Protein Rebuilds Muscle After Training
It is essential to get enough high-quality protein to rebuild muscle after a workout. The recovery process continues for up to 48 hours following a training session. Protein and amino acids are vital for muscle recovery so first and foremost you should make sure to supplement your diet with the right type of protein for the best results.
The right diet makes a big difference in how your body looks and performs. Muscle is made up primarily of protein and requires it to maintain growth, especially during weight loss. Paul Arciero, Ph.D., professor and physiology scientist, believes that supplementing the diet with high-quality protein like Isagenix can result in increased endurance, performance, and muscle growth based on his research on the Isagenix System.
The human body needs protein in different amounts based on your size and the amount of physical activity you engage in daily. Someone who is a hardcore bodybuilder takes in massive amounts of protein daily, while a non-active person requires less. Serious athletes and competitive bodybuilders have been known to eat between 2 and 4 grams of protein per pound of body weight. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports this belief that someone very active physically needs more protein than the average person.
On the other hand, for those moderately active individuals, 1.2 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram body weight per day is ideal. If you’re already using the Isagenix System, this is easily achieved by having a serving of AMPED™ Tri-Release Protein following a training session. The extra 18 to 25 grams of protein it provides are readily used by the body and ensures the muscles have energy as fuel.
A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight, spread out over the day, maximized the protein synthesis rate for the whole body. The study participants were men who worked out on multiple days and used protein supplements after training sessions. They were tested following protein consumption to see how much protein was utilized by the body through blood, saliva, and urine tests.
If you are physically active as either an athlete or serious competitor and want to maximize your protein absorption, a serving of AMPED Tri-Release Protein after your workout will help your muscles recover faster and increase your endurance for intense training. If your goal is to build muscle and lose fat, adding more protein can also help control those late-night cravings for sugary foods.