OK, I started working out in high school when I was in grade 10 or so. Did that for about a year and stopped for a loooooooooooong time.
I started again and I've been working out for over 1.5 years now. Only once a week and plenty of cardio everyday. I'm in the best shape of my life now. I've been getting great results. My body responds very well to weight lifting.
Here's my issue. I'd like to speed up the process. I wanna gain MASS! I'm still getting bigger but just wanna get there faster. My routine is working out great so it's my meals that I need to pay more attention to.
After each workout, I have a big meal. Plenty of carbs and protein. Same thing for the next day when my muscles are sore from the workout. Then, for the rest of the week, I eat normally again with a few big meals here and there.
Now, here's my question to the workout guys. What's the best type of meat to feed your muscles so they get bigger faster and stay at that size? Now, I don't want to get into the whole protein drinks and stuff. I wanna get there without the help of shakes, protein bars, etc.
I'm thinking steaks would be best. I work in a restaurant and I can get a big steak for under $10 with the discount anytime I want. I'm sure med/rare is best because the inside part that haven't been cooked yet and it has plenty of protein. I heard that when you cook something, you burn away a lot of the nutrients and stuff.
I want to keep the routine I have now and don't want suppliments in my diet.