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masel99
03-19-2009, 04:23 AM
I've been using only whey protein. Before bed I mix up 3 8oz servings. Drink 1 right before bed, 1 in the middle of the night when I get up to pee and 1 right when I get up. Is this cool or do you think I should invest in some casein for the before bed and skip the pee break?? -thanks

bamazav
03-19-2009, 04:31 AM
I've been using only whey protein. Before bed I mix up 3 8oz servings. Drink 1 right before bed, 1 in the middle of the night when I get up to pee and 1 right when I get up. Is this cool or do you think I should invest in some casein for the before bed and skip the pee break?? -thanks

IMHO, and that is all it is, you could try something different. It could be that all of the drinking is causing you to have to get up an pee. I would think your body would benefit from a full night's sleep more than a few more grams of whey. Why not some cottage cheese before bed and then sleeping the whole night through?

Marius_Ursus
03-19-2009, 04:44 AM
IMHO, and that is all it is, you could try something different. It could be that all of the drinking is causing you to have to get up an pee. I would think your body would benefit from a full night's sleep more than a few more grams of whey. Why not some cottage cheese before bed and then sleeping the whole night through?

That's what I was thinking.

I'd rather sleep straight through the night. From what I understand cottage cheese is a much slower-released protein than whey, as well, so there's a long-term muscle feed v. the fast surge you get with whey.

afterguard
03-19-2009, 04:47 AM
x2....go with casein protein at night..get some sleep and give your body a rest, so it can grow. Hit the Whey in the morning and around your workouts..

Just my 2cents....

masel99
03-19-2009, 04:47 AM
IMHO, and that is all it is, you could try something different. It could be that all of the drinking is causing you to have to get up an pee. I would think your body would benefit from a full night's sleep more than a few more grams of whey. Why not some cottage cheese before bed and then sleeping the whole night through?


thanks, I have to be honest and say that I get up once a night whether I drink the shake before bed or not. I've been that way for years. That's kind of how I came up with that idea. I figured if I'm up in the middle of the night anyway, why not.

masel99
03-19-2009, 04:49 AM
x2....go with casein protein at night..get some sleep and give your body a rest, so it can grow. Hit the Whey in the morning and around your workouts..

Just my 2cents....

Thanks, I think that's what I gonna try.

BuckSpin
03-19-2009, 04:52 AM
X3. Mix in some peanut butter for some good fats & to slow the digestion process even more.

afterguard
03-19-2009, 04:56 AM
I'm the same way, I get up once a night like clockwork and I don't drink or eat anything late......except for cottage cheese on nights after a hard workout day for the extra protein. I can't remember the last time I sleep thru the night without making that 4:30 walk..

BuckSpin
03-19-2009, 04:57 AM
And, FWIW, if you do wake up to answer the call.....go eat!

Old-Time-Lifter
03-19-2009, 05:55 AM
Personally, I'm a 8 oz. cottage cheese and short glass of milk man.

One thing I can tell you is that since I started using t-bol (a test booster) I haven't had to get up and pee in the middle of the night. I have noticed some gains in lifting, but quite honestly if it did nothing else but cut out the nightly pee it's worth taking!

LyingSac
03-19-2009, 06:37 AM
x2....go with casein protein at night..get some sleep and give your body a rest, so it can grow. Hit the Whey in the morning and around your workouts..

Just my 2cents....

X 2......again

Uber_Dad
03-19-2009, 07:51 AM
That's what I was thinking.

I'd rather sleep straight through the night. From what I understand cottage cheese is a much slower-released protein than whey, as well, so there's a long-term muscle feed v. the fast surge you get with whey.

Hey I was wondering why I crave cottage cheese before I go to bed, too funny, been working wonders.

GreenWave1
03-19-2009, 08:39 AM
Thanks, I think that's what I gonna try.

You're on the right track. Lot's of great suggestions here. I go with Casein, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a cup of whole grain cereal.

masel99
03-19-2009, 10:47 AM
You're on the right track. Lot's of great suggestions here. I go with Casein, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a cup of whole grain cereal.


What's the olive oil for??

GreenWave1
03-19-2009, 10:52 AM
I want carbs, fat, and protein. The extra Omega 3's are nice as well.

LyingSac
03-19-2009, 01:08 PM
if i read it right,he doesn't have trouble peeing.He uses peeing as an alarm clock for protein ingestion......genius

namtrag
03-19-2009, 01:09 PM
If I did that, especially at night, I would go through a 5lb tub in a week!!! lol

masel99
03-19-2009, 01:25 PM
if i read it right,he doesn't have trouble peeing.He uses peeing as an alarm clock for protein ingestion......genius

Yep, you read it right

Old-Time-Lifter
03-19-2009, 01:41 PM
Yep, you read it right

none the less, cottage cheese would be better before you go to sleep....... if you have to go pee then use the whey shake ;)

LyingSac
03-19-2009, 01:55 PM
Yep, you read it right

whey in the am and pre workout casein at night (longer lasting)

joestrom2002
03-19-2009, 08:17 PM
I'll take John Gargani's advice , the digestive system also needs rest. Like a battery it will charge better if fully discharged than partially discharged (IMO).
But then there's always the extreme.