A Literature Review & Personal Study of the Role of Macronutrient Intake in Muscle Growth
Muscle growth is the product of time dedicated to resistance training. Another equally important aspect of muscle proliferation is nutrition. For the purposes of this paper, I chose to look at the literature in regards to macronutrient intake in promoting optimum muscle growth. In addition to the literature review, I conducted a self-experiment in which I followed the guidelines of macronutrient intake found in this literature review and applied it to myself for two months. During these two months, I recorded my caloric intake, weight, body fat, and measurement of my arms and legs. In doing so, I hope that this paper could shed some light on the science behind muscle growth and serve as a guideline for athletes or physically active people attempting to gain muscle or maintain a healthy lifestyle through nutrition.