Building muscle involves a process of breaking down muscle fibers (by lifting weights) and eating a high protein and nutritionally high diet which then repairs, and builds those broken muscle fibers.
And when your blood flows freely around your body, it transports important nutrients to all of your important organs, and muscle fibers in rapid time.
It stands to reason then that Nattokinase could actually be a vital, if not essential muscle building supplement for you, if you workout regularly with weights.
However, don’t just go out now and stock up on Nattokinase supplements thinking that is all you need to do to get ‘lean and huge’! I am not advocating that. There is a great deal more involved to building a great looking, muscular physique.
How Does Nattokinase Help You to Burn Fat and Build Lean Muscle?
I know it worked for me, and a great deal of other bodybuilders and weight training enthusiasts agree that it worked for them. Although there are no scientific studies on this topic yet (relating to muscle building).
But I gained 14 pounds of lean muscle over the course of six weeks. I know it was ‘lean’ gain, as opposed to a ‘mass’ gain (which usually includes adding a few pounds of fat), because I got slightly leaner over that period, which was a nice result.
In no particular order, here are a few things you must consider before adding nattokinase to your diet:
Diet is important. How much protein do you need? How much fat should you eat? You need approximately one gram of protein per pound of lean body weight (or, what you want to weigh). And you should split your food like this – 40% protein, 30% Carbohydrates & 30% fat. Are you already getting enough nutrition from your food?
Workout schedules and split routines also. I train each muscle group once per week, splitting my routine into chest and back, quadriceps and hamstrings, shoulders and calves and finally on day four, arms. The other days comprise of HIIT work, cardio, abdominals and of course, rest. Are you regularly working out?
Exercises, repetitions and sets is necessary. Different people have different idea of these fundamentals. Are you really working out to your own limits, pushing boundaries? If you are not, you should refrain from taking nattokinase.
Sleep is also important. If you don’t get enough sleep, you risk fatigue and injury. Are you getting enough sleep?
Do not forget supplementation. You must ensure you are getting enough energy, amino acids and vitamins for your workouts. Do you really need to add another supplement to your nutrition plan?