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How Much Protein Should I Consume To Gain Muscle?

According to WebMD: “Adults in the U.S. are encouraged to get 10% to 35% of their day’s calories from protein foods. That’s about 46 grams of protein for women, and 56 grams of protein for men.” However, it also goes on to state that: “Athletes. Most sports involve physically breaking down muscle during the activity and repairing it afterward. So the protein needs of active people are influenced by the length, frequency, and intensity of their workouts. Endurance athletes such...
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Workout Resources

Workout Resources New to fitness? Looking for a tried-and-tested workout program to build muscle? The resources here will show you some of the best proven barbell lifting programs for the beginner to intermediate levels. First, why barbell lifting programs? Simply put, in terms of efficacy, barbell training is the most effective and efficient way to build strength. Having good knowledge of the basic barbell lifts will be an invaluable tool in your fitness arsenal. We are not saying that bodyweight...
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Whey Concentrate / Isolate / Hydrolysates – Facts

Concentrate / Isolate / Hydrolyzed Whey: What’s The Difference? You may have seen the terms whey concentrate, whey isolate, hydrolyzed whey (or whey hydrolysates), or whey blend on the labels of your protein supplements before and wondered what they meant. You also probably noticed that products marketed with whey isolate and hydrolyzed whey were also significantly more expensive compared to your ‘normal’ whey products. Well, what’s the difference? Concentrate – Whey concentrate is the least processed form of whey, which...
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What Is Protein Spiking?

Protein / Amino / Nitrogen Spiking Confused as to what protein/amino/nitrogen spiking is all about? (for the purposes of this article, we will refer to it as ‘protein spiking’). Let’s get right to it. What is protein spiking? Well, simply put, protein spiking is the practice of adding incomplete amino acids into protein supplements in order to boost its measured protein content. How does it work? First, you have to understand a complete protein contains nine essential amino acids (tryptophan,...
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