Most of us realize we need protein in order to build muscle. Lifting weights and strength training damages muscle fibers, and this sparks a repair process causing muscles to grow. We require the amino acids within proteins as the building blocks for this growth. Something else we also need is fat. Despite popular opinion, fat does not make you fat. In fact, if you don't eat enough your body will begin to store it. Nonetheless, let us not forget about the carbs providing us energy in the gym. We have explored good nutrition in the past. Today, we want to focus on the top foods that help build muscle and cut body fat.
The term "whey protein" is somewhat of a household name these days. Almost everyone knows that protein is a vital part of a healthy diet and most people have heard of and tried various protein supplements like shakes and bars...but when it comes to specific types of protein supplements like whey versus casein, most people consider it "fitness-ese". Do you really know what's in your protein? And should you?
Trial and error in the fitness world is a very frustrating venture! One of the most frustrating experiments is trying to discover which macronutrient is best for your fitness goals. There are so many variations in fitness levels, activity levels, activities, body types, and absorption of nutrients between one person to the next. No singular diet will work for everyone! We want to remind you that trial and error is a HUGE part of transforming your body from flabby to fit!