Thursday, November 5, 2015
Building Muscle Mass
You've got to eat to lose body fat .Say that again? This statement often seems crazy to people like Red, who are new to the world of fitness. But, this idea holds true. This is because muscle needs calories to grow, and muscles burn more calories than fat. A client who isn't building muscle despite consistent weight lifting probably isn't eating enough calories to fuel muscle growth. Teaching clients to use high-calorie foods to supply the needed fuel for muscle growth is helpful, especially for clients who have difficulty finding the time or desire to consume these needed calories. Examples of nutritious high-calorie foods include nuts, dried fruits, peanut butter, and smoothies made with soy or protein power. When exercising to build muscle mass it is important to eat enough quality protein .