight lifters which have been recommended by top weightlifters.

These picks for the best cookbooks for weight lifters won’t let you down!

The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook

Well, the title makes it easy to see how weightlifters might be interested in this, but does it measure up? 

Yes, very much so, in fact, we’d say that the nutritional breakdowns of each meal and explanations as to how they contribute to muscle development are awesome. 

And the recipes are very tasty!

The Ultimate Bodybuilding Cookbook: High-Impact Recipes To Make You Stronger Than Ever

The Vegan Bodybuilder’s Cookbook

If you want to avoid meat when you’re lifting then this is the ultimate guide to getting a vegan weightlifter’s body. 

There are 102 recipes inside its pages and they’re all fully plant-based. 

They’re also divided up into 3 clever weekly meal plans, to make it super easy to cook everyday without too much thought.

The Vegan Bodybuilder’s Cookbook Essential Recipes and Meal Plans For Plant-Based Bodybuilding

The New Abs Diet Cookbook

OK, ignore that ridiculous strapline and let’s focus on the fact that these recipes are very good for increasing muscle and reducing body fat.

However, you’re going to need to keep working out as you use it and watch out for the occasional high carb recipe which won’t be quite as good as the rest are for lifters.

The New Abs Diet Cookbook: Hundreds Of Delicious Meals That Automatically Strip Away Belly Fat

Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

This is a super short guide that anyone can read in a few hours, with 10 premade meal plans that are designed to help you cut and bulk.

We like the 56-page reference guide which allows you to cut down on the reading even further if you just want to start getting on with the cooking and the workouts.

Bigger, Leaner, Stronger: The Simple Science Of Building The Ultimate Male Body

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

If you want to eat well all week long, the best thing to do is master prep work.

So that you get everything ready on the weekend and then just do some light cooking tasks for the rest of the week.

This is a great guide to getting that prep work done and without breaking the bank on expensive stuff too.

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy And Wholesome Meals To Cook, Prep, Grab and Go

Guy Gourmet

This book may not be focused on weightlifters per se but it has plenty of recipes that are ideal for gaining muscle and burning fat.

Better still, there’s a “gourmet” aspect to the recipes that make them ideal for a date night with a non-lifting partner.

Guy Gourmet: Great Chefs’ Best Meals For A Lean & Healthy Body

The Bodybuilding Meal Prep Cookbook

Another prep guide and this one is slightly more focused on weight lifting and macros. We found the section on how to calculate macros really useful.

It has around 60 recipes in total, which isn’t a huge amount but it’s enough to keep your palate happy for a month or two.

The Bodybuilding Meal Prep Cookbook: Macro-Friendly Meals To Prepare, Grab and Go

Final Thoughts

We think that no matter what kind of diet you want, you’re bound to find a cookbook that suits you in our list of the best cookbooks for weightlifters.

And the more you base your eating around these books, the easier your lifting regime is going to feel and the more toned and muscled you’re going to be. 

Stephen Oliver
Stephen Oliver
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