Protein Needs Based on Fat-Free Mass?

Protein needs and fat-free mass

Today we’ve got a question on protein needs, from Stefan in Sweden. He writes: “If I understand correctly, protein intake is often mentioned in terms of grams of protein per kilo of bodyweight, for instance 2 grams per kilo. Wouldn’t fat-free mass be a more relevant metric, since a person at 80 kilos would have … Read more

Building Muscle as You Age: Protein Needs for the Older Lifter

protein older lifter

Does the older lifter need more protein to keep building muscle? Even if you don’t even lift, there are reasons to believe that more protein than the general dietary recommendations might be beneficial for you as you age – both to stay healthy and to maintain your physical capacity. If you not only lift, but … Read more

Casein: Fast Gains from Slow Protein?

Casein is a high-quality protein that provides all the amino acids you need for building muscle. It’s a natural milk protein found in dairy products and in protein supplements. Casein is popular with athletes looking to gain muscle and to prevent the loss of muscle during a diet. In this article, you will find everything … Read more

Whey Protein: The Complete Guide to the Most Popular Protein Supplement for Strength Athletes

When you quaff a protein shake following a grueling workout, chances are the protein in said shake is whey protein. Whey protein is, by far, the most common and popular type of protein used for muscle-building purposes. Whey protein is an excellent and cheap source of protein, suitable for anyone looking for an all-round protein … Read more

Eating for Muscle Growth: When, How, and How Much to Eat for Adding Lean Mass

The three cornerstones of muscle growth are training, rest, and diet. And genetics, of course. However, you can’t do much about that. Let’s ignore genetics for the moment and focus on what you can improve. Everyone likes to eat. This article is all about what you should eat to give your muscles what they need … Read more

HMB Increases Fat-Free Mass in Athletes, But Only When Protein Intake Is Low

As you may or may not know, we have a huge guide to the popular supplement HMB here on the site. HMB is a metabolite of the essential amino acid leucine. Having both anti-catabolic and anabolic effects, it has been highly touted as a must-have supplement for athletes. However, most research, with the exception of … Read more

How Long Do You Build Muscle After Eating a Protein-Rich Meal?

Do you think we know everything about protein and how your body uses it to build muscle? Then you are sorely mistaken. We probably don’t know much at all. For example, we don’t know how long a certain amount of protein builds new muscle mass. Add all the various protein sources in a regular diet, … Read more

Can Collagen Protein Supplements Aid Your Cartilage Regeneration?

Recently, collagen protein has garnered quite a bit of attention. Where whey, casein, soy, and maybe a few other proteins were the ones available, you now usually find collagen protein as well. In addition, several studies over the last few years have demonstrated actual increases in fat free mass following collagen protein supplementation, comparable to … Read more

Protein for Strength Athletes and Bodybuilders – How Much, How Often, and What Kind

Protein strength training

The term “protein” is derived from the Greek word for primary. This meaning is true especially for athletes, bodybuilders and strength athletes with the goal to increase performance, muscle size and strength. Protein is the primary dietary driver for anabolism. This article will make sure you know everything you need to know about how protein … Read more

How Much Protein from a Single Meal Can Your Body Use to Build Muscle Mass?

How much protein per meal

How much protein can the body absorb per meal? That might very well be one of the most frequently asked questions in exercise and nutrition. First, let us clarify the question. There is often a certain misunderstanding about what this really means. Taken literally, as in how much protein can be absorbed before an excess … Read more