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2005/08/20 05:07:57 (permalink)
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BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE?

i did a search and couldn't find anything
when is the best time to drink it?
i only drink it twice a day when i workout, one 20mins before the gym and one before i go to bed
is dat good?
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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/20 05:55:31 (permalink)
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    The best time to drink protein depends on what type of protein.  You drink whey protein before, during and 45 mins after a workout with carbs because it absorbs quickly and most of it will be used at that time, you need carbs to help it transport into your muslces.  If you are taking ceasin then you would take it before bed because it is a slow absorbing protein and is used for 7 hours whilst you sleep.  If you take whey protein before bed it will be absorbed in the first hour and hardly any will be used and the excess will be stored as fat.  If you took ceasin for training then not enough would be absorbed by your body when it is needed.  It is best to take protein when you have eaten carbs because the carbs raise your insulin level and this makes your blood carry the protein to your muscles.  But if you take protein shakes about 4 hours before bed then don't have any carbs with it because a high blood sugar level interferes with Growth hormone production which happens whilst you are asleep.  For the same reason don't take carbs for about 45 mins after training and only have enough carbs before training to get you through the training.  Then stuff your face
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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/20 07:19:28 (permalink)
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    I'd say take your whey - post work out (immediatley after it) and in the morning, but hey that's just me.

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/20 08:14:43 (permalink)
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    morning/after workout/bed

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/22 11:57:22 (permalink)
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    One hour before workout...
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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/22 12:26:08 (permalink)
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    First thing in the morning and post work out.
    Eat real food with protein the rest of the time.

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/22 18:14:36 (permalink)
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    oic no wonder sometimes i get a stomach ache when i drink whey protien before i go to bed
    so ur saying i hav to take 2 different kinds of protein shake a day?
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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/22 18:35:01 (permalink)
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    not really... he's saying, if you have whey protein (fast digesting) take it pre/post workout. Get your casein protein (slow digesting) from other sources such as milk and other foods. Slow digesting protein can be helpful before bed and probably in the morning.
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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/23 10:46:44 (permalink)
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    Nah i think if you are taking it pre workout, you should just take it during work out instead.
    But what do what blue nitro said.

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/23 12:40:43 (permalink)
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    1. Immediately After A Workout
    If you only take protein once per day, this is the absolute best time to take it. Immediately after you finish your workout, your body needs raw materials to rebuild and recover with. If you don’t supply the raw materials through eating, your body will break down muscle from elsewhere in your body in order to rebuild the damaged areas. This is very counterproductive as you can well imagine. By taking in some protein (20 to 30 grams or so) within minutes after exercise, you provide your body with the raw materials it needs to recover without breaking down it’s own muscle tissue.

    2. An Hour After A Workout
    About an hour following a workout, your body has settled down from the excitement and is ready to really start rebuilding. The protein that you took in immediately following the workout has been metabolized and your body is looking for more. Another protein shake at this time is a good way to help speed recovery. Try to take in another 20 to 30 grams about an hour after working out.

    3. First Thing In The Morning
    Immediately upon waking, or as soon after that as you can manage, take a scoop of protein powder. Your body has just been through an (approximately) 8 hour fast and is hungry for nutrients. Feed your body! Protein powder is more quickly assimilated than solid food and gets into your muscles faster. This protein shot gives your metabolism a boost, which can help with fat loss. Be sure to follow it with a good breakfast, of course.

    4. Last Thing At Night
    Prepare your body for the long overnight fast by giving it a little something to work with. A good combination for this purpose is to mix a scoop of whey protein in with a small glass of milk. Whey is what’s known as a "fast" protein, meaning that it’s digested quickly, while milk protein (casein) is what’s known as a "slow" protein, meaning it’s digested relatively slowly. At night, you want your protein to be metabolized slowly so that your body gets a more even supply over the course of the night. By mixing "fast" and "slow" proteins, you get the benefits of the higher-quality whey with the slower digestion time of the milk.

    5. In-between Meals
    A quick protein shake can be a great snack in between meals. It helps keep your body supplied with protein all day long. This is especially useful if you tend to have long periods of time in-between meals. It could mean the difference between losing muscle and building or keeping muscle!

    6. With Meals
    Taking a protein supplement with meals is a handy way to increase the protein content of a meal. This is perfect for when you make a meal that is somewhat low in protein.

    7. In The Middle Of The Night
    This is a trick that bodybuilders sometimes use in order to keep their muscles supplied with protein throughout the night. Keep a pre-mixed protein shake right beside your bed. Although some trainers have been known to set alarms to wake up to drink it, I prefer to have it there waiting just in case I wake up, but I don’t try to wake up on purpose. If I don’t wake up, it’s right there ready for me to drink first thing in the morning! This strategy is more targeted for muscle growth rather than fat loss.

    WARNING! Never drink a protein supplement immediately before working out! Some people do this thinking that it will give them an energy boost or give them a head-start for post-workout recovery. Basically, all it does is sit in their stomach and bloat them up. Valuable blood that should be going to working muscles gets sent to the digestive system to try and digest it. The same warning goes for taking protein during a workout. Don’t do it!

    By following these protein-intake recommendations, you will increase the effectiveness of your supplementation. Even if you choose to take advantage of only one or two of these timing techniques, you will certainly see an improvement in your recovery ability.

    Nick Nilsson is Vice President of BetterU, Inc., an online exercise, fitness, and personal training company. Check out his latest eBook "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of" at http://www.thebestexercises.com or visit http://www.fitstep.com

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/23 17:17:40 (permalink)
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    that piece about the pre workout is very interesting... I used to to take them pre and post, but decided to save them for only post... good read, Marc.
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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/25 10:09:51 (permalink)
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    I have a question about best time to take the shake.
     
    If you can't separate your cardio from your weights, when should you take the protein.
    After your weight training, or after the cardio (at the end of the entire session)
     
    (That's if you do weights then cardio)

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/25 12:29:37 (permalink)
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    Tough one.  I find that if I take a shake right after working out with weights, it's the same effect as:

    WARNING! Never drink a protein supplement immediately before working out! Some people do this thinking that it will give them an energy boost or give them a head-start for post-workout recovery. Basically, all it does is sit in their stomach and bloat them up. Valuable blood that should be going to working muscles gets sent to the digestive system to try and digest it. The same warning goes for taking protein during a workout. Don’t do it!

    I'd say... take your shake AFTER you finish your workout and are leaving the gym.

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/25 13:06:14 (permalink)
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    When considering protein intake, what stage of your diet/training you are in also makes a difference.  Since July 16th, after my last competition of the year, I have been on a lean-mass gain diet, requiring more food and protein.  As a result, here is my daily protein intake schedule:
     
    45 minutes prior to my morning workout, I drink 1/2 of a Beverly Mass Maker shake (3 scoops = 270 calories, 20 gm protein, 1.5 gm fat, 43 gms carbs) mixed with one scoop of creatine and one scoop of L-glutamine.
     
    15 minutes after my workout, I drink the other half of the Mass Maker shake.
     
    At 11 am, I drink a Beverly Ultra Size shake (2 scoops = 240 calories, 34 gms protein, 8 gms fat, 10 gms carbs) plus two tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. 
     
    At 3 pm, another Ultra Size shake.
     
    At 8 pm, another Mass Maker shake.
     
    Once I start cutting, I will eliminate the pre and post workout shakes and change from Ultra Size to Beverly's Muscle Provider shake (2 scoops =210 calories, 44 gm protein, 2 gm fat, 8 gm carbs) and no whipped cream. LOL

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/26 05:21:50 (permalink)
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    first thing in the morning - whey in water
     
    PWO - whey in water (if on a cut) and with simple carbs like dex or malto (bulking)
     
    before bed - slow releasing like cassein but if you do not have cassein, do not worry, you can have your whey in water with some flax oil, P-butter or just have real food like a tin of tuna.
     
    there is really no right or wrong ways, but what there definitely is, is "OPTIMAL" times and that is the difference between good results and "WOW" results.
     
    you have to keep listening to your body and change as needed.

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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2005/08/26 12:49:02 (permalink)
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    For protein shakes, you should take it right after your done with your workout, your muscles are like a sponge after workout.
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    RE: BEST TIME FOR PROTEIN SHAKE? 2006/08/09 20:44:23 (permalink)
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    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if you guys could help.I have two questions


    (1) I am a teenager that is also a active skateboarder. Skating can give your legs quite a workout. I wish to build my leg stangth and was wondering when it comes to leg mass growth/cardio workout, when is the best time to take the protein?

    (2)Outside of skateboarding i am also active in gymnastics. I wish to build body mass and get my body good for gymnastics season. Any suggestions?



    Thanks.

    kay
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