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The protein myth

Protein builds big muscles?
Although athletes and exercisers have believed for generations that eating more protein builds big muscles, this statement isn’t always true. Sure, if an individual is undereating protein (getting less than the recommended 1.5g/kg) then they might see some muscle growth with an increased intake. However, additional protein above this intake won’t build more muscle. However that doesn’t mean that this additional protein is a waste. In fact, additional protein intake helps improve body composition by helping maintain a higher muscle to fat ratio. Same muscle mass — less fat — sign me up!

 

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