What's the first image that comes to mind when you think of protein powder? Probably a jacked guy making a post-workout shake, right?
Protein supplements are, more often than not, associated with men and bulging muscles but women need protein too, and if you are particularly active then there is a good chance that you are not getting enough in your diet.
“Women may actually benefit more from protein powder than men do,” says certified strength and conditioning specialist Marie Spano, R.D. “Men who are involved in a general fitness program typically have enough protein in their diet, whereas many women fall short. Protein powder can help fill in the gaps.”
Many women tend to avoid protein powders for fear of building too much mass. Thankfully, that fear has been debunked for the average lady looking to reap the benefits of hard work in the gym - as a matter of fact, women do not produce enough testosterone to build muscle in the same way as men.
Increasing protein in your diet can actually provide a series of benefits that can act to aid your training goals whether you’re trying to improve fitness, lose weight or consume a healthier diet.
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