Many of you are now regular visitors to our site and re-order your product on a consistent basis. Based on your feedback and testimonials you are feeling more energy, shedding excess pounds, you’re gaining strength and endurance, and the libido is improving. But periodically we will hear from a client that the muscle growth is not as dramatic as they might like. In addition to Testosterone Support to address diminished testosterone levels, or Low T, there are three other key components to muscle growth. Obviously, number one is exercise. The second is not so obvious but is every bit as important and that is your nutrition program. In order to gain muscle you must provide your body with the right amount of macronutrients, in the correct proportion, at the appropriate intervals. The third key component is rest and recovery and here again RegiMEN’s Testosterone support with its ZMA blend will aid in deeper, more restful sleep.
The best way to determine the appropriate caloric intake and ratio of macronutrients is to consult a registered dietician. But for the sake of this article let’s use a shortcut that will derive the maximum return for the minimum investment. Simply put, to gain muscle you must take in the correct amount of protein. The easiest way to determine the correct amount for you is to determine your body composition, i.e. your body fat percentage. Take your total body weight times your percent body fat, subtract these pounds of fat weight from your total weight and you have your lean body weight. You must feed the lean body weight at a minimum of 1.0 – 1.2 grams of protein per day, equally distributed over five to six meals. See below example:
Body Weight 200 pounds
Body Fat Percentage 20%
Pounds of Body Fat 40 pounds
Pounds of Lean Mass 160 pounds
Protein intake at 1.2 grams per pound of Lean Mass = 192 grams / day
Grams per Meal, based on six meals, 32 grams per meal
There are two critically important meals that many of you are not paying enough attention to:
post workout and before bed. Post workout try to ingest a minimum of 30 grams of fast-acting protein such as a whey isolate; and, before bed try to ingest another 30 grams of slow-digesting protein, actually low fat cottage cheese is a great source of before bed protein.
And so, your total regimen needs to incorporate the Essential RegiMEN, sufficient rest, exercise, with some intensity, and plenty of protein. Combined we’re sure you’ll see all of the results your seeking to keep age from becoming a limiting factor in your life.