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Should you drink your protein before or after workout? HELP!!! watch

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    Helpp me please!!!
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    I don't think it matters. Normally when I finish my workouts I have mine.
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    After is ideal, but doesn't really matter if you have it before. Just make sure you have an adequate amount throughout the day
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    Many people speak from "bro science" and say that there's an "anabolic window" after a workout, but in reality as long as there's useable protein hanging about in your body then it doesn't matter when you drink one.

    I personally like to have mine after my workout because it makes me feel refreshed.
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    After is best. Before is good.


    If you're bulking, I would go with before and after.
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    i would suggest you to have it afterwards as the point of protein is to adapt, grow and repair muscles after a workout. having it before makes me feel sick
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    (Original post by nurajama)
    i would suggest you to have it afterwards as the point of protein is to adapt, grow and repair muscles after a workout. having it before makes me feel sick
    Mimic nature! No food until after the hunt, the hunt requires you to use that muscle and energy! Then FEAST
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    Have it both times. Problem solved.
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    It doesn't matter. After is convention, but it just doesn't matter in reality
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    (Original post by KyleH123)
    Mimic nature! No food until after the hunt, the hunt requires you to use that muscle and energy! Then FEAST
    I mean I'm pretty sure we've been preserving food since around the time we discovered fire sooooo.........
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    Personally don't think it matters. All down to preference.

    I usually have it after a workout
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    (Original post by tutorscience)
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    It doesn't even matter dude. What matters in the end is your total caloric intakes + if your hitting your macros
    etc.

    Knowledge = key to gains!

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    Whatever fits in with the rest of your eating routine. I've recently changed my gym times due to work, so have a shake before the workout. Then I'll eat my lunch followed by a snack after the workout. Best to keep your meals, snacks, shakes nicely spaced out throughout the day, so bear that in mind.
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    Doesn't matter although most people say after is best; I have my shake before for that bit of energy and I have a good meal afterwards. Main thing is just to hit your protein target for the day.
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    From a biological point of view, protein can be respired during a work out, so it's likely that a greater proportion of it would be used for energy (rather than growth and repair) if consumed before working out compared with after working out.
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    I like to get a fast-ingesting source straight after, which whey is. having it before would make me feel sick :lol: In general, though, the post-workout anabolic window is nonsense - it's been shown that 3-4 hours after training a muscle, its rate of protein synthesis is increased by around 150% of its normal rate, whereas 24 hours after training it the rate of protein synthesis will be around 200%. So the muscle is in a more anabolic state 24 hours later than it is straight after. I believe that replenishing glycogen quickly allows for a more efficient recovery process than replenishing proteins quickly and tend to drink high GI carbs during and after my workout.
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    (Original post by tutorscience)
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    back in the days I used to train it was after ... although I used to drink shakes throughout the day it was never before
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    Overall protein during the day is more important.
    Imo its better to eat your protein and supplements are exactly that a supplement to help you reach a protein goal where you havent made it with normal food.
 
 
 
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