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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

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How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

One macronutrient has taken centre stage in people's quest to grow muscle, and that is protein. This is for a good reason too, as protein contains essential amino acids that our body uses to build muscle tissue. So you can see why this is handy in our line of work. In the health and fitness world, you hear many different things when it comes to how much protein you should be consuming. The big guy in the gym might tell you that you need to eat as much as possible, and he'll have you downing whey protein shakes with ungodly amounts of...

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BCAA's: Are They Worth It?

Posted by Brent Redpath on
BCAA's: Are They Worth It?

When it comes to supplementation in the gym world, Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) are right up there with creatine and protein on the celebrity supplement list. Many people can be seen walking around a gym, sipping on various bright coloured BCAA based intra-workout concoctions. The question is, are they worth it?  BCAA's: What Are They?  For those that aren't familiar, BCAA's are three essential amino acids (meaning we have to get them from our diet, or we die), that are strongly involved in the growth of new muscle within the body. BCAA's can make up to one-third of all muscle protein...

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