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The Benefits of Carbohydrates in Athletic Performance

The Benefits of Carbohydrates in Athletic Performance

There are so many diets out there always claiming that they are much better than the rest when it comes to muscle gain and fat loss. Interestingly, the key point in most of those advertised diets is how they use carbohydrates for building muscle and burning fat.

Athletes or fitness enthusiasts in general, are most likely to set up a diet plan containing of either high protein, high fat and low carbohydrates, or high protein, low fat and high carbohydrates. Even though both ways will be based on the total number of calories consumed (per day), they can both produce similar results of either building muscle or losing fat. The results of the diet plan followed will show themselves by the amount of food you eat and how much energy you are using per day (via training and other daily activities).

The Right Diet for Building Lean Muscle

The Right Diet for Building Lean Muscle

Athletes looking for the best way to build muscle need to consistently focus on their diet. Investing time to learn about proper diet plans can produce great results in terms of building muscle quickly and safely. There are so many occasions of athletes seeing almost no results as they simply aren’t consuming enough calories to support new muscle growth or even eating excessively which results in gaining fat along with muscle.

The consumption of food can either create or break the results you are striving for. If the body does not receive the right amounts nutrients for growth, it will not be able to properly generate more lean muscle tissue.

The Impact of Pure Protein Meals and Ketogenic Diets on Athletes

The Impact of Pure Protein Meals and Ketogenic Diets on Athletes
There are many athletes nowadays that head back home from an intense workout or practice and only eat chicken breasts or beef for the rest of the day. This obsession with protein has its basis in nutritional science. Professional athletes that undertake serious athletic training do need more daily protein than non-athletes. What this refers to is that protein should be included in pre- and post-workout meals, but also during the rest of the day as well, as the body needs to constantly repair from the intense workout sessions. However, there is a big misconception out there that protein is the only nutrient needed to maintain optimal performance and the more protein you consume, the faster you will grow lean muscle tissue.