Whether you're a marathon runner, long-distance cyclist, or triathlete, building lean muscle is a crucial component of achieving peak performance. And while resistance training can certainly help increase muscle mass, your nutrition habits also play a role.
In this edition, we've turned to the experts (i.e. our in-house team of registered dietitians) to get their best nutrition tips for building muscle. From carbs to supplements, here's how you can boost your muscle gains.
Here's to building metabolically-active muscle, Elos!
Research suggests that carbohydrates play a crucial role in maintaining lean mass, boosting muscle repair, and enhancing performance during high intensity activity.
While you can enhance recovery with certain foods, stretches, and rest days, certain supplements can also play a factor. Here are the best muscle building supplements, according to science.
Studies have shown that sleep is paramount to stimulating muscle growth and repair--just one night of poor sleep can reduce muscle protein synthesis.
Research has found that BCAA supplementation can reduce muscle soreness and improve recovery, which may contribute to muscle growth over time.