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The truth about the importance of protein vs the importance of fats in building muscle is quite astonishing. We have made a video about it here.
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A short summary:
The protein industry has taken the whole bodybuilding community by storm! These days you will typically find guys who guzzle down 150- 200 grams of protein per day and expect to gain hard ass muscle from it! But does this make sense? In this video we examined some outstanding researches and studies that debunk this whole protein mania. As it turns out – too much protein does not really bring about any extra gains at all.Follow @AboutLifting
But what ‘s more interesting:
But what’s more interesting is the truth that more fat intake is actually equal to more muscle gains (according to the studies examined) and NOT protein, but FAT…the usual villain…FAT!!!
The results of the survey revealed a couple astonishing facts, some which you may have expected but others completely breathtaking:
• Testosterone levels peaked after both exercise sessions
• Cortisol levels DECREASED following performing jump squats. Case in point- do jump squats next time you feel stressed!
However, that was not all the study examined. More importantly, it scrutinized the effect diet had on blood testosterone levels, in particular de-criminalizing fats and catching the real perpetrator of the crime (robber of our gains).
Here they are:
• The more calories originating from fat that the subjects consumed, the higher was their testosterone levels, measured at the pre-workout phase. If you need an extra level of aggression, raising test pre-workout is a helpful ally.
• Fat intake is CRUCIAL for optimal testosterone production. Brazil nuts are a good source since they contain testosterone boosting Selenium in addition to plenty of good fats. But in particular are the omega 3’s and 6’s, which help to reinforce the integrity of cell walls.
In fact, studies have shown the remarkable efficacy of a modified omega 6 fatty acid, known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). No doubt about it, CLA supplements are super convenient, but if you prefer to eat yours, why not get it from meat?
We are not against protein:
In Fact, we believe that a good protein intake is necessary for muscle gains – but the typical protein powder mania of taking protein every 1 or 2 hours is very overrated! Bodybuilders should be well served with a modest amount of protein and concentrate on increasing their animal fat intake instead of being OC and anal about protein.