“It’s funny how primitive the weight-cutting procedures are. I see that they haven’t evolved at all,” says Lockhart emphatically. To lose fat, you have to cut calories. "So it's like okay, we've got to feed him less. If you look at the math, one pound of fat is 3,500 calories. If you need to lose 10 pounds, that's 35,000 fat calories you need to lose to make weight by say, Friday. If you normally eat 7,000 calories a day and then you didn't eat anything for the next five days, maybe it's possible to lose those 10 pounds." Otherwise, you'd have to revert to some of these other more dangerous, performance-inhibiting measures (like sitting in a sauna.)
We will discuss only the two most popular categories of protein, whey and casein . Whey protein is mainly found in milk and is the fastest digesting protein, and because of that, it is the best protein to consume after a workout. Whey protein also has the highest value in BCAA's (Branched Chain Amino Acids), which are used for building and retaining muscle. Casein protein is also found mainly in milk, and is an extremely slow digesting protein, and because of this, it is best used before bed. More information on the timing of these proteins will be seen later in the article.