Interview With Hi-Health's Mark Bozza (October 12, 2013)
My topic on the weekly NBC Sports Radio show for Hi-Health was about building muscle. We touched on all topics, including workout supplements and nutrition. I discussed how and when to use certain supplements, including protein powder, which should be used after every workout. Also, include some form of carbohydrates, like a piece of fruit.
Pre-workout products are popular because of the energy it gives before a workout. I stressed that these products have a lot of stimulants so be careful using them later in the day.
Protein bars and MRP drinks or RTD’s (ready-to-drinks) can take the place of a meal if you don’t have time to eat. When trying to get to 5-6 small meals a day, bars and drinks can fill the gaps for those times when you cannot eat. Glutamine was discussed to aid in recovery and repair.
In summary, we covered all bases of sports nutrition in regards to aiding in the process of building muscle.