May 17, 2021
Arguably the most important nutrient for a bodybuilder, protein builds and repairs muscles. Consuming 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight is strongly recommended for maximum muscle growth.
Recommended Protein Sources:
Lean Red Meat
Leucine: an essential amino acid mainly responsible for the regulation of blood sugar levels and the growth and repair of tissues in skeletal muscle, bones and skin.
Isoleucine: promotes muscle tissue repair and, recovery, while also assisting in wound healing.
Valine: helps the process of muscle growth, repair and recovery.
Glutamine: a non-essential amino acid responsible for preserving muscle mass.
Arginine: has the capability to preserve nitrogen, which is crucial in protein synthesis.
Carnitine: increases energy while decreasing body fat.
Histidine: required by the body for both growth and repair of muscle tissue.
Lysine: used by the body for calcium absorption, which is compulsory for growth in muscles and bones.
Phenylalanine: has the ability to elevate mood by stimulating the nerve system.
Methionine: capable of breaking down and using fats.
Threonine: involved in liver functions, lipotropic functions and maintenance of the immune system.
Cysteine: capable of strengthening the lining of the stomach and intestines.
HMB: prevents muscle loss and limits fat storage.