Benefit of Whey Protein.
By: Kevin Doberstein
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Benefit of Whey Protein.
Here is the low-down on a much-talked about subject, whey protein. It is the foundation of many bodybuildersí diet.
I canít count the times that Iíve heard a conversation that goes like this. Kevin, how is your Uncle Buckís gout doing? Are you still driving that old Ford truck? What is this Whey Protein all about?
Well I thought I should write an article about the protein madness. This is a low tech, up front approach. I could get into amino acid profiles or a study on how it effected mountain goats in the Himalayan Mountains sex life when they were fed high doses of 100% whey protein. But do you really care about that? What you want to know is if it is good for you or not.
How Whey Protein is Made.
Whey Protein is created by taking whey (a diary side product) and processes it separating the protein from the fat and carbohydrates. Then it can be further cross-filtered and made into 100% whey protein. With all the fat and carbohydrates nearly gone, it makes it cholesterol free.
Benefits of Whey Protein.
What I have found is that a lot of people think that whey protein will add weight or make a person fat. Or they think it tastes like cement mortar mix and will give them gas. Some of the benefits of whey protein are,
It is a very lean protein with very little fat and carbohydrates
It is easily assimilated by the bodyís digestive system.
It is naturally high in Glutamine.
It also mixes rather well in liquids.
Whey Protein Comparisons
Whey Protein (1 serving) Calories 110, Protein 23 grams, Carbohydrates .5 grams, Fat .5 grams
Prime Beef (5 ounces) Calories 225 Protein 31 grams, Carbohydrates 0, and Fat 10 grams
2 Pork Chops Calories 300, Protein 55 grams, Carbohydrates 0, Fat 10 grams
Positive Growth From Whey Protein.
Nitrogen balance needs; as a bodybuilder you would like to stay in a positive nitrogen balance to ensure growth. A negative balance will make the body cannibalize muscle tissue to feed the muscles you just worked. A bad thing if you want growth. Nitrogen from protein is the best way of receiving it. Egg and milk products naturally high in nitrogen. Whey protein is excellent.
Loaded With Muscle Sparing Glutamine.
Glutamine is known to have a strong anticatabolic effect. This action allows more efficient anabolism. The benefit of glutamine in whey protein also helps recovery and healing of muscle tissue from aggressive bodybuilding workouts.
Benefit of Whey Protein Summary.
Whey protein is an excellent source of very lean protein. It is relatively low in cost in comparison with other protein sources like chicken, eggs or beef. Its light consistency is great for mixing with liquids. Give it a try!
There are some excellent recipes for whey protein you can use for bodybuilding endeavors. You can check them out at www.nature-boy-bodybuilding.com.
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Kevin Doberstein is a Certified Fitness Trainer and has been a natural bodybuilder for the past 25 years. 15 years as a gym owner. Kevin was once quoted ďwhey protein makes a good grout for bathroom tileĒ. For more articles about bodybuilding, bodyshaping and nutrition you can visit his site and join his at www.nature-boy-bodybuilding.com. You can join the Nature Boy bodybuilding Newsletter for the latest information about bodybuilding fitness at this site..
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The Power of Stretching - Dave Snape
muscles ache from a good stretch. This is quite
normal and is part of the process. Stretching has
seemingly been with us and particularly with athletes
since the beginning of time.
A very key point to good stretching is to hold the
stretch for at least seventeen seconds. This is a
pearl of wisdom gleaned from a ballet teacher a few
years back. She said that any stretch under 17
seconds was just not effective.
The 17 second rule is exceeded in the high intensity
Bikram's yoga where stretches are held for about 30
seconds. Don't forget the high level of heat that is
used in Bikram's to extract that last little bit of
stretch out of your muscles. An interesting twist
is not necessary to gain benefits from stretching.
it can't hurt, right?
So what kind of benefits can you expect from
stretching? That's an easy one. Have you ever seen
movie, Blood Sport? Did you know that Frank Dux could
truly stretch his body to the extreme. The actor that
played him was quite elastic as well.
Great elasticity is also something you might see in
well trained Spetsnaz (Russian) agents. They often
out with Russian kettlebells too. They are for
strength gains and the ability to withstand ballistic
Why are stretching and flexibility considered
to these people? Stretching gives one the ability to
have explosive power available at one's fingertips
without the need to warm up. Of course most of us are
not martial artists or agents. But, you'll be happy
know there are plenty of other benefits.
Let me give you an example. After learning to sit in
the full lotus position for long periods of time, my
ankles became very flexible. One day I was walking
along and my left foot fell into a pothole. This
pushed my ankle sideways to about 90 degrees from
Amazingly, this didn't even hurt, not one bit. If my
ankle hadn't been so flexible, I may have suffered a
sprained ankle. At the very least, it would have hurt
Key point: stretching helps you to avoid injuries.
Not only that but if you do have a muscle, tendon or
ligament injury it should heal faster, theoretically
Stretching actually grows the ligaments, tendons and
muscles being stretched. They really grow longer over
Check with your physician before undertaking any type
of exercise, including stretching.
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