Bodybuilding Supplements

The dietary needs for anyone bodybuilding are different from those of the general public.  Bodybuilding means making a conscious and continuous effort to add lean muscle while minimizing body fat – however, many of the dietary practices that have emerged from bodybuilding in the past fifty years have now been adopted by the mainstream.

The principal need when bodybuilding is to get your calorie intake right – enough to allow the muscles to grow, not so much that you get fat.  For years the secret weapon in this has been increased protein intake, particularly in the form of whey – but now the rest of the world has caught up, with millions of people all over the world now eating whey on a daily basis.

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So how much protein do you need?  According to research, the average man in the UK consumes around 55 grams of protein per day.  However, bodybuilders place demands on their body that dramatically increase the need for protein.  

When you stress muscles to make them grow, you require much higher levels of amino acids.  Amino acids are the building blocks of muscles, and without them you won’t recover from hard workouts or make any progress.  You get these amino acids from protein.

The usual formula for bodybuilders is one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.  So if you weigh 200 pounds, you should consume 200 grams of protein per day.

There are lots of delicious sources of protein – lean cuts of meat, fish, milk and dairy products, eggs.  Try to include as many as possible in your diet to get the variety of micronutrients they have to offer.

However, many people find that it is hard to get to the required protein level from their regular meals.  Choosing a high quality protein supplement is a great way to make up the difference and ensure that your diet is supporting the hard training you are doing.

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