Why You Need Whey Protein to Build Muscle?

Your body needs protein to create new muscle. Although protein recommendations can vary from person to person depending on age, activity level, and goals, it’s generally recommended for active individuals to consume anywhere from 0.5g – 1g per pound of bodyweight.  Of course, the goal is to get as much protein as you can out of a normal healthy diet including meat, eggs, beans or milk products.  However, if you still aren’t getting enough protein through these foods, you may want to supplement. There are all kinds of protein available on the market today. Arguably one of the most popular is whey protein.

Generally speaking, milk protein is 80% casein and 20% whey.  Whey protein is a mix of proteins isolated from the milk product, whey.  Whey is the liquid part of milk that separates during cheese production.  Whey protein is “fast” digesting and is absorbed by your body quickly, making it ideal for consuming around your workouts, either before, during or right after.  This supplies your muscles with the amino acids they need to repair and grow.

Taking whey protein is a quick and easy way to add extra protein into your normal daily intake.  There are all kinds of tasty flavors available that can easily be mixed up in your drink or into recipes like pancakes or bars for additional daily protein.  Research proves that taking protein before and after workouts is the best way to speed muscle tissue repair and gain more lean muscle. Whey is the go-to protein to take after your WOD because it’s absorbed faster than other forms of protein.

So, whether your goal is to increase muscle mass, lose weight, burn fat or just add pure, lean protein to your diet, whey is a great supplement to help you meet your performance goals.  If you’d like to know about the Driven Nutrition Whey protein that we carry at Battleship CrossFit, please visit their website.  But, don’t forget, the prices we can offer at BCF are lower than what’s listed online.  Talk to your coach if you have questions.