How to Build the Lean, Strong Body You Want With Protein! by Jennifer Young
Protein plays a key role in building muscle. But remember, building muscle doesn't mean you're going to bulk up like Hercules. You can build lean, strong muscle. The amount of protein you should strive for increases if you exercise often or you're strength training. You can obtain your protein through supplements (protein shakes), however, natural proteins are best.
- lean meats
All of these foods are great ways to incorporate protein into your diet. While you should consume protein throughout the day, studies have shown there is a positive affect when consuming protein 30 to 45 minutes after your workout. You are giving back to your body and building your muscle!