Whey protien?? What are your thoughts and comments on these?

  • spero123

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    Jan 08, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    Hey, I am still in the early phases of getting my body in shape and i have been told to take whey protein.

    What are your thoughts on these and any recommendations on which to take and which not to touch??

    What else would you suggest or recommend to improve muscle fatigue and help build muscle.
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    Jan 08, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    The Protein helps build mass (along with a proper diet and meal management). Creatine is going to help you break through the fatigue and push push push.

    As for which brands, compare and see what you like. I am a fan of EAS chocolate as it is 23 g of protein a scoop, mixes great, easy to digest and etc... As for creatine (just like protein too) the brands are endless and you will get a lot of different answers from people. Go see what is available at the store and compare.
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    Jan 08, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    Whey protein is a great help in building mass. I take about 25g right after I work out to fuel the muscles. After you work out and have burned a lot of calories, you need to give your muscles something to grow with, and pure protein (like whey) is great for that.

    I'm lactose intolerant, so I only use whey protein isolate, which has the lactose removed. If lactose isn't a problem for you, then any good quality brand of protein will serve your needs. I use EAS, myself.

    For muscle fatigue, to fight soreness from lifting, and to help build, I take Dymatize Nutrition's Elite Recoup, which is amazing. Since taking it I have no more post-workout soreness. Highly recommended.
  • mybud

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    Jan 08, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Honesty...when all possible it's better to get your protein sources through the food you eat...I use Whey because my work schedule and busy lifestyle makes it almost impossible to hit my daily protein intake numbers without it....I have taken several varieties of powders...for me...they all basically taste the same...the differences are related to price...I'm cheap...I'll buy the cheapest whey protein...I get mine from Sam's club...66 servings for 29 bucks...it provides 22 grams of protein a serving...Hope this helps ya man....BUD
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    Jan 08, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    Whey is best before and after workouts also in the morning. Casein protein is best before bed. The only other supps that I use are Creatine and Glutamine.
  • Peteyboy583

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    Jan 08, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    I use Optimum Nutrition (ON), both Whey and Casein protein. I take 1 scoop of Whey before my workout (30 min to an Hour) and another scoop immediately following its end. I also take 1 scoop of Casein right before bed.

    In addition to those proteins you need to be taking in enough calories so your body doesn't consume the muscle tissue that you have worked hard to get.

    Some people swear by Creatine, I would utilize it cautiously. It is a great supplement but your body makes it as well so if you're going to take it follow the instructions on the label and be wary of any protein powder that has it already incorporated.
  • wave173

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    Jan 08, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    Just remember that no supplement is better than a balanced diet and consuming too much protein will cause you to deposit fat. If you don't have time to eat after a workout, then having whey protein is a great alternative to feed the muscles.
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    Jan 08, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    I just returned all my protein powders (Optimum Nutrition) Whey Protein because I was chatting with personal trainer about nutrition and he convinced me to get all my protein from food sources.

    I get my protein from foods such as chicken, fish, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, and lean cuts of meat. I also consume a lot of fresh veggies and have a big dark green salad most everyday andor a mix of veggies like broccoli, brussel sprouts (cruciferous veggies also help increase testosterone levels), sweet potatoes, olive oil, etc.

    For me, I feel better physically getting my calories and protein NOT from processed foods (shakes) but from whole food choices. I was also a big creatine fan while I consumed protein shakes ... but I also passed a kidney stone which I felt was a side effect from all the protein and creatine I took. Kidneys just worked too hard...

    And trust me, I will never pass another fucking kidney stone again!!!... EVER!!

    There you have it...Good luck buoy!
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    Jan 09, 2011 10:36 AM GMT
    Whey is quickly metabolised so it's a good, cheap alternative to BCAA (branched chain amino acids supplement) before a workout.

    Just be sure to buy something that's at least 75-80% protein. A lot of powders are filled with sugars like maltodextrin. Carbs are cheap and they shouldn't be in your drink. You would be much better off with something like a banana anyway.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 09, 2011 12:35 PM GMT
    For the last 2 weeks, I have been emphasizing my diet on increased protein and from food sources. Let me tell you, that it seriously kills the appetite. Many times, like today, I find myself getting full after eating only a few bites. I decided to start increasing my carb intake in order to jump start energy because I started feeling sluggish in the last two days with some intense workouts and long cardio sessions in the off days. So today was just a cheeseburger and onion rings for lunch in order to trick the appetite, but I started feeling full after only half the cheeseburger. And after eating increased protein, I feel like their is a lump (of food) in my throat after every meal.

    I have been seeing incredible results in increased feeling of muscle strength and mass and my belly has been shrinking faster than I've ever seen it shrink. And that was after only the first week!

    When the pros say it's okay to have a cheat day, I'm going to take that to heart because I think it's good to trick the appetite.