Sunday, March 14, 2010
TO GROW MUSCLES, YOU NEED TO FEED THE RIGHT NUTRIENTS TO SUPPORT GROWTH.
PROTEIN = BUILDING BLOCKS
CARBOHYDRATES = FUEL
Studies have shown that the timing and amount of protein are key factors when looking to gain muscle. On top of a balanced diet, additional protein and carbohydrate both before and after training can be of great benefit. The recommendation are that males aiming to gain muscle should consume 1.2-1.5g/kg/day of protein, ANY MORE WILL BE USED FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION. But the protein will not go towards growth if you are not eating enough to meet your energy needs (i.e. Wt loss goals), therefore you can get stronger, whilst leaning up, but it is hard to lean up and get huge at the same time.
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