"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
Not going to go there. I do have one, but don't need for it to get shot down. Interesting question though. There are a lot of things that are so good for you, but don't taste the best. You just plug your nose and down it.
Edited by: MARYLIZ54120 at: 10/2/2013 (17:40)
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I appreciate the information but I can't argue with my results. I have added over 1" to my arms since I switched to leucine as my recovery supplement a few months ago. Granted this wasn't the only change I made, but based on the recommendations I received to take leucine I don't want to rock the boat when I'm making good progress. I planned on 3-4 bulk phases for 6 weeks each with short cutting phases in between (2 down), then I will cut all supplements to maintain for a while.
The foods you describe have been a heavy part of my diet for the past 19 months, it has just been difficult for me to build muscle.
I know of no nutritional or health benefit for taking leucine. It is just a branched chain amino acid. I am sure you are already meeting your protein needs through your food intake. Do you eat foods like: lean meats, beef, pork, poultry, fish, seafood, beans, lentils, legumes, eggs, milk, cheese, cottage cheese, peanuts, nuts, seeds???
I hate to hear that you are forcing yourself to take something that is not necessary--it is a waste of your money.
Becky your SP Registered Dietitian
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