Hello, fellow optimized humans! As we move forward into the new year, I want to take a moment to remind you of the importance of taking care of yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but it’s important to remember that our health and well-being should always be a top priority.
Many people ask me for advice on which training program they should start training with. With the rise in popularity of powerlifting in recent years, there has been a profusion of routines that can clutter and overwhelm a beginner who just simply wants to get going on their path to superhuman strength.
Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs, are a special group of amino acids. They are some of the most proven athletic supplements you can take. The benefits of BCAAs include less muscle fatigue, faster recovery, higher levels of other amino acids, and better protein absorption. Not getting enough of them can cause muscle loss.
These days, it seems like there are more and more bodybuilders taking in more protein in some form or another. Just walk around the local grocery store, and you’ll likely find an assortment of protein-enriched cereals and even “high”-protein oatmeal. Whether the type of protein is soy, whey, casein, or milk… it’s all about one thing: protein.
We all have different body types. Some of us are naturally skinny; some naturally heavy. Our bone thickness and structure differ, too, as do traits like our muscle belly length and metabolic rate. When it comes to improving you’r physique, the better you understand your particular combination of genetic traits, the greater your chances are of building the physique you’re after.
Here are the best animal- and plant-based foods you can enjoy after your workout to help you achieve your muscle-building goals. Since protein-rich foods contain the most amino acids, the building blocks of muscle tissue, the focus on the healthiest foods with the highest protein per 100-gram (3.5 ounce) serving. Many of them also contain heart-healthy fatty acids, digestion-supporting complex carbohydrates, and micronutrients such as zinc and magnesium.