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How to Use Protein to Build Muscle

By: Robert
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There is no substitute for understanding, so take the time to learn why it has to be protein you use to repair muscles. Protein is absolutely necessary to build muscle mass, as there is no other nutrient anywhere which can rebuild muscle fiber. As you continue your workouts, you reach a situation where your muscles are torn and broken as a result. Only protein can repair this damage and allow the muscles to benefit from your exertions. Inadequate protein is a major stifler of progress and development, so make sure that you are taking in enough for your needs.

Try using whey protein. Most bodybuilders find out very quickly, if they didn't know already, how important protein is, and they will eat high protein food such as tuna. That is a very effective way to get protein to build muscle mass. In today's hectic world, it is not always easy to get access to the food you need whenever you need it, so having a substitute available such as whey protein powder is a good idea. This powder can be added to milk shakes, and you have a near instant intake of protein.

Take time to learn the pound rules. The rule of thumb which bodybuilders use is that for protein to build muscle mass, you should consume roughly a gram and a half of protein for every pound of your body weight, and do this every day. You may be wondering how you are going to consume that much protein. If you are, then don't forget the protein shakes.

Think about trying casein protein as well. Cottage cheese is the primary source of this, and as a protein, it burns much slower than most. When you know you will not have access to food for a long time, you can try to eat some casein protein in advance. Even some experienced bodybuilders don't know how to use this protein to build muscle mass. Casein protein is also a perfect nutrient to take in at bedtime. The protein will release through the night, and prevent the body from feeding on its own muscles later.

This article has given you a basic insight into using protein to build muscle mass.

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