By its very definition, weight training is hard work. Certainly if you are doing it correctly!
Building strength and muscle requires the physical application of consistently overloading the body with heavier and heavier weights in order to stimulate an adaptation and growth. When the pounding of the weights has stopped though, the body really has to get to work recovering, repairing, rebuilding and growing bigger and stronger.
But to do this truly effectively it requires the right nutrients.
Work right, eat right
The primary nutrient for this growth is of course protein, and one of the best sources is the good old chicken breast!
So, is chicken good for weight training? You bet it is!
It is not just the high protein content of this lean white meat that makes it so beneficial for weight training and muscular development, it is also convenient, tasty, low in fat and packed full of other less celebrated nutrients with many benefits.
The breast itself has the highest protein to fat ratio of any mainstream meat and more than any other part of the chicken, providing 19g of protein for only 1g of fat!
The protein itself is also has a high bio-availability and holds its own against other protein heavyweights such as eggs and beef.
This means that the body can use it easily to repair and rebuild muscle tissue and make other essential repairs caused after a hard training session.