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By dotFIT experts
on October 06, 2008
Traditional whole foods are not ideal pre- and post-training snacks because of the time it takes to digest solid food including extraction then absorption of the needed nutrients (about 2-3 hours). Although nutrition bars with the proper carbohydrate, protein and fat ratios can be effectively used before and after exercise, liquid is generally better for the simple reason of speed to the muscles. More...
If you diligently follow the recommendations outlined in this article, you will be amazed at the pace at which your body increases muscle size and strength. If you have been at a plateau and thought adding muscle was no longer possible, then rejoice in the knowledge that you have an arsenal of weapons at your disposal that can allow you to naturally maximize your muscle building physiology. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 10, 2008
The athlete’s goal is to have their stomachs relatively empty while energy stores are full at the start of training or competition. Following a specific eating pattern can maximize the storage and production of energy. By properly loading your energy systems (phosphocreatine and glycogen) that are rapidly depleted during exercise, you can delay fatigue and optimize performance during activity. More...

Is it true that if I don’t eat within half an hour of working out I can’t gain muscle?

Answer: No – as long as you are performing appropriate resistance training and eating enough calories and protein to support growth, you can add muscle (up to a certain point). As you approach your genetic “ceiling” for muscle mass it becomes increasingly difficult to add muscle. This is when fine tuning your nutrition can make an impact. A quick digesting formula of carbohydrates and protein immediately post-workout is generally incorporated by experienced athletes and has been shown to increase muscle building compared to other feedings or post-workout eating strategies.

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