Hi /fit/ probably newfag question.
If protein makes the muscle heal better and bigger, why do we need more calories per day to get big ? Why don't we just increase our protein intake ?
Protein builds muscle but calories give you the energy to lift heavy and they also support muscle growth.
Protein intake is determined by your body weight and calories are about how active you are.
Protein isn't the only thing that has nutrients
are you over 18?
I don't know why this makes me so mad
to make it super fucking simple
calories are needed for you to live
protein is needed for most bodily functions
yeah, protein is found in muscle
when you eat a fucking slice of meat it doesn't go right into your blood stream and then slaps itself on your muscle
that's fucking retarded
it gets broken down the same way everything else does in your stomach
because you're dumb and overall calories means more energy
you need energy to store fat or to make muscle
protein is essential, but it's like having enough oil but no fuel.
Drunk anon out.
Chemical reactions within the body.
Most of which involve heat or energy transference of some sort.
>Ok nutrients are in the stomach ready to be absorbed
>Well how do we absorb them?
>Oh let's you some of our fat as energy and than replace it with calories Anon ingested!
>Ok nutrients are absorbed, how do we get them to the muscle?
>Let's use a little more energy to keep the heart running a little faster than usual! that will push nutrients faster.
There are reasons why you have an increased heart rate for a few hours after working out.
It exist to push nutrients enriched cells to the damaged muscle/bone asap.
This just requires energy.
The reason you need to keep a basic layer of fat on your body is because of the bodies ability to use that energy on the spot.
If you had absolutely zero fat you would have died the first moment you forgot to eat.
That of course is implying you wouldn't have become sick with anemia or some other disorder first.
Sub 10% not by much
In 1st picture he is off by about 1% abs start forming at 14% you can see them and his rib cage is becoming visible.
Second picture obvious definition, ribs obviously visible at this point.
Would imply he has gone past the state where abs become defined.
So safe to say right under 10%
you need to be in a caloric surplus in order to build decent amounts of muscle, if you dont get enough carbs and fats, you'll just be chilling in a caloric deficit and wont build as much muscle