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Protein: The #1 Tool for Building a Lean, Muscular Physique

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Burn It UP, Diet It UP

*Please refer to our updated article on protein and top protein sources (4/2014). I’m a HUGE proponent of getting a lot of protein in the diet, and it’s not all about building huge, beefy muscles (although it helps a lot if that’s what you’re going for). Put plain and simply, protein is the “leanness” nutrient. It helps pack on toned-up, rock hard new muscle, preserves the muscle that the body (and you) busted its ass to build up, and elevates the body’s metabolism, burning extra calories than normal and shredding off nasty body fat/cellulite. I’ll be blunt — becoming lean, toned, and ripped up requires two simple steps: 1. building muscle tone & 2. shredding body fat. Eating protein constantly throughout the day does both simultaneously. Here’s how:   Building muscle tone. In the world of sports nutrition there’s a...

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