Eating a high protein diet
Whatever your sport, there’s an established wisdom about eating and training which never fails – you need a high protein diet, (roughly 1-2g/lb of lean bodyweight dependent on your discipline and level of training) as well as a nutrient-dense diet that meets the calorific needs of progressive overload training.
Simply put, a high protein diet is the 'building block' for muscle tissue, and the rest of our bodies for that matter. Rigorous training puts stress on the muscles, doing damage which is rebuilt and improved upon during recovery. A high protein diet not only provides your body with the materials to do this, but also stimulates the production of insulin which stimulates the formation of muscle protein and the uptake of sugars, such as glucose, from the blood into muscle cells. Within the muscle cell, insulin stimulates the formation of glycogen, which is an important source of energy during exercise. So a high protein diet, via insulin, helps to replenish muscles’ store of energy as well.
Protein is therefore extremely important for anyone looking to compete successfuly by gaining strength/power/performance and/or increasing muscle mass. In order to consume your required daily amount and a full compliment of amino acids (components of protein), there are many sources of protein to include in your diet - including supplements. Meat has a high biological value (a measure of how well the body can absorb and utilize a protein) compared with non animal foods, which is why it has been a great source of protein to man for as long as we've been able to stand up and Athleat meat is the best you'll find...these guys know what we mean....