Just when I was only about 6 months from putting together something like this, Bodybuilding.com beat me to the punch.
This easy-to-read .pdf contains all sorts of great information, such as:
- The different forms of protein and what they do: whey, cassein, egg, milk, soy, and blended
- How to make sense of labels
- Which protein is best to drink at certain times of the day
- A chart comparing popular proteins
Being a hardgainer, it is of the utmost importance that you supply your body with plenty of calories in order to gain muscle mass. There is no easier way to do that then by drinking weight gainer protein shakes specifically formulated for hardgainers to help you gain weight.
Before you buy any weight gainer, it’s important that you look at a few key nutritional facts:
Biological Value (BV)
First of all, know that BV isn’t listed under “Nutrition Facts.” The BV is a measurement of how well your body can use the protein, specifically, how fast your body gets to use the protein. For instance, a whey protein like whey isolate has a BV of 159 and is the most readily absorbed by the body. A milk protein like casein has a BV of 77 and absorbs more slowly. After a workout, you want your body to absorb the most protein, which is why whey protein shakes are so popular. However, if you want to drink a protein shake before bed and wake up more metabolic, eating a lower BV rated protein like casein will help you do that because it will be absorbed slowly.
So many thin guys are so psyched to start a workout program that they will see real results from, that they forget the most important part of building muscle—nutrition.
Too many hardgainers focus on hitting the weights as hard as they can, and because of their tunnel vision, neglect proper muscle building nutrition. All your hard work in the gym is for nought if you are not supplying your muscles with the required nutrition for muscle synthesis.
In order to build bigger muscles, you need to most likely completely change your eating habits. It is integral that you eat more often (about 6 small meals) throughout the day. This is the simplest philosophy to understand, but yet for many guys, the hardest to actually put into practice. Here are 6 nutrition strategies for building muscle for hardgainers.
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