Q: I love to eat steak, chicken, and my protein shakes. Can there be such thing as too much protein in my diet? A: Yes. While the recommended daily allowance of protein is less than 100 grams, most sports trainers and nutritionists recommend around 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. For a 200-pound male, this equates to 200 to 300 grams of protein per day. Some nutritionists recommend up to TWO grams per pound of bodyweight, which would put the 200-pound trainer at 400 grams of protein per day. Some top athletes regularly consume up to 500 or 600 grams per day. However, it should be considered that they are 250 to 300 pounds (or higher!) and they naturally have a higher caloric requirement than the rest of us. Because each gram (g.) of protein contains four ...
If you've never heard of a "positive nitrogen balance" and are wondering what the hell I'm talking about don't feel bad, you're not alone. The term isn't something you hear every other guy in the gym talking about. But I can guarantee that even though he may not be familiar with the term, every gym rat on the planet knows what happens when you have a positive nitrogen balance-you get big.
Bringing out the definition below the waist is much harder than above the waist. For most guys, making the veins pop out of the arms and chest comes with just a few weeks of dieting and a high rep workout. The abs come out a few weeks later as the fat disappears and cardio can last 30 to 45 minutes per day. The legs, however, often take much longer to develop those cuts and rivets that are so sought after by bodybuilders. In a show where most body parts are equal and conditioning is similar, it will be the man with the most thigh cuts that is the most impressive to fans, and often to the judges as well. Bringing your legs to the point where the cuts are highly visible is imperative for winning. Here are some ideas for helping with reaching this goal.
There have been many debates on the famous low carb, high fat diet. Some people have professed it is the best thing that could have happened to people who struggle with weight management while others will argue that it does not help people keep the weight off.
Q: I’ve got about 20 pounds of fat to get rid of before I can even think about getting lean and I figured the best way to go would be go on a diet consisting of three protein shakes a day with low fat milk. I’m doing about 40 minutes of cardio three times a week and weights on the other days. Would you recommend this ‘shake diet’ for me?