If you’ve ever taken a high-school Biology class, you may remember a little thing called ‘amino acids.’ Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and if you’ve ever stepped into a gym, you’re likely to hear the word ‘protein’ at least a hundred times before you leave (*not scientifically proven but probably true), so you can imagine the importance of amino acids in fitness.
Amino acids are prized in the bodybuilding world as the source for everything from energy, recovery, muscle hypertrophy, fat loss, to strength gains. Since amino acids are so important for muscle growth, you’d think you already know everything there is to know about them, but unfortunately, amino acids and protein are actually misunderstood and commonly confused by vast amounts of fitness enthusiasts everywhere and on every level.
Don’t fear, we’re here to help! Now that you’re all set up in the pursuit of your new year’s resolutions, we’re kick-starting a new series on the blog. Starting next week, we’ll be talking the different amino acids, their relevance to you, and how to implement them with the highest probability of muscle success.
Welcome to: The Amino Profile.