Protein Supplements

As I covered in the Nutrition 101 article, you need about 0.82g of protein per lbs of body weight each day to achieve optimal muscle growth (for the average natural lifter). If you’re having trouble reaching this amount on a regular basis, it might be a good idea to buy a protein supplement. It’s not better than eating chicken, steak, fish, eggs, etc., but it is an easy way to get some extra protein in your diet without any hassle. My personal favorite is Optimum Nutrition whey (usually Double Rich Chocolate flavor). Amazon always has it fairly cheap and  you tend to get free shipping.