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Meal timings and frequency, are they important? So, in terms of timings, the most important timings for your meals we would say (if you’re training that is) is pre and post workout. The reason why that is you need to fuel your body to allow for optimum performance. Using carbohydrates before your training will give your body the energy to train at maximum capacity. Therefore, pre workout is extremely important for meal timing as is post workout to replenish your muscles.
In regards to meal frequencies, this is all dependant on your goal, a discussion and plan that we here at Physique Academy will specifically plan for your body, training plan and your objectives. If you’re aiming to build muscle, 4/5 meals will be much more beneficial than a few small meals a day or one enormous amount of protein meal per day. You’re going to be getting the best results by eating more frequently in a 24hr time period. Let’s say you’re every 2 to 3 hours, your body will constantly be getting those protein hits and this will build more muscle, enhance strength and improve performance. Your body will be in that state of growth and recovery instead of not having the effective amount of amino acids to build the muscle because you won’t have been fuelling your body with the correct amount of nutrients at the most effective times.
To keep it simple, if you’re trying to build muscle and maintain this muscle then 4/5 protein hits per day is going the be the most effective. If building muscle isn’t your goal, then get in touch with us here at Physique Academy for a FREE consultation call and let’s discuss.