Everyone at the gym wants more muscle! Yep you heard it, before any cardio people disappear and stop reading this please just keep reading. Anyone from a hardcore bodybuilder, Older adult or young female class goer are after more muscle. Just the by product is different some people want to get big and bulky, some want to increase strength and long Gevity of life or they want to tone up and have a great looking butt. So I got news for all of you, you all want muscle mass to grow just on differing levels!
So a protein supplement (especially a whey protein) can help with this! So what is whey protein powder? It is a complete protein which means it has all the essential amino acids and will digest very quickly and will mostly be absorbed by the body. Whey is a by product of cheese manufacturing.
The benefits for all gym goers is that whey protein is low in fat and carbs and has a variety of health and muscle boosting nutrients, mainly branch amino acids which will help you recover from a workout and help you grow more muscle tissue. The other benefit is it’s fast digesting which is great for a quick hit of protein for recovery after a workout helping increase strength, lean muscle tissue and reduces body fat.
To investigate this, a study in Scientists from Colorado State University measured the muscle structure of a group of adults, all aged over 37, who ran three times a week. Those who had protein drinks after exercising had stronger muscles after six weeks than those who had carbohydrate drinks.
At North Adelaide Fitness Centre we have multiple protein supplements but the two containing whey are, Dymatize Whey Protein and Dymatize Gourmet. The whey protein is solely a whey protein and the gourmet has casein in the blend which is a slow digesting protein source and is great for a day time snack as well.
So if you are looking for something to help after your workouts then a protein supplement would be fantastic way to help with muscle building or “toning” or fat loss.