A Typical Bodybuilder’s Daily Protein Intake Schedule
Various conscious attempts must go into the personal efforts that bodybuilders make to make their dreams a reality. The average modern bodybuilder is well aware of the importance of proteins in maintained of good health and as the building blocks with which our bodies are made. Before we talk about what you ought to do one must enumerate his or her goals in quantifiable terms. Such a goal can be broken down into various sub-components such as losing fat, building strong and agile muscles, raising the energy threshold of the body and general maintenance of good health.
To begin with, intake of proteins is an integral part of building. It must be emphasized that proteins are needed by bodybuilders in larger amounts than it was thought before. All the biological processes of the body require one form of protein or the other. This is to an even greater extent when it comes to bodybuilding. Muscles are continually being nourished. Unless sufficient amounts of proteins are taken, it is possible for a bodybuilder to synthesize the available proteins. This means the process of transforming amino acids into proteins and protein compounds to repair, renew and rebuild the worn-out body parts.
Bodybuilders are known to stress the muscles more than any other group. Due to this fact, there ought to be special in terms of nutritional value. This mean higher amount of protein to begin with. A common yardstick which has lately become very popular among the bodybuilding circles is to insist that for every pound of body weight, one should take gram of protein on daily basis. Eating more than this is perfectly healthy and in fact, better for your health.
Eating healthy ranks second in importance after intensity of training. This is a sure way of increasing the structural size of the body. The most common sources of proteins are milk, eggs and meat. Take as much of these as much as you can. The only precaution is that regular and strenuous exercises are a must.
Insufficient proteins are often associated with retarded body and a small-sized body. The problem may not be availability but poor timing of use. It is at this juncture that supplements are handy. They are not time consuming in terms of preparation, measurement and accessibility. However, in cases where supplements are not readily available one can make a daily schedule of your protein consumption. It will include, breakfast, mid-morning snack, mid-afternoon meal, dinner, evening meal and an optional before-bed meal.
For example, lunch can include a chicken breast, a large plate of rice and a glass of milk. The mid- afternoon meal can consist of an intake of whey supplement, two apples, margarine sandwiches and two carrots. This choice presupposes a preplanned early afternoon workout in the gym.
The evening snack is light and has more of supplements such as whey. An optional plate of rice is left to the bodybuilder’s discretion. The last meal for the day, just before retiring to bed, is also optional. It best considered more as a follow up or an additional supplement intake than actually a meal.
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