Protein for Strength Athletes and Bodybuilders

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Key Points: Protein! Without it, you won’t survive long. And if you get too little of it, you certainly won’t perform your best or build any muscle. The word “protein” comes from the Greek word for primary. Athletes, bodybuilders, and strength athletes need enough protein to increase performance, muscle size, and strength. Strength training plus … Read more

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

Daily Protein Intake

Key Points: Protein is the building blocks of your body. Your hair, skin, hormones, blood, bones and – last but not least – muscles are all built from these chains of amino acids. Today, it is well-established that increasing your protein intake from an average to optimal level can bring substantial extra gains from training. … 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

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