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Every bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast knows that you must eat
enough protein for muscle growth. Without the amino acids of
protein, your muscles cannot grow no matter how hard and often you
train your. Protein is the building block of muscles and there are
no other nutrients to substitute protein for muscle growth.
It is recommended that if you want to grow and build muscle
mass, the rule is to eat one gram of protein per pound of your body
weight per day. That is a lot of protein which many people cannot
get in their normal dietary meals and protein supplementation is
often necessary. Without eating enough protein, all your muscle
building training in the gym will be futile. Such a waste isn’t
So when is the best time to eat protein to optimize muscle
growth? How and which type of protein should you eat to get
spectacular muscular growth?
•Eat protein first thing in the morning – After a good night’s
sleep, your body is in a catabolic state. That means your body is
burning your muscle for energy since your glycogen store is low. So
eat quickly digestible protein such as whey protein the first thing
in the morning even before you brush your teeth to prevent your
muscle wasting away or catabolism.
•Eat protein between your meals – To keep protein flowing in
your bloodstream so as to feed your muscles continuously throughout
the day, take casein protein in between your meals. Casein protein
is slow to digest and as such will continuously release protein
into your bloodstream to feed your muscles for many hours in
between your meals. In this way, your muscles will be constantly
receiving protein throughout the day.
•Protein before/after gym workout – It is a known fact that
eating fast to digest protein such as whey protein before your
workout will promote muscle growth as your muscles are being fed as
you training to build muscles. Then take whey protein again after
your workout along with some carbohydrates to repair your muscle
cells after you have damaged them during your workout.
•Protein before bed – Since you will be going without food for
many hours when you sleep and muscle building is at its optimum
when you sleep, you must encourage your muscle to grow by eating
casein protein before you sleep. As casein protein is slow to
digest, it will continuously feed your muscles for as long as seven
hours when you sleep and thus encouraging your muscles to build and
So now that you know when is the best time to eat protein and to
encourage building muscles, follow these tips and see your muscles
growing like you have never seen before.
Chris Chew is an American Muscle and Fitness Institute Singapore
based personal trainer. He trains models, pageant winners, actors
and other celebrities to look great in their glamorous professions.
Presently, he is running a local fitness school at http://www.sgfitnessonline.com
and written an ebook “Burn Fat Build Muscles Fast”.