New signage at our Sporting Performance Centre on the north side of Brisbane.
We have been working in Collaboration with Genesis College for the past year in a purpose built facility that rivals most elite sports clubs.
Yanek has been busy alongside Jasleigh and a Tim with a core focus on sporting issues including injury rehab and performance training. We have worked with footballers ⚽️ , rowers 🚣♀️ , swimmers 🏊♀️, dancers 💃, runners 🏃🏿♀️, triathletes and Ironman competitors and many more.
We are housed in a $1.4 Million dollar facility with 2 pools, huge indoor sports area and a gym that can house squads of 20+ people.
Should you take a protein supplement? 🥛
Are you one of those people that has to have a protein shaker with you at the gym, guzzle down 3 or 4 shakes a day and rush off to the shop to get more when you run out? Well I used to be. I used to think that taking protein powder with resistance training I’d automatically gain more muscle then if I wasn’t taking a protein supplement. Why because clever marketing had lead, my at the time uneducated self believe that it was essential. When in reality it’s not.
I’m not saying you don’t need protein because if maintaining a lean muscular physique or gaining any quality muscle is your goal it is 100% essential. What I’m saying is it doesn’t have to come from supplements. Protein’s main role is to build and repair muscle tissue. Having more muscle keeps your metabolism higher basically meaning you can eat more while still losing fat (Dependent on your goals and whether you are in a calorie surplus or deficit).
Some great wholefood sources of protein: chicken, fish, lean beef, venison, lamb, eggs, milk, greek yoghurt
You can 100% hit your daily requirements through whole foods, if you want to!
Why you might want to use a protein supplement? Convenience I find protein shakes a convenient way of getting protein in, especially on those days that I might not be able to meal prep due to travel or if I just need a bit of protein to hit my macros for the day. Again it’s not essential but it is convenient and sometimes it just tastes friggin awesome.
How much do you need? Generally 1h per pound is sufficient, in leaner individuals I’d go for slightly more 1.1g to 1.2g per pound of body weight.
So whether you hit your protein through just whole foods or you have a couple of shakes to meet your requirements just know that while the macronutrient protein is essential. Protein powder itself isn’t.