OK, just got some whey protein

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    Mar 20, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    When should i take it?
    before my work out?
    after?
    During?

    Help me out here, i wanna get bigger!!
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 20, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    I have one in the morning with breakfast and one right after a workout. On off days I normally just have one.
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    Mar 20, 2008 7:28 PM GMT
    Well as nutrition and feeding the muscle is all about whats in your system and replenishing what you have used the answer to your question is before and after.

    But the real question is how many calories do you need?
  • vindog

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    Mar 20, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    Glswimfan123 saidWhen should i take it?
    before my work out?
    after?
    During?

    Help me out here, i wanna get bigger!!


    if you want to get bigger you need more hi quality carbs.

    your protein need doesn't really go up that drastically from lifting. I would do your protein powder with something like carbo-max.

    sweet potatoes are good, also anything whole grain.

    excess protein gets turned to fat, so what bfg1 said is right on...

    "How many calories do you NEED?"
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    Mar 20, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    well, i am a swimmer.
    Since i have a fast matablism, i east anywhere from 4500-6500 calories a day.
    That enough?
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    Mar 20, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    going by the variance in calorie range there which is enough to sustain weight in the average person I would say you are guestimating that figure.

    if not the somewhere between is your issue as the body will not wish to retain the excess calories

    Besides which if your body is burning 6500 calories a day then you must be swiming 10 hours a day at least
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    Mar 20, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
    The only thing swimming now is my poor head!!! Take protein, no wait, take carbs, not that kind of carbs, count your calories, eat your eggs, no wait, just the yokes, pet buddy, good dog....I'm so confused!

    Just when I think I've figured it out, I have it all wrong. I'm going to go have a carrot, no wait, I think that should be a radish. Where's buddy!


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    Mar 20, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    Glswimfan123 saidWhen should i take it?
    before my work out?
    after?
    During?

    Help me out here, i wanna get bigger!!



    DONT!!!! get bigger! tsk tsk tsk....ur hella sexy as u are!!! very very sexy icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 21, 2008 11:33 AM GMT
    bfg1 saidgoing by the variance in calorie range there which is enough to sustain weight in the average person I would say you are guestimating that figure.

    if not the somewhere between is your issue as the body will not wish to retain the excess calories

    Besides which if your body is burning 6500 calories a day then you must be swiming 10 hours a day at least


    Yes, it is a guestinmation. It all depends if im in season or not, what the school cafeteria can dish out... etc.
    And when it comes to work outs... I actually swim about 6 hours a day 6 days a week, 2hours in the morning and then 4 hours in the afternoon (since i am a swimmer @ a diver). Thats how it is when your a college swimmer.
    And although you try to sound smart... your not helping the situation by naming me a liar in a forum that I've created specifically to help myself out.
    So if you have something else to say, stick to constructive critisism.
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    Mar 21, 2008 11:41 AM GMT
    chill Mr I am not calling you a liar and the only person I am trying to make look smart is you

    What I am saying, or was preferably trying to get you to think about is this:

    1) you dont know what you are consuming or expending so dont assume to as builders over estimate and weight losers under estimate its why so many fail to achieve what they want

    2) Until you know what you are eating then what benefit do you think the protein drink is going to do

    3) I didnt see how much intensive training yuo were doing but knowing a few college swimmers in the US none of them are mightily big because quite simply the demands of there chosen sport and indeed their activity level dictates other wise.

    Now if all yuo want is a when is it optimal to take the shake then its before and after workout. Will that add muscle? Probably not because your nutrition is at an inconsistent level and you do not actually know how much you need