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All Proteins Aren’t All Alike

Protein is a very important macronutrient that is a staple part of a bodybuilder’s diet. It doesn’t take much to see how important protein is to weight lifters and bodybuilders, as there are so many different supplement companies out there that have come out with their own line of protein supplements. So, we as weight lifters, recognize that if there is one thing we don’t reduce whether it be on a bulk or a cut, is the protein intake. Majority of the time, the macronutrient break down, always has the protein at a relatively high number, because it has been taught to us constantly, that protein is very important in building muscle mass. The question that arises from this statement, to most people who actually are curious on why certain things are the way they are and don’t just accept the information without doing their own research, is “is this true?” And the answer to that question, in essence, is yes. Protein is very important in one’s diet, not just for bodybuilders but for the average joe. It becomes even more important for bodybuilders because of its ability to help with the repair of muscle tissue.

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How much protein is too much protein

Protein is a very important macronutrient (the others are; carbohydrates and fats), when it comes to a fitness lifestyle. For anyone who is interested in building muscle, consuming at least 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight is recommended. The logic behind this is that, your lean muscle mass is no where near 1g/lb of body weight, so consuming around that will be over that amount and provide your body with the essential amino acids that it needs to build your muscle mass.

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