Plasma and muscle glutamine levels are decreased post workout and it can take hours before they are restored (Rowbottom, 1996). A study examining the effect of free-form glutamine and glutamine peptide ingestion on muscle glycogen resynthesis found that plasma glutamine was decreased by 20% post workout with the ingestion of glucose only (control), showed no change with ingestion of whey protein or wheat protein hydrolysate plus glucose drinks, and a 200% increase with ingestion of free-form glutamine plus glucose drink (VanHall, 2000). Free-form glutamine supplementation was needed to elevate plasma glutamine levels post workout.
So, I've been trying to gain weight for years.. But I apparently wasn't doing it properly. I also have an extremely fast metabolism, no matter what I eat, when I eat and the quantity, I would not gain a kilo. (I'm Australian, I don't know pounds) But, my issue is, I eat quantity over quality. I am now 21 and weigh 55kgs.. So I'm am TINY. I work out everyday, muscular workouts only, I do not job or anything because I burn calories quick enough as is. Haha. I have actually just recently bought a Mass Gainer, high in protein, calories and carbs. Also a bit of sodium for that absorption. ;) After reading think, I am undertaking a new diet. Going to keep a food diary and a complex game plan. Really happy I stumbled across this, thank you very much. Bookmarked for on the fly reference! I also didn't know about bigger weights, less reps = bigger gains!!!
The thing is, I still have no idea what to do. The easiest thing to do would be to get a new job in the same city, but that would just keep me here longer. If I’m going to make a change, I might as well make the change I want to make, not just a change for the sake of change. But my dream of finding a job in a new city (much less a new country, as is my ideal) has been an insurmountably difficult task that I’ve seen zero success at thus far, and I’m not sure how to change that. I can only cross my fingers and hope that something comes up.