I've said it a thousand times before, but I'll say it again: If you want to lose fat and body fat off, you need to build some quality muscle. This is why muscle gain and weight loss are so closely connected with one another. In fact, it is not easy to have one without the other. However, there are a lot of myths floating around on the web and during a workout session relating to muscle gain. I am going to expose 4 of these for you personally here.
1. Protein Digestion - It is commonly touted by many people bodybuilders and even many fitness instructors that I know, the body is just able to digesting 30 grams of protein in 1 sitting. However, this just isn't the situation. There is no magic number: Everyone is different. Items to consider incorporate your own body's ability to digest food and how much stress you have placed your body under through training.
2. No Food After Dinner - The parable here is when you eat after dinner, you are only going to placed on excess fat because your metabolism has turn off during the day. While there's some truth to this, it doesn't mean that you can't consume protein after dinner. Ought to be fact, you need to consume protein after dinner and particularly before bed. You'll need all of the protein that exist by having dinner and never eating until morning, you have been without fuel for quite some time.
3. Cardio After Weights - Apparently if you perform cardio exercise after weight training, you'll put your body right into a catabolic (muscle wasting) state. However, new information suggests that the entirely opposite may be the truth. By performing cardiovascular exercise after weight training, you burn more fat because of a rise in growth hormone. The secret would be to have a protein shake straight following the weights to encourage recovery and then start the cardio.
4. If You're Sore, Don't Train - So long as you have remaining it 3 days since training a particular group of muscles and have taken in enough nutrients for recovery, you are able to and really should train an aching muscle. Both muscle gain and weight loss require consistency. If you are constantly skipping workouts simply because you are sore, you won't see appreciable results. Try stretching more or obtain a massage, because these have shown to decrease muscle soreness.
Now that you know that these 4 myths are actually just myths, you have less reason to fret and much more chance of new muscle gains. Never forget, that muscle gain and weight loss are interconnected and therefore you need to be doing everything you can to building some quality lean muscle mass. So start consuming more protein, eating after dinner, doing cardio after weights and training when you are sore.