Everyone is aware of the benefits of protein shakes after a workout. They can help with muscle repair and make sure that you don’t suffer from aches and pains when you have hit the gym. But, there are also other benefits to protein. It’s all about the protein hype. What is more, you don’t have to sit there sipping on shakes to make sure that you are maxing out on protein.

There are some great ways that you can stay in shape and make sure that you are maximising your workout to its full potential.

Shakes and Blends

Of course, it is essential that you are indulging in a protein shake. They come in a wide range of different flavours to suit every palate. What is more they come jam packed with all the ingredients that you need to make sure that you are getting the rest and recovery that your body craves. If you are something of a slave to the gym, these are an excellent way of making sure that your body is fully aided in its recovery. There is nothing worse than tension in your legs and arms after kicking ass at the gym. Don’t overdo it though. This can damage and tear your muscles beyond repair. So, sup a shake and make sure that you are repairing your body.

Natural Source: Vegetarian ‘Meats’

We all know that there are some kick-ass vegetarian body builders. So, while everyone is tearing off bits of chicken and indulging in steak, this is not the best way to give your body what it needs. On the contrary, your body can benefit from the many different varieties of vegetarian meats that are on the market. These are on the biggest sources of protein. Bodybuilders and gym bunnies don’t have to fill their face full of dead cow to look stacked. You can get everything you need from vegetarian meals. While this doesn’t aid with recovery, you are sure to gain mass from eating this kind of healthy food.

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For the Carnivores...

Of course, not everyone wants to forgo meat when it comes to bodybuilding. But, you need to make sure that you are getting the right meats. Lamb is jam packed with protein, so this could be a good place to start. Make sure that you cook this in a slow cooker. After all, lamb is delicious as it’s packed with fat. You need to keep your meats lean if you do have a hankering for red meat. Limit your intake and only eat meat a couple of times per week. Slow cook it to get rid of fat and serve with raw green vegetables. You will be a lean, mean muscle machine in no time. Plus, your muscles will thank you for it. Lamb is perfect as it gives your muscles what it needs for recovery, but it also helps you put on size. It’s the perfect meat.

Protein is the best way to maximise your workout. Whether you go for shakes or meals, you can make sure that you are getting the best from your workout.

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