Keeping your protein cold while you workout

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    Jul 29, 2014 8:27 AM GMT
    Does anyone else run into the problem of keeping their recovery shake cold while they are at the gym? i made an ice pack that can wrap around my bottle while i work out... what are your thoughts, would you buy one? how much would you pat for it?
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    Jul 29, 2014 1:39 PM GMT
    thicken the protein smoothy with tofu, stays thick at room temperature
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    Jul 29, 2014 4:16 PM GMT
    I have actually tried this... Didn't work too well for me because I have a long commute and I didn't really care for the texture.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 29, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    Protein powder and a shake cup work fine with cold water. 32 grams and 100 calories. Functional, not tasty. Too much stuff in the gym bag already.
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    Jul 29, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    Would it be easier to wait until you get home? I believe it's a 30-45 minute window to get protein into your body for the greatest muscle growth/recovery (Broscience I believe though).
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    Jul 29, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
    i workout before i go to work, so no.. unfortunately i cant wait until i get home icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 29, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    What about one of those insulated lunch boxes you freeze beforehand?
    And throw in some additional ice packs if you need to.

    http://tinyurl.com/kmzzw2q

    http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/childrens-products/lunch-box-reviews/how-we-tested-lunch-boxes
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 29, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    Is mixing it on-site with something cold (i.e. water) not an option? I find that leaving a shake for any length of time makes it taste absolutely foul.
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    Jul 30, 2014 12:28 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidIs mixing it on-site with something cold (i.e. water) not an option? I find that leaving a shake for any length of time makes it taste absolutely foul.


    agreed! but if you keep it cold, it tastes as good as when you first made it

    plus the perk to the ice pack, it stays cold for so long! plus if you accidently forget your shaker in the car, it doest smell like a dead animal the next morning haha
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    Jul 30, 2014 12:29 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWhat about one of those insulated lunch boxes you freeze beforehand?
    And throw in some additional ice packs if you need to.

    http://tinyurl.com/kmzzw2q

    http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/childrens-products/lunch-box-reviews/how-we-tested-lunch-boxes


    i tried this too... my shaker was too big for the bag and the bag was too big for my gym bag haha
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    Jul 30, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    This is what I do for my post work out drink because I live 20 min from my gym and want it asap:

    I freeze the drink earlier. Leave it in my car when I go and it should have melted by the time I'm done. This has backfired and it hasn't melted totally but just add more water and shake it up again. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 30, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidWould it be easier to wait until you get home? I believe it's a 30-45 minute window to get protein into your body for the greatest muscle growth/recovery (Broscience I believe though).


    This is actually a myth. The 'anabolic window' isn't that small. You could consume your protein 5 hours after working out and it wouldn't make a difference, as long as you get it.