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The Right Protein

Filed Under: Sports Nutrition at 9:43 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Steaks on the grillGaining muscle and strength is the goal for many people working out. A few important factors can make a huge difference reaching the “perfect goal” for the majority of people: burn fat and gain muscle.

The road to happiness can be named after one word: protein.

Many people wonder how to calculate the amount of protein needed and from where to obtain the top quality protein. The amount of protein needed depends on the amount of muscle you have now plus the amount of muscle you would like to gain.

However, you should not rely on bodyweight because individuals of the same weight differ widely in body fat and lean weight.

Body fat does not require protein because the human system needs protein to maintain the current lean weight, plus the extra amount needed to grow muscle. So, here’s a quick guideline to help you determine how much protein you need.

First, find out your present total weight. That’s the easy part.

Second, you need to know your lean weight, which includes all the structure of your bones, nerves, tendons, skin and organs. You may get a body composition analysis which will determine your body fat and body weight. Many gyms offer it at no cost.

Lastly, you need to figure out the right protein/carb/fat for your diet. The ideal is to have four to six small meals with protein, cabs and fat, with higher amounts for breakfast and lunch, and lower amounts for afternoon snacks and dinner.

Once you have numbers, you can decide if you need a protein supplement or just need to eat a high protein diet to accomplish your goals.

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8 Responses to “The Right Protein”

  1. Jonathan says:

    Good article. However, it is important to recognize that a good mix of whey protein; milk protein; protein drink would be the best choice!

  2. bryanking says:

    thanks for this very informative post. This is a nice blog and will be looking forward to read more from you.

  3. Mike says:

    Human beings were created to eat raw fruit, vegetables, whole grains, seeds and nuts for optimum health…”the Garden of Eden diet”. Later in human history, the Creator allowed ‘clean’ animals for food. However, in the 21st century much of the animal protein is too contaminated for safe consumption. About 30 grams of vegetable protein a day is enough for most people.

  4. swan123 says:

    There is a protein supplement drink that gives you the perfect blend of the highest quality proteins (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, and micellar casein). In addition you get fast and continuous acting carbs, essential fats all in the right balance for steady energy and quick recovery from sports. This supplement is tested in 3rd party FDA approved labs according to Good Manufacturing Practices.

  5. swan123 says:

    The protein supplement drink mentioned above for sportsnutrition; is designed for quick digestion and immediate energy.

  6. Jon Krenn says:

    Great information thanks for getting this out there for people like me to read.

  7. Mackenzie Urquides says:

    I agree that you should just find a protein powder you like and stick with it. Disregard all the hype, find what works for you.

  8. FranciaOgan957 says:

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