A lot of people think they need masses of protein in order to gain muscle. The figure that’s normally bandied about is one gram of protein per pound of body weight per day. That is, if you weigh 200 pounds, the amount of protein you should be eating each day is 200 grams. That’s a […]
Casein or Whey for Weight Loss: Which Works Best?
If you want to lose weight, should your protein shake contain whey or casein? Is one better than the other? Or will they have much the same effect on weight loss? Protein and Weight Loss When it comes to getting lean, protein has a couple of important roles. First, it does a better job at […]
How Many Protein Shakes a Day to Gain Muscle?
Protein shakes are a quick and easy way to increase the amount of protein in your diet. But how many should you actually be drinking? And how many is too many? There are no rigid rules that dictate exactly how many protein shakes you should have each day. But for most people looking to build […]
Will a Protein Shake Before Bed Give You More Muscle by Morning?
You’ve heard that taking a protein shake before bed will help you build muscle faster. But you’ve also heard that doing so is a waste of time, and that protein timing is irrelevant. Just hit your macros by the end of the day and you’ll be fine. Will drinking a protein shake before bed give […]
How Much Protein to Gain Muscle? The 1 Gram Per Pound Myth
How much protein should you eat to gain muscle? Is 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight too much, not enough or about right? If you eat more, are you going to build muscle faster? Or will you do just as well with less? Historically, most bodybuilders and strength athletes have claimed that extra protein […]
Are BCAAs Worth It? No. Here’s Why
If you want more muscle than you have right now, branched-chain amino acids are quite possibly the most valuable supplement in the entire known universe. Take them before and after a workout, as well as between meals, and your muscles will grow larger at a rate faster than you ever thought possible. That’s the theory, […]