Is using whey protein on days I weight train enough? I run 3 miles 4 days a week, play racquetball once a week & weight train two days a week. On days I weight train, I use the whey protein shake supplement 3 times, in the morning after breakfast, after lunch & about an hour after dinner. I started thinking that if my muscles are repairing/building on my off days, maybe I should take the supplement more often and also to feed the running muscles. Any thoughts? I'm 48 yrs. old 6' 225 lbs. BTW: I'm still looking to reduce fat.
03-26-2008, 08:45 AM #1
How often should I use my Whey protein supplement?
03-26-2008, 10:07 AM #2
From my understanding your body is continuing to recover even on your off days so it is suggested to take the protien regardless. Also from reading this forumn it is recommended to take the protien in the morning with breakfast and post workout, primarily.
Depending on the carb content on your current protien shake it might be suggested to skip the protien prior to bed and just have a 'clean' dinner, containing high protien.
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03-26-2008, 12:00 PM #3
Thanks for your opinion!
I think, based on how I felt this morning (lifted last night) that I will add a shake to the morning after I weight train. I'll also add it after every time I run.
About eliminating it from my post dinner menu, I heard the evening is a good time to take it because protein requires a lot of energy to digest, and it's good for the body to have something so rich to work on over night. For me it wouldn't be every night, just the nights I weight train.
03-26-2008, 01:58 PM #4
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03-26-2008, 09:05 PM #6
Better option to segregate your protein inputs into two types:
1) Whey protein isolates
2) Micellear Casein protein
Isolates would get absorbed really fast so that makes it a post workout supplementation.
For off days, take micellar casein as usual.
So assuming if you are taking 1 gram per pound of body weight and you divide your protein supplmentation into three intakes....
2 micellar casein intakes ( breakfast time and before going to dinner)
1 whey protein intake ( post workout)
So for regular workout days its 3
For off days its 2
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03-27-2008, 01:02 PM #13
I read complex carbs before workouts, fast protein (like a liquid supplement) & simple carbs after workouts.
I'm inclined to take the added protein after running to avoid the breakdown and marathoners legs.
I've been working the leg & butt machines too, so I don't want the running to counteract the weight training.
03-27-2008, 01:09 PM #14
Just make sure you have a good amount of protein and carbs before and after your workout
03-27-2008, 01:22 PM #15
Thanks. My recent research has been good and useful but you guys have helped a lot. Of course I eat real food, just try to stop me! :-) The research though sort of indicated I was short changing my body. I've been knocking myself out & now maybe I'll see some added results with some careful tweaking. Getting old and losing my metabolism and muscle mass has been a pain in the neck. Growing old gracefully ... I don't like it!
Word for the wise - if you are approaching 30, be sure to keep a close eye on your weight! It is much smarter to keep it off then to try and lose it later on!!!
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There is no reason to set your sights low, you can have any physique you wish, just make sure to set smaller checkpoints on your way to that ultimate goal.
You seem like a great guy with a great attitude, with some time and dedication you may be surprised at what is possible. Just make sure you stick with it NO MATTER WHAT. If you fall off the horse, just make sure to pick yourself up and get back on.
Good luck with all your endeavors,
03-27-2008, 01:56 PM #19
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I take whey when I wake up with 20 oz of milk, to get some casean in the mix.
Next serving is 2 scoops post workout
Final serving 1 scoop before bed mixed with a scoop of casean.
Whey is fast digesting protein and casean is slow digesting, therefore whey is good for post workouts and casean is good for pre-bedtime.
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