IronMagLabs


Best TimeTo Take Protein Shakes

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    14
    Rep Points
    10

    Best TimeTo Take Protein Shakes






    hey everyone, i know this is probaly a pretty popular question but i was wondering whens the best time to take protein....before or after my workouts.

    i work out in school from 1:30 - 3:00 and i get home around 3:30, so is this when i should take the shake? and should i take it before i go to sleep?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ma
    Posts
    1,731
    Rep Points
    2255309

    Both before and after workout but i would say IMO that right after a hard workout is a must for me

  3. #3
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    adsasdf
    Posts
    269
    Rep Points
    123428

    Quote Originally Posted by i2hot2touch View Post
    hey everyone, i know this is probaly a pretty popular question but i was wondering whens the best time to take protein....before or after my workouts.

    i work out in school from 1:30 - 3:00 and i get home around 3:30, so is this when i should take the shake? and should i take it before i go to sleep?
    After workouts is most important. You usually have a 1hour window for the most convenient time to take it after you workout with the first 15 min. after being the best time. Before is good but it isnt gonna hurt you if you want to save a lil and just take it after. As a rule of thumb try to get protein every 2 1/2 to 3 hours with 3 of your protein intakes being a solid protein. If you use this regimen with discipline youll see the results your looking for...it did wonders when I played football.

  4. #4
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    adsasdf
    Posts
    269
    Rep Points
    123428

    Quote Originally Posted by i2hot2touch View Post
    hey everyone, i know this is probaly a pretty popular question but i was wondering whens the best time to take protein....before or after my workouts.

    i work out in school from 1:30 - 3:00 and i get home around 3:30, so is this when i should take the shake? and should i take it before i go to sleep?
    Also after you workout it is good to get carbs... a 3:1 ratio...meaning 3 servings carbs to 1 serving protein....so say you get 42grams of whey afterwards it would be in your best interest to suppement at least 120 grams of carbs with it because they act together for recovery and speed up your gains plus they help when you are trying to gain size.

  5. #5
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    14
    Rep Points
    10

    thanks alot clay,

    also, it says to take 1 scoop (1 oz.) with 8 oz. of water/juice/milk/etc.


    and 1 scoop of the protein has 20 grams of protein in it, should i try doing to scoops and get around 40 grams of protein? or will that overdue it??

  6. #6
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    adsasdf
    Posts
    269
    Rep Points
    123428






    Quote Originally Posted by i2hot2touch View Post
    thanks alot clay,

    also, it says to take 1 scoop (1 oz.) with 8 oz. of water/juice/milk/etc.


    and 1 scoop of the protein has 20 grams of protein in it, should i try doing to scoops and get around 40 grams of protein? or will that overdue it??
    Try going .2 times your bodyweight and that will be how much in protein you should intake after you workout.

Similar Threads

  1. Protein bars vs Protein Shakes
    By CaptainNapalm in forum Supplements
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-27-2013, 12:44 AM
  2. Protein shakes
    By phaedo in forum Diet & Nutrition
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-19-2010, 02:51 PM
  3. Protein Shakes
    By frostaldinho in forum Training
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-27-2008, 01:47 AM
  4. Best Protein Shakes?
    By BringinToddBack in forum Supplements
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-21-2007, 11:04 AM
  5. Protein Shakes
    By pereari in forum Diet & Nutrition
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-20-2005, 12:38 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
DISABLED END -->