Alexander “Alex” Garbiso is the owner of Mile High Nutrition and Fitness, where he also works as a personal trainer. In this role, Alex Garbiso helps clients understand how to optimize their results.
The process of muscle building breaks down muscle fibers, with the recovery leading to muscle growth. Without enough protein, this muscle growth is not possible.
Perhaps the most important element in building muscle is a sufficient supply of protein. Some experts recommend that athletes eat 1 to 1.5 grams of protein daily for each pound of body weight.
Athletes should integrate protein into each meal. The protein can come from a variety of sources, including meat, dairy, beans, nuts, and seeds. Each meal should also integrate fruits and vegetables for their vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.
Fruits and vegetables simultaneously serve as a source of carbohydrates, though most athletes need to add more concentrated sources, such as rice and pasta. The complete workout diet does not end with protein, produce, and carbs, but integrates healthy fats, which support overall health and encourage a feeling of fullness.