Gains will differ from one individual to another depending on body size and level of experience in the gym. To make sure you're gaining muscle, not fat, don't just consider your scale weight. Instead, rely on what you see in the mirror and use a tape measure twice a month to keep track of your waist and hips (you don't want to gain there) as well as your biceps, chest and quads. Also, don't think that you have to gain a set amount of weight each and every week. "Your mass gain doesn't have to be uniform," Aceto explains. That means you can gain 1/2 pound one week and 1 1/2 the next, perhaps none the third week and still remain on course. "Expecting uniform gains ignores the intricate makeup of the body and the way it gains mass - or loses fat - which is by no means in linear fashion," adds Aceto.
Plasma and muscle glutamine levels are decreased post workout and it can take hours before they are restored (Rowbottom, 1996). A study examining the effect of free-form glutamine and glutamine peptide ingestion on muscle glycogen resynthesis found that plasma glutamine was decreased by 20% post workout with the ingestion of glucose only (control), showed no change with ingestion of whey protein or wheat protein hydrolysate plus glucose drinks, and a 200% increase with ingestion of free-form glutamine plus glucose drink (VanHall, 2000). Free-form glutamine supplementation was needed to elevate plasma glutamine levels post workout.
Hello Jay, I’ve been working out for quite a while now (3 months to be exact), I had a decently big belly when I started, which I managed to drastically reduce till now, by exercising and dieting (Around 13 Kilos). Interestingly enough all the “good” techniques and theories I heard, and used are well stated and explained in your Website, thus why I am just about to buy your book. But before I do that I have one simple question: I am an employee, who works a 9 hour shift daily, so my concern is that will I be able to stick to your programs/diets, without having to go through an extensive hassle or time consuming process to prepare meals, and having to throw away large chunks of money on nutriments/supplements? I have access to a gym, so that is not an issue, but I want to know to what extent can the diets your book provide be simplified? I am mostly interested in the Lose fat/Gain muscle routines since that is where I am at the moment, but I don’t want to form eating habits that are too time and money consuming? Thank you!