10 Nutrition Tips to Help You Get Huge

Follow these daily guidelines to help your body recover and keep growing.

 1. TAKE GLUTAMINE AS SOON AS YOU WAKE UP 

Glutamine is an amino acid that supports muscle growth in a variety of ways. By supplementing with glutamine first thing in the morning, you help satisfy your body'’s amino acid needs without tapping into muscle stores.

Recovery Rx: Take 5 grams (g) of glutamine as soon as you wake up.

 2. EAT A HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST WITH CARBS 

In addition to a regular bodybuilding breakfast, consider consuming whey protein isolates (either in a shake or added to oatmeal).

Recovery Rx: Take in up to 60g of protein and 60g of carbs, depending on your size, caloric needs and current bodybuilding goals. (Eat fewer carbs if you'’re trying to shed bodyfat.)

 3. DRINK A PREWORKOUT SHAKE 

Providing your body with essential amino acids before training reduces muscle loss and helps create an anabolic environment. FLEX recommends taking in a low-glycemic-index carbohydrate, such as oatmeal or banana, before each workout along with whey protein.

Recovery Rx: Drink 20g to 40g of whey protein isolates with 40g to 80g of carbs.

 4. VOLUMIZE BEFORE YOU WORK OUT 

Take glutamine and creatine, and drink water to keep your body hydrated and your muscle cells filled with fluid. Glutamine and creatine help pump muscle cells full of water.

Recovery Rx: Take 3g to 5g of creatine, 5g of glutamine and drink a liter of water.

 5. DRINK A POSTWORKOUT SHAKE 

After you train, you should always have a protein and carb drink to help boost recovery. Aminos are more rapidly and efficiently taken up by muscle fibers after they'’ve been trashed by a workout.

Recovery Rx: Drink 20g to 40g of whey protein isolates with 40g to 80g of carbs.

 

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