Well, let’s not pretend that we all haven’t bought some bullshit, junk-filled “protein bar” cause we were either too lazy to make real food, or in a rush, or in a bind. Whatever the case may be, we have all eaten protein bars which claim to be great for losing weight, but when you look at the ingredient label, you are disgusted with the lies. Most protein bars (and we say “protein” extremely loosely!) are filled with sugars or whack oils or other shit carbs that are counterproductive. What the hell is the point?! There isn’t one, dammit! Those companies are out for money and to fool the general public. Yes, yes they are. But then enters Quest Nutrition into our lives. We must all pay homage to this company! Continue Reading…
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After reading through our Amino Acid Manifesto Series, including The Protein Manifesto, you should have a pretty good understanding on the importance of protein and amino acids. On top of that, you just might have a hankering for some good quality Whey Protein supplements. Well isn’t it lucky for you that you’re here?! Yea… it is!
Whey Protein is essential to include into any dietary regime that involves gaining lean mass. This fast absorbing protein should be consumed post-workout, and while there are tons and tons of companies putting out Whey supps all the damn time, it is important to know what you’re buying, and stick with reputable brands!
Below, we will run down a list of 5 of the best Gone Liftin’ approved Whey Protein supplements: Continue Reading…
Protein, protein, protein!
As we know, proteins are the building blocks of muscles, and if you work out, then protein is your best friend.
But is any protein suitable for you? Well, yes and no.
There isn’t just one kind of protein – there are many different forms. Some are better than others depending on the situation. We are going to run down the list of different proteins and their benefits, and when and how you should be consuming them.
Proteins come from many different sources – animals, dairy, fish, nuts-grains-and-seeds, legumes, and plants. Even fruits carry some protein. Basically, protein is found in most things.
It is important to know the differences of each protein, and even more important to know how much protein to ingest and when.
By definition, from WikiPedia, PROTEINS are
large biological molecules consisting of one or more chains of amino acids. Proteins perform a vast array of functions within living organisms, including catalyzing metabolic reactions, replicating DNA, responding to stimuli, and transporting molecules from one location to another. Proteins differ from one another primarily in their sequence of amino acids, which is dictated by the nucleotide sequence of their genes, and which usually results in folding of the protein into a specific three-dimensional structure that determines its activity.