Proteins are essential for the repair and maintenance of all cells in the body. In addition to muscle, it is the building block of many tissues. In order to repair, maintain, and build muscle tissue, especially after weight training, we need protein. Protein requirements typically increase the more active you are, as well as if you are a newbie to weight training, as your body tries to adjust to your new workout regimen. Protein is found in foods such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, beans and legumes. Incorporate protein into every meal and add it as a snack to support muscle growth. Bonus: this will also help you to manage appetite as weight training can be hungry work!