MUSCLE & STRENGTH
How Knowing What to Eat to Gain Muscle Leads to Better Results
If you’re trying to get muscles that are bigger and stronger, working out is key. Strength training breaks down muscle tissue. During recovery that tissue rebuilds stronger and bigger.
But, your body can’t create that new muscle tissue out of nothing. To make gains you have to have the right nutrients in your body to construct muscle.
This means that what you eat, and how much, is essential in making muscle gains. Lifting and doing strength training without adequate nutrition, especially without enough protein, can actually lead to loss of muscle tissue.
Furthermore, if you aren’t eating right you won’t have the energy to do the workouts that lead to muscle gain.
To make the most gains in muscle mass and strength you need:
Enough calories total, each day,
And adequate protein to actually rebuild more muscle tissue.
If you eat a lot of protein but not enough overall calories, you’ll struggle to be able to workout to build more muscle.
If you eat enough calories but too much junk and not enough protein, your body won’t be able to build up muscle tissue and will gain fat instead.