Protein & Muscle Mass
Right let’s keep things simple and easy to understand , there’s no need to worry about the whys and how’s it’s all about the end results let me worry about the whys and how’s for you 🙂 that’s my job.
But having a basic understanding of what you are doing and need to do is crucial and how it affects your overall health and fitness and wellbeing.
So why is it so important to get your body’s daily protein requirements in ? Well to keep things simple every muscle in your body is made up of different proteins , your body needs protein to maintain its strength , increase strength , size and to retain its current condition , repair damaged tissue from day to day movement and of course your dairy exercise. Having good levels of protein will also help with brain activity help you think and process information better and also keep those hunger pains at bay for longer.
Good muscle mass requires good levels of protein intake . It’s so important in all areas of total fitness from brain function to building quality lean muscle and also losing those pounds .
So this is a quick reference ( please remember this is a guide and not a rule as everyone is different ) and has different daily health and fitness requirements and end Goal.
This ranges from 0.5-07 to 1-1.5 it’s a wide range so working this out is very important your Personal Trainer can help you with this or me.
We can work this out by using your current weight , age , activity levels and gender and of course end Goal.
0.8-1 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
Average healthy adult (male or female) that IS doing some form of exercise regularly or IS trying to improve their body (lose fat, build muscle, etc.). This is the minimum I’d recommend in this case.
1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
Average healthy adult FEMALE whose primary goal is building muscle, getting “toned,” maintaining muscle while losing fat, increasing strength or improving performance.
1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
Average healthy adult MALE whose primary goal is building muscle, getting “toned,” maintaining muscle while losing fat, increasing strength or improving performance.
So in short the more protein you take in will help support your muscle mass while your in a fat loss period. Or when you are looking to put slabs of meat on , protein is muscle and muscle is protein so it makes complete sense. So when you want to lose body fat you want to keep as much muscle mass as possible and lose only bad weight. And on the flip side when wishing to put muscle on you need to make sure that you are taking on board the right amount of protein the building block of muscle to make that hard earned muscle.
Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 8:45 am | Training Tips