⚠ PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS
People often ask me about protein. How come I have muscle mass as a vegan cyclist while eating so little protein? Well I recommend not using protein supplements, because 1) they are a complete waste of your money, and 2) an excess intake of protein is unhealthy.
1) Whole plant foods have way enough amino acids to meet human needs. Moreover, the human body recycles 100 to 300 grams of its own amino acids per day. Eat beans if you enjoy them, but having beans once or twice a week is enough. Here is a full article about protein requirements for humans: http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/protein.html The article also covers athletes and bodybuilders and quotes many scientific references.
2) A new major study found that the risk of heart failure was increased by 49% for people consuming a high amount of dairy protein and by 17% for people consuming lots of plant protein. Name of the study: Intake of Different Dietary Proteins and Risk of Heart Failure in Men. The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Heli E.K. Virtanen, Sari Voutilainen, Timo T. Koskinen, Jaakko Mursu, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Jyrki K. Virtanen. Circulation: Heart Failure. 2018;11:e004531, Originally published May 29, 2018. Link of the study: http://circheartfailure.ahajournals.org/content/11/6/e004531
PROTEIN IN BODYBUILDING 💪
Question: Thoughts on the bodybuilding idea of bulking up and then cutting? First gaining fat with a bulk, then cutting to lose that fat compared to ‘lean bulks’ or ‘recomping’?🤔
It’s just a joke. All it is, is they do different steroid cycles to build muscle, and then certain drugs to flush water away from the muscle so you look more defined but really they are just mega dehydrated.
A cycle of anadrol, etc. only should be a month or 3 otherwise it’s very hard on the liver. This is known as a ‘bulking’ cycle. Then when you are swollen, you take certain drugs to cut off the water to get a ‘dry’ look. The discussion of drugs isn’t talked about because you want your customers or fans to think you are natty and look like that all year long so you can sell them diet plans or personal training, etc.
Great example is Matt Ogus who takes some pretty hard stuff and his body weight fluctuates massively over the year and years.
Most steroids will make you puffy as, but they hide that by saying ‘Im just bulking bro’ and put up a few pics of junk food, etc. as a smoke screen.
Bodybuilding at an impressive physique level = 100% steroid usage. There simply is no other way.
Anyone trying to ride as fast as those on EPO or build muscle to the level of those on the gas are really going to be in for a rude shock at some point.
The individual needs to decide if they are going to stay natty or get on PED and really go for it. That way they can stop comparing themselves against obvious non natty individuals.