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Protein Shake Immediately After Workout?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Still taking a shaker bottle to the gym and downing it immediately after your workout? Completely unnecessary according to this study.

"Results indicate that the time of protein-supplement ingestion in resistance-trained athletes during a 10-wk training program does not provide any added benefit to strength, power, or body-composition changes."

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    P.S. I Love PubMed! I know that you aren't messing around when it comes from there.
    1904 days ago
    I like to have a protein shake after my workout because I am always STARVING after the gym. If I feed the beast a shake on the way to the next task, it keeps me on-track with my calories for the rest of the day. If I skip the after-workout protein-rich snack, I stay hungry all day and I am FAR more likely to go off the rails later.

    Still a great study-- who doesn't love to have the facts? So now I know that I am just doing what works for me.
    1904 days ago
    Excellent to know! I like having a protein shake before an intense workout, but that's more about not wanting heavy stuff on my stomach before moving a lot, and blood sugar crashes, than actual muscle recovery. I eat a regular breakfast after.
    1913 days ago
    I'm glad to hear it, since I never did it.
    1914 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this. I've been doing the protein and simple carb feed after my workouts for a while and it's interesting to know that it doesn't seem to have any benefit.
    1918 days ago
    Good to know!
    1919 days ago
    Very interesting
    1919 days ago
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