- Keep Protein constant, don't fluctuate it, because you will need the amount you eat on workout days, to help grow and repair muscle, but then you'd need it to protect muscle on non-workout days, so you don't stunt or stall muscle growth.
The daily requirement for an average person is 55g of protein per day. I easily exceed this amount but I am wondering if you don't need enough protein the muscle will not grow as it should ?
(Yes, if you keep the protein requirement solid the muscle will repair and grow better. The Aminos, Leucine, Valine and Iso-leucine are essentials and have anabolic properties that help to permit growth, so it's important to feed with desirable amounts of Protein, so that's around 1g per lb of bodyweight, if you're quite lean, 1.5g max.)
- If you were exercising, then additional consumption of calories, providing you didn't massively bump up your calories, would allow you more nutrition to build and to protect the muscle.
You mean more nutrition as a whole or you were referring just to protein ?
(Yes as a whole)
I take soem supplements in the form of whey protein powder. I have a scoop daily (10 g of protein) with cereals and before exercising (and after if I had done strength training) do you think it's worth their buck ? I am asking because some doctors said that taking vitamin supplements is like having an expensive urine because basically they will be flashed out without real benefits for the body. On the bright side I couldn't find similar claims for whey protein powder.
(Protein powders are fine. The best thing is avoid all the pricey hype ones. A basic one with Carbs and 2 or 3 additional ingredients. Expensive ones are just that and unless they could help you gain 40lbs of lean muscle in a year, they aren't worth it. Get results with cheaper ones, even if it takes a little longer. Don't forget, big bodybuilders got big in the olden days with just hard graft and lots of calories. They didn't have something full of minerals, vitamins and 10 or more other ingredients, so Protein powders are not a passport to previously inpossible growth levels.)
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