Wrong. Protein is only half the key. Protein helps in the recuperation of the muscles. Carbohydrates help feed the muscles with energy. The last thing you want is to have a strained muscle that keeps you from working out, right. Well, it's going to happen. The best way to prevent it is to;
- A) Ice the strained muscle (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off)
- B) Eat a lot of Potassium! Yes, Potassium is the key to recovery of muscle strain. I suggest maybe a Banana, and Colombo Classic Yogurt. Also, take multivitamins, etc.
- C) Apply Icy-Hot to your muscle. It helps blood flow return throughout your muscles
- D) Stretch and exercise the muscle. If you don't work the muscle, it won't ever heal.