👆The Importance of Protein❗️
Most people believe it is enough to exercise for a big butt. Unfortunately that is not the case, and many are missing the key essential element for muscle growth and recovery, namely protein. Protein is made up of 8 essential amino acids and 14 non-essential amino acids. These amino acids are what make our muscles grow. Although most of us have protein in our diet, the question remains, are you getting enough protein in your daily diet to sustain muscle growth? You can do all these big butt exercises and more and not get a round butt if you do not get adequate protein.
Protein is the building block to muscle growth, and without it your booty will not grow. I recommend close to or more than your body weight in grams of protein. If, for example, you weigh 160 pounds, try to eat 160 grams of protein per day. A protein shake between meals will make it easier to attain the protein amount you may require. Below are the 3 main types of protein and when you should take each for optimal muscle growth.
Whey Protein – a derivative of milk, this is the most commonly used protein and is used pre and post workout due to its fast absorption. This is also a great protein to take between meals and is probably the least expensive of all types. If you are lactose intolerant, whey protein isolate has had almost all of its lactose removed and may be a better option for individuals with this problem.
Casein Protein – this is a slow release protein, meaning the protein content is slowly released into your body over several hours. This property makes it an excellent protein to take before bed and keeps you anabolic throughout the night. During this time your body will absorb and utilizing these proteins while you sleep.
Blend Protein – there are blended protein powder mixes that combine both whey protein and Casein protein for the benefit of having both slow and fast release protein in your body.