Saturday, July 6, 2013

So whats the deal with protein?

Everyone who knows even a little about fitness, and muscle building, myself included are usually raving about
  • How clean is it
  • How much of it
  • How often should you use it
  • How do you get it
  • When do you take it
  • WHAT IS IT? 

So lets talk about it..... in easy to understand terms :)

Protein: An organic compound composed of carbon+hydrogen+oxygen+nitrogen

Still tracking? I've lost you?

Protein is a key element in muscle growth, its also responsible for synthesizing structural hormones like insulin and growth hormone 

The most important part of protein is the amino acid composition, these are the building blocks for healthy muscle tissue growth.

Protein is made up of 21 amino acids which are the building blocks of life. 

Here are some of the best places you can get your protein intake from:
Cottage Cheese

Someone who is looking to build lean muscle mass should be working for the intake of about 1g of protein per pound of body weight, people who are trying to bulk up with mass amount of gains, should be closer to 2g of protein per pound of body weight. 

You should try to get much of your protein in raw, whole food sources, but we know this is not always possible, so most weight lifters, or athletes try to stick to a 60/40 ratio, with 60% being from raw food sources (chicken, dairy) and 40% being through supplements.

I use AdovCare's Muscle Gain, for my protein supplement, it is predigested protein so that your body can put it right to work, and is a clean form, with 25grams of protein per serving...

Click HERE to check it out 

 When using a supplement link this you would not want to take it in place of a meal, but rather in addition too!

One of the most important things to remember about protein, and how it affects your muscles, is post workout... you MUST get protein into your body within 30 mins of a heavy workout, otherwise its like you only did half the workout, you have broken down your muscle fibers, now you must repair, and refuel to build them into bigger stringer muscles!! 

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