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The process of building muscle is not as easy as you think it is. However, with the proper guidance and information, it’s possible to make the task quite easy. Workout, diet and rest are essential factors but you have to do it the right way and with the right balance of intensity. The task of gaining muscle mass based on your requirements is made possible by applying and doing muscle building combinations.
Doing the proper exercises is indeed very important in building muscle but that’s not all there is. What you eat is equally important and eating the right food makes a big difference. You should include in your diet effective muscle building food combinations to make your task of building muscle a lot easier and effective.
A recent clinical study shows that an effective way to build muscle is to consume a protein blend containing soy, whey and casein after your workout. The combination of soy, whey and casein increases the anabolic window of a person after exercise. The anabolic window is the term for the amount of time it takes for the muscle to grow after a workout.
It’s not just the kind of food which is important but also the right amount of food. You need to make sure that you are getting the right amount of calories per pound of bodyweight in order to build your muscles effectively. It all boils down to eating the right foods in the right combinations and knowing the right time to eat these said food combination to maximize their efficiency.
If you don’t eat the right type of food combinations, you might put at risk your chance of building your muscles the way you want them to. And you don’t want to gain fat instead of muscles so make an effort to determine the nutritional value of what’s included in your diet.
If you seriously want to build muscle, better learn the art of combining the right foods at every meal. Good examples of effective muscle building food combinations would be protein and fats (Chicken Cordon Bleu) and protein and fibrous carbs (steak and spinach salad).
You must take note also that eating consistently on a schedule makes a difference. Proper timing of eating the right food combinations allows you to get quality nutrients that are needed by your body to build muscles. Eating every two to three hour is ideal. It is not recommended that you take two meals more than five hours apart if you want to keep your body in a positive muscle building state.
Proteins play a vital role in building up muscles and proteins are basically made up of amino acids. Unfortunately your body cannot produce all the amino acids needed to build muscles but you can get them from the foods that you eat. Foods like fish, meat, eggs and dairy offer complete protein. To get all the necessary amino acids, you should eat them in the right amounts. You can also get complete proteins from plant based foods like quinoa, hemp and soy.
On the other hand, foods like beans, nuts and whole grains cannot provide you with the right amount of required proteins. However, you can combine them with other foods for you to acquire the amino acids that you need for building muscles. A good example of two foods that complement each other is rice and beans which is a combination of whole grains and legume. Two cups of cooked rice with one cup of cooked beans can provide you with approximately 660 calories and 24 grams of protein. Other perfect food combinations include corn tortillas with refried beans and rice; rice cakes with peanut butter; vegetarian chili with bread; bean soup and roll; peanut butter on whole wheat bread; hummus on whole wheat bread or tortilla/pita; and rice and bean curry.