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Carbs and Protein: Do We Need Both After a Workout?
You might have heard you need carbs after a workout in just the right ratio to protein. A recent study suggests when it comes to protein synthesis, you just need protein.
Bioenergetics and Nutrition: Creatine, Carbs, and Protein
Bioenergetics by definition means the flow of energy in a biological system. In the human body it refers primarily to the conversion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into usable energy.
Rice Protein Supplements: Yea or Nay?
For various reasons, a lot of people use rice protein as a substitute for whey protein. A new study suggests rice-based products might be as effective as whey if the dosage is right.
High Protein and Low Carb Diet Does Not Put You At Risk
Scientists examine the idea that high-protein, low-carb diets are bad for your health. Turns out the vegetable-based protein diets had more risk than animal-based protein diets.
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 56
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: deadlift tips, stretching advice, Tabata workouts, protein, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
High Protein Diets Result in Better Cholesterol Scores
Science takes a look at two different diets - one low-protein and one high-protein - and discovered the high-protein diet created better blood sugar control and improved cholesterol.
Stick With Protein - Carbs and Alanine Won't Help You
Researchers compared an essential amino acid supplement with the same supplement combined with either carbohydrate or alanine. Turns out all you really need for muscle synthesis is protein.
You May Not Need the Post-Workout Carbs After All
Turns out you may not need those post-workout carbs. New research shows no difference in protein absorption between those who consumed protein and those who combined carbs and protein.
How Much and How Often? 7 Articles About Protein
"Make sure you get enough protein." Seems simple enough, right? If you're an athlete you know it's not so straightforward. Here are 7 articles to help demystify protein.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Simple Answers on Protein Based on Science
There is so much information about protein. That's why I'm here - I'm about as skeptical as they come, so I'm going to give you the simple basics on protein - how much, what kind, and when.
Protein Supplements Might Help Maintain Muscle
Athletes often go through a strength or bulking phase, followed by a weight loss or cutting phase. The question is how to keep muscle while losing fat. Science looks at one strategy.
Want More Muscle? Science Says Eat More Protein
One week the news says you're eating too much protein. Another week it says you're not eating enough. Well, now science says you might not be eating enough to build muscle after all.
Product Review: Body First Egg White Protein
Looking for a protein powder without all the unnecessary additives, flavors, and sugar? Egg white protein might not be the tastiest, but it is pure, simple, and effective.
How to Time Your Protein Intake to Build Muscle
After last week when I wrote about how we're all eating too much protein, I kept digging further - this time it's about how to time your protein intake for best growth of lean muscle mass.
Put Down That Steak: You're Eating Too Much Protein
You've heard the recommendation - eat 1-1.5g of protein per pound of body weight to build muscle. All strength athletes know this. But now, new science says that's too much.
Product Review: Perfect Blocks
Perfect Blocks is the perfect supplement for the hard core follower of the Zone Diet. Each scoop equals exactly one block of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
Surprising News On How Lactoferrin Helps Athletes
The fitness world is pretty hip to the use of protein, but researchers have found new and surprising uses for the protein lactoferrin. Increasing oxygen? Boosting the immune system?
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