Protein Powder

  • Gamemage7

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    Jan 02, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    Hey guys, I'm new to working out and have been working out for a little over a year now. I'm finally settling into a workout routine, and in an attempt to build more muscle, I've been thinking about adding protein powder milkshakes to my diet. I'm wondering if those who are more experienced with workouts would have a better opinion than I would about whether this is a good idea, and which protein powder would be best.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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    Jan 02, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    Well it definitely wouldn't hurt, but it's recommended to consume 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight each day. So if you think you get that much from you daily diet, I wouldn't bother with it because it would just be a waste.
    I drink some twice a day, immediately after my workout then again before bed, but that's just because I'm overly cautious. Again, it can't hurt, it just might be a waste of your money...
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    Jan 02, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    naivenewbie saidWell it definitely wouldn't hurt, but it's recommended to consume 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight each day. So if you think you get that much from you daily diet, I wouldn't bother with it because it would just be a waste.
    I drink some twice a day, immediately after my workout then again before bed, but that's just because I'm overly cautious. Again, it can't hurt, it just might be a waste of your money...


    that can't be right. That would mean I have to take near 390 grams of protein a day. That's the equivalent to 13 protein shakes a day.
  • studflyboy87

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    Jan 02, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    Yes, you should absolutely add protein powder to your diet.

    You want to make sure you use Whey Protein for after you workout. It is the fastest absorbing protein and is perfect for post workout recovery. After your workout, your body needs to rebuild the muscles you broke down. It will either get that protein from your protein shake, or it will get protein from your muscles (which essentially means you are robbing some of your muscles to feed others). Take the protein shake to avoid this.

    I would take ~2 scoops (40-50g) of protein immediately after your workout (within 15 minutes). Mix it with water (or milk if you either want the extra calories, or the taste).

    Any brand will work. The two I have used that I recommend are Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard or Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Isolate. I am currently using the first one because it also has Glutamine and BCAA's in it. I have used GNC Pro Performance 100% Whey Protein, but I don't recommend it as strongly because it has a lot of fillers.

    As for amount of protein in a day, different people will tell you different things. A good middle ground is 1g of protein per lb of goal weight. So I am 180lbs and my goal is 195. I try to eat ~195g of protein a day.

    The only other time I take a protein shake is when I can't eat a normal meal, but want protein in my body. For instance if I am about to go to the gym, and I haven't eaten in several hours, I will take a scoop or two before the gym. Or if I need to skip lunch (last resort), I will take a protein shake. Typically I try to get all my protein from food, with the exception of my post workout shake.
  • fitnfun1

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    Jan 02, 2012 7:04 AM GMT
    Try Carnior great protein no extra calories and has Creatine included.
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    Jan 02, 2012 7:07 AM GMT
    hello
    i think , the natural body is much better
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    Jan 12, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    naivenewbie saidWell it definitely wouldn't hurt, but it's recommended to consume 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight each day. So if you think you get that much from you daily diet, I wouldn't bother with it because it would just be a waste.
    I drink some twice a day, immediately after my workout then again before bed, but that's just because I'm overly cautious. Again, it can't hurt, it just might be a waste of your money...


    that can't be right. That would mean I have to take near 390 grams of protein a day. That's the equivalent to 13 protein shakes a day.


    depends on the grams of protein per serving...