Your body is a never ending machine that is constantly under renovation because the tissues it makes are broken down and recycled continuously. Every time this process happens your muscle mass become stronger and leaner. Working out and eating right can positively accelerate this process for maximum results. Regardless of your workout regimen, everything begins with protein. Protein is stored in your muscles and is the key to getting bigger and stronger. Your body undergoes a process called protein synthesis in regenerating muscle mass. Help the efficiency of this process by maximizing your nutritional intake alongside your workout regimen.
Your eating habits should correspond with your training goals and how often you work out. Men seeking to build strength and size should consume about .73 g of protein for every pound of weight daily. Consume protein about two hours before or after a workout to help in efficiency of the protein synthesis process. Those new to working out should focus on building up the muscle groups of the leg, back, and chest first before working down to the smaller groups. Also, be sure to alternate your exercise routine to allow for different muscles groups to be worked or rested. This will aid your body in the development of muscle fibers.
Be sure to evenly distribute your consumption of protein across multiple meals. Many people make the mistake of consuming too much protein at lunch or dinner, which can really backfire if you’re starting a new fitness regimen or returning from a work out break. If you can, try to break up your food portions into six small meals a day. Eat foods that contain a variety of the amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. The most important of these amino acids and building muscle mass is called Leucine. This amino acid is commonly found in whey protein, eggs, poultry, and other meats. Vegetarians can find high amounts of Leucine in soy. An 8 ounce cup of soy beans has roughly 2.3 grams of Leucine per serving.
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