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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:47 am 
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If you are trying to build more muscle mass and have increased your training routine, you may want to add more protein to your diet. If you are in intense training to build up your muscles there is a formula that you can use to calculate what amount of protein you need to add to your diet in order to accomplish this.

Please follow this link to read this rather informative article on calculating your protein needs and other facts about protein during training:

http://exercise.about.com/cs/nutrition/a/protein.htm

This is one of the best articles I have read about this subject.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:52 am 
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I agree, protein is a very important factor in muscle gaining. I personally use Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey as my primary protein shake, it has all the necessary proteins and BCAAs (Branched Chained Amino Acids) which I need to nourish my muscles.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:07 am 
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Yes,

Protein is of great importance not only to build muscle but also to repair any damage you may have done during a workout. I've heard that anytime you workout, you have micro tears in muscle that the body has to repair. There is a great deal of information out there but you have to be careful, some are just stating opinions and not using scientific fact.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:05 am 
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What about ladies? Do ladies also need a lot of protein? Please advise.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:40 pm 
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Ladies have protein needs also. Follow the link to access the calculator to calculate your protein needs. You may not need as much protein because your body mass is not as big as most mens. Anyone's protein needs are based on body mass and to some extent on individual health.

Protein needs are not only met by eating meats, but may also be met by certain vegetables. The only thing to remember is that some vegetables are incomplete proteins. They must be combined with other proteins to be completed.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:44 am 
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pragya wrote:
What about ladies? Do ladies also need a lot of protein? Please advise.


Of course yes, ladies need protein too. Soy is a good form of protein for ladies as it has estrogen boosting features. It is also said to protect women from cancer.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:30 am 
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mamma wrote:
pragya wrote:
What about ladies? Do ladies also need a lot of protein? Please advise.


Of course yes, ladies need protein too. Soy is a good form of protein for ladies as it has estrogen boosting features. It is also said to protect women from cancer.


Thanks, yes I have started incorporating more protein, especially whey and soy in my diet.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:57 am 
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Protein is a great source for building protein cells......but right before training you should not eat protein because it gives lot of stress on your digestive system....eat protein 30 min. after the workout (its very critical) or 2 hrs before the workout....

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:46 pm 
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Yup, most of us forget the most important time of protein intake which is within 30 minutes of working out. About 10 years ago (when I first started seriously working out), I used to ignore this aspect. As time went on and I incorporated the protein intake within 30 mins, I noticed tremendous gains.

This is the critical time window for post workout nutrition:

1. Take a Protein shake within 30 mins of working out.
2. Eat a protein+carbs meal within 1 hr of working out.

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