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Entries in Protein timing (2)

Tuesday
Nov172015

Protein Intake for Strength Training Gains

We know that strength training is key for maintaining and building muscle mass, but the best benefits come when these fitness endeavors are matched with appropriate nutrition adjustments.

This includes the addition of extra protein.

But even that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

How much protein do we really need? And when is it best timed with our workouts?

Check out the answers to these questions and more as Paul unpacks the appropriate role of protein in a strength training program and the specifics that research suggests regarding optimum dose and timing. 

 

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Sunday
Jul122015

Pre- and Post-Workout Strategies

Exercise itself is merely a stimulus for change.

The purpose of exercise is to induce stress on the body (e.g. mechanical stress, metabolic stress, nervous system stimulation).

It’s not just to burn calories or to get our hearts pumping. Exercise is a tool we need in order to force our bodies to change.

The readiness of our physiology to withstand the stress of exercise and the way we nourish our bodies between exercise sessions are what truly dictate our response. In other words, our bodies need to be challenged but also need to recover if we want to see positive changes.

Perhaps this is why many people who exercise - but don’t pay much attention to nourishment (or have altered physiology) - don’t see jaw-dropping results.

Accordingly, your pre- and post-exercise nutrition strategies are driven largely by the frequency, intensity, duration, and types of training you choose to do. These choices not only make or break your workout performance, but also your recovery between sessions.

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