Thursday, March 26, 2009

No! I don't think you need to use protein supplement - ARTICLE

No! I don't think you need to use protein supplement

Unless you are planing to compete at the next body building meeting!

Outside of the power training context, I belive extra protein is not needed at all.

Here is why:

  • I don't think it's healthy food that you can use long term
  • It's pricey! - Count around an extra $100-$200/month - needs to fit in your budget
  • You don't really need it.
  • It's not really an eating habit you want to maintain on the long term for the previous reasons.

That said, I used it for 3 months and saw significant increase in my muscle volume.

I believe extra protein together with 3 x 2 hour power building sessions/week were the key to this success.

However, maintaining that rhythm on the long term is very challenging. After a few months, you motivation can drop together with your muscle mass.

Do you really need the extra muscle volume? - If it's just for the looks, your level of motivation might quickly drop! - What about the strain on joints and overall body - Think long term!!! - is lifting heavy weights your best approach?

If you stop after training for 3 to 6 months, you are back at your starting point within 6 months.

Can your self esteem take it?

That's all for now :)

By the way... Low sugar yoghurt???? No way!!! Go for sugar free yoghurt absolutely!!!

For breakfast? - whole grain cereals with fruit!!! Fruit for breakfats is good!! - Fresh fruit shakes - more on breakfasts coming soon...