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How To Sustain Muscle Growth The Entire Year ! 1

NJ  Bodybuilding Nutritionist Unveils  Secret For Positive Nitrogen Balance

By Jose Fuentes/PhD Candidate/Researcher/Tornado Supplements Founder

Loss of muscle mass in men and women is inevitable!. One way or the other, at one point,  we are all going  through the unfortunate route of sarcopenia  (age related muscle loss). And, there is not much we can do, but staying on an active strength training regimen, to combat it. After age 30 you begin to lose as much as 23% to 5% per decade. Most of us will lose about 30% of muscle mass during our lifetimes.

If you are a bodybuilder who is  constantly looking for ways to sustain muscle growth, keep going this story will change the way you look at muscle gains forever.

First and for most, you need to  understand ‘nitrogen balance’ to be able to go on with these techniques, I will present for you below. Nitrogen balance is the result of your body excreting, less protein than what you are consuming. I guess, your next question will go: how much does one need to consume in order to maintain a positive nitrogen balance?. This is a controversial question, since many nutritionists have a different view of it, including me. Notwithstanding, many of those views, may or may not work for you. I have created a better road map, that will work immediately. By engaging  your body into a sustain segment of the growth phase in days!

In  a week or less, you will be able to see dramatic results in your physic. This is a segment I have created that begins approximately five hours after exercise and continues until your next work out!. The time you are sleeping is included in this segment. Your total diet is critical important in this phase.

We all hear and read the RDA  for each individual when it comes to protein intake per day. According to them protein intake should be 0.8 grams for the regular non active somewhat healthy individual. And 2.2 for the active ones. Now, are they freagging kidding us? These statements brought by the (Recommended Daily Allowance) or RDA, haven’t changed in decades. I asked myself this question constantly: Have day checked the latest in engineering nutrition? Don’t they know that the latest in protein absorption, peptide binding and quality of protein powders as a result, have changed the past few years!

If you are still with me, means that you are an strength athlete or working on it. Therefore, your goal is not to be in zero nitrogen balance, but to be in positive nitrogen balance. In this regard, high protein intake will help you increase nitrogen positive balance, during intense training. Interesting a review of available data by Tarnopolsky and collegues, indicates that 20 percent of protein consumed in excess of the maintance amount is retained. In other words, when more protein is ingested, lean body mass is increased. Further more, studies made by other scientists such as Oddoye and Margen clearly show that a positive nitrogen balance could be maintained for up to 50 days on a diet. Now, this is  3 times the  RDA for protein!

So how much protein do I recommend?

A greater gain in muscle mass during 5 weeks  of training in bodybuilders who consume 3.3 grams versus 1.3 grams and even 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weigh  per day. Suggests that large amounts of dietary protein in combination with strength training exercise will stimulate significant muscle growth.

In summary, don’t be afraid of loading up with sources of protein that will enhance the process. I prefer plant base protein sources, such as our new hemp and pea protein combo, as well as our green lean protein with many positives, since contains, chlorella, isolate whey, spirulina and much more, and of course our Tornado Iso Whey flagship product!.

In addition you can also consider:

Fish sources

Grain sorces

Lean cuts of your favorite meats, etc.

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My second objective, is to teach you how to maintain the anabolic state with positive  nitrogen balance’, for up to four hours after exercise. Therefore, the supplementation cycle is crucial in this phase. Providing your body with a high carbohydrate supplement immediately after exercise and continue supplementation at 2 hours and again at 4 hours after exercise, will maintain a high blood insulin level and rapid rate of muscle glycogen synthesis for up to six hours. A supplement like  the Tornado Vyplex, mix with your favorite carbohydrate drink or just water, will not only help you maintain proper nitrogen balance, since it is loaded with essential amino acids that your body needs for total reconstruction of connective tissue, and to boost your nitric oxide levels. But will also aid in your recovery phase, and a post work out cycles. Further more will keep your IGF ( insulin-like growth factors). IGFs are part of a complex system that cells use to communicate with their physiologic environment. Protein synthesis only increases to the degree in which you maintain your insulin levels elevated.Thus the stimulation and decline of protein synthesis paralleled blood levels of insulin. Give your body a serving of the tornado vyplex after your work out.  And here is the thing: DO IT AGAIN THREE HOURS AFTER! with your favorite carb drink. Your blood insulin will rise again and your protein synthesis will be stimulated to peak levels!

To Your health!

Jose Fuentes/MS/CN/CPT

 

One Comment

  1. Very informative and very detailed post regarding muscle growth. Thanks

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