Protein, this nutrient is a common topic within the gym. Mostly whether or not you are intaking as much protein as your body needs.
Now in my time within a gym (both as a trainer and gym-goer) I have heard many different "bro facts" as too how much protein is actually necessary. The most common amount I hear is 2 grams per pound of body weight, for myself a 225lb man (Body type: Fluffy) I would need to ingest 450 Grams of protein per day! Sadly enough I believed this MYTH for quite a while and found myself eating way too much and purchasing way to many supplements.
First off, let me explain what the purpose of protein actually is: Protein is the biggest component when building muscle, it is used to build and repair broken down tissues, this is important due to exercise breaking down our muscles, the body then repairs them and this is what causes us to develop bigger, stronger muscles. Protein is also a building block of hormones, bones, cartilage, and skin. So, we can safely say protein is a necessity within our diet.
So how much daily protein do we actually need? Check out this weeks info-gram and get the breakdown!
As always have a great day and feel free to email me any questions you may have: Cesarponce@soaringeaglefitness.com
If your a visual learner like me, then these Info-Grams will help you understand fitness topics a lot better.