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Reaching The Top With Sports Nutrition Protein

Aug 17, 2007
Every athlete wants to be number one. There is no need for competition if no one wants to be number one. Therefore the aim for every athlete to the best they can be is the goal for every athlete and there is nothing wrong with this.

To be the best you will need the best nutrition's. The best nutrition's doesn't have to mean the best supplements and certainly not for the teenage athlete. For nearly all athletes a good balanced sports nutrition diet should be more than enough without any supplements.

When muscle growth is your main goal proteins are very important. Eating the right amount of proteins will give you more power, endurance, strength and muscle growth and thus increase in body weight.

Proteins are essential for your daily food intake. They allow your body to make new muscle tissue and are essential in growth. Proteins come in animal products as poultry, meats, fish, eggs, dairy products and plant based stuff like beans, nuts, and other foods. For the average person the daily intake should be around 15 percent of the total calorie intake. As athletes consume more calories than the average Joe they will need more. The problem is that the stomach is only limited and can't be stuffed with proteins all day. You can't train hard with a full stomach. This would also not contribute the training. For some athletes this problem can be solved by taking sports nutrition proteins. In this form the athlete can consume more concentrated proteins without stressing the stomach.
The downside here is that the amount of extra proteins you consume should be limited. You can't stuff your body full with protein pills and shakes. All the excess proteins will convert into body fat. Thus, while training hard and consuming too many proteins the increase in weight could more body fat instead of the desired muscle growth. Therefore you should consult a physician first to see if you need additional proteins. Otherwise you'll just experience negative effects of additional intake.

How much protein you need depends on the type of sport, your fitness level, work regimen, and the intensity and duration of your exercise. Your total calorie intake should be calculated and the total amount of protein intake should derived form that total.

During heavy exercise the body the muscles will undergo some 'destruction'. There is no need to be worried about this. It is a natural process. Although you can ask your self why the body destruct muscle tissue that is so hard to make. The body replaces 'old' muscle tissue and makes new and more muscle tissue. In order to replace old with new the body needs more proteins and rest. You should realise that training hard and following the training program should be accompanied by enough rest. Resting is as important as training.

One important factor also needs to be considered. As your train vigorously your body will need more fuel to burn. If your food intake is not sufficient for the amount of calories you burn, your body will search for fuel to complete the task. As a result your body could be burning proteins as a source of fuel. This will of course be negative for your performance and your goal to be the best. If muscle protein will act as a body fuel your muscles will decrease and will be hard to regain again.

Your goal is to best you can be. The talent you received from your parents and some say God will not be enough. To reach to top talent needs to be complemented with the right attitude, proper training, enough rest and the proper nutrition's. Sports nutrition can give you the edge you need and help you achieve your goal. Be sure to consult a good sport physician to guide you to the top.
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