BENEFITING TRINITY COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
INTRODUCTION: Nutrition is the number one pillar of improving performance, period. As a general rule, you should intake 1 gram of protein per each lb of body weight daily in order to actually realize the benefits of all your work in gym and on the track. Exercise creates the environment for muscle growth and strength gains, but without sufficient protein and other macronutrients, your gains and progress will be nominal.
The simple rule for overall nutrition is that each of your major meals should include:
TIMING: The other critical point to understand about protein is timing. The three important windows to supplement with a protein shake:
For a detailed overview of the importance of nutrition and specific meal plans, see Jim Stoppani's (Ph.D.) Shortcut to Shred nutrition plan here.