Protein for Strength Athletes and Bodybuilders

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Key Points: Protein is the most important nutrient for building muscle. Protein is made up of amino acids. Out of these, you need to get enough of the 9 essential ones through your food. The average person needs at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight and day. Preferably 1.2 grams per … Read more

Protein Intake: How Much Protein Should You Eat per Day?

Daily Protein Intake

Key Points: If you lift weights, your daily protein requirement rises. In the short term, this happens because your body needs more protein to repair itself after training. In the long term, it is because you need more protein to maintain your larger muscle mass. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of protein is 0.8 g/kg … Read more

Soy – Healthy Alternative to Meat or Toxic Hormonal Disruptor?

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Soy, soybeans, and soy protein: muscle-building alternatives to meat, healthy legumes, or hormone-altering cancer beans? Few foods are as controversial as soyfoods. As always is the case when it comes to controversial stuff, the truth is entirely black or white. Soy means different things to different people. For the weight-lifting fitness aficionado, soy protein for … Read more

Is It Important to Eat or Drink Protein Quickly after Training?

Protein after Workout for Muscle Growth

Key Points: No, it’s not important to consume protein quickly after a workout. This is true despite the fact that your muscle protein balance is negative until you consume protein. A meta-analysis found no difference in muscle growth or strength between groups consuming protein within one hour before or after strength training, and groups who … Read more

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

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