So lets start this one our basic- What is Protein Powder?
Protein Powder is essentially a food- it is nutritional supplement sourced from various sources to be high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fats. Depending on the type of protein you purchase will depend on the nutritional value- you can check out protein powders HERE
People supplement with Protein Powders to keep calories low but also protein intake high and also Post Workout for quick absorption into the muscles whilst protein synthesis is at a high.
So THAT Myth- Will Protein Powder make you big?
Lets break this down even further-
"BUT PROTEIN POWDER WILL MAKE ME FAT"
Essentially, any food including fruits and vegetables has the ability to make you gain weight if you consume more than your body needs on a daily basis. Protein Powder alone cant make you fat unless you are incorporating into a bigger calorie surplus where a combination of the food and drink you take in will result in fat gain.
"BUT I DON'T WANT TO GET HUGE MUSCLES"
Again, Protein Powder alone isn't going to give you "huge muscles". Protein Powder is part of a broader spectrum of lifestyle where a person would lift heavy weights (for their body size- it varies) and create micro tears in he muscle fibres allowing them to regrow. Protein is used to repair those muscle fibres allowing new muscle fibres to grow over the old ones resulting in bigger muscle mass.
The above diagram shows how the Amino Acids (what makes up Protein) Being absorbed from the blood stream after muscle breakdown and being used to aid the rebuild of the working muscle.
"I'M JUST LOOKING TO TONE UP "
Now this is a common expression people express- essentially toning up means loosing body fat and increasing your muscle mass in a smaller amount- also known as a recomp. It is extremely difficult to gain muscle and loose fat at the same time but that said, by working your muscle group once a week and eating a high protein, calorie controlled diet your body shape will change and modifications to training and diet can be made as progress is seen. You can also check out our fat burning products HERE
WHAT'S THE VERDICT, BOSS?
So, to get big there is truly only one natural approach- Eat Big, Lift Big, Sleep Big. Supplements like Protein powder will ensure you are getting all the high quality amino acids your body requires after rigorous training but a basic, Whey Protein Powder isn't going to make you gain 5kg of muscle just by adding into your diet.
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH PROTEIN YOU NEED?
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So in conclusion, that is a small insight into protein powder and the myth that simply taking a protein supplement will get you big. If you are trying to gain size, talking to a qualified individual, like the staff at Supps Is Life, about your caloric and training needs is going to be beneficial to your goals being successful and likewise if your aim is to loose some pounds this year.