Hi, I am 16 Years Old. I workout currently everyday and do a mix of cardio and muscle building workouts. I am currently 5'9 150 pounds and I want to build a bigger chest, abs, and bigger arms. I take a bottle of whey protein shake in the morning, then one after my workout also with a protein bar. Breakfast is usually a nutri grain bar or a Bacon Egg And Cheese Biscuit. Lunch will always be a ham, cheese and bread sub that I get at school. Dinner is usually some form of meat mixed with a couple vegetables. Does anyone have any exercises or tips to help me achieve my goal. Also, my bench max is 165, is that good? My goal is to be at 200. Thanks to everyone that helps.
Eating the protein in the morning is nonsense. Your body can't store it and you mostly grow at night, so the best time to eat it is before going to bed.
Well I read to drink protein in the morning to kickstart your muscles.
Just go for 3 whole eggs and 3 egg whites in the morning as you don't want the whey which does digest quickly in your body but that is not needed in the mornings, if you still like it because it's convenient then there's no harm in drinking it just make sure that it's from a reputable brand other than that to gain you need about 20 calories per pound of bodyweight( increase this by 200 if you're not gaining atleast a pound in a week) lift heavy eat more and drink plenty of water that's all I am gonna say in the end
Skyler, I think there is some confusion here. I agree with Raja. Protein IS important AND she be included in EVERY meal. Whey protein does digest very quickly and is for supplementation. Before or after a workout. If you find it hard to make breakfast there are other protein drinks available that you could benefit with in the morning. Research protein meal replacement drinks on the internet. Remember protein is the building block for your muscles. Good luck.
Skyler, let me first say that I am not a certified nutrition planner. Everybody is different. It is known that there are 3 common body types. Ectomorph, Endomorph and Mesomorph. Each body type handles certain foods differently. Your dietary needs also have to do with your level of activity. Example an Olympic swimmer breathing only to train, or a guy just wants to show a six pack. The olympic swimmer will change his diet in the off season when training slows down as he will not need the caloric intake. The same goes for a fitness model, you know the guy with the abs so chiseled they actually cast a shadow. Before his photo shoot he will eliminate all carbs completely, bring himself to near dehydration so that he can look that way for the photos. Long story short, research you body type and determine your fitness level first. From there you can look to reputable sources online as to the best nutrution plans for you. I'm sorry I didn't feel comfortable giving you a specific nutrution plan, but if I had it would have been just my opinion. Good luck and stay safe!