• eating carbs to improve muscle mass
    Fitness tips,  Nutrition,  Recovery

    You need to be eating carbs to improve muscle mass

    Many athletes, recreational and competitive are interested in building muscle mass. Most people have spent much time and energy focusing on dietary protein and supplements to reach this goal. However, simply ramping up protein intake will not significantly increase muscle mass. A key component to building mass is carbohydrates — a protein sparing nutrient. The discussion on ingesting adequate carbohydrates versus more protein can be broadly viewed from two points. Muscle tissue maintenance/repair and performance, acutely and chronically. In the literature dietary protein has been extensively studied with its relationship to building and maintaining lean body mass. Often the relationship of carbohydrates and preservation of lean mass is understated. Too little…