i do both lifting and cardio was wondering when it best to drink the shake is....workout/shake/cardio.......workout/cardio/shake
Thread: best time to drink protein shake
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I do as follows because i also get in a good 30 min of cardio after my lifting routine.
1. First meal of the day, i mix 16 oz nonfat milk, 1 scoop ON whey, 1 banana, 1 spoon of PB, 1 teaspoon Maca
2. I mix whey and water and sip half throughout my workout then finish the last half or 1/3 or whatever's left after lifting...take a 5 minute breather...do my cardio then drink a 2nd whey/water shake (each shake having 1 scoop whey)
3. 1 scoop Casein protein mixed in 12 oz milk before bed
4. I also mix 16 oz milk with whey and have a handful of unsalted/unroasted almonds whenever I need some calories between mealsSnake's New Diabetic Log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=130722163
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Studies actually show its more important to have your aminos prior to exercise than after, in relation to protein synthesis activation, which is what we all strive for. But best results is when you get your protein before and after so then it would be proper to have BCAAs post workout along with your carbs/creatine, before cardio. Then eat again about 1.5-2 hrs. post workout. Should keep Protein synthesis peaked.
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Really, it isn't that big of a deal. The nebulus post workout window, shrinks and grows depending on who you talk to. Just get some nutrients (whether it be BCAAs, Protein shake, a chicken breast, whatever) in sometime after you workout, and you'll be fine. I personally drink BCAAs before, during and after my lifting session into my cardio session. Then when I get home, I have whichever protein based shake I am fancying for the calories.-
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Morning/Post workout usually. Lately it's been morning/post workout/before bed.''You probably thought this was a bright idea: who hit the light switch?
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04-23-2010, 12:47 PM #18
If I finish my workout at say 8:30pm, I'll have my meal at 8:45pm and then I'll drink my shake and a peanut butter sandwich around 10pm.
I would drink my shake just after my workout, but I then find it dificult to eat my meal if I've just drank my shake."Pain is temporary. It my last for a minute, an hour, or a day. Or even a year. But eventually - it will subside, and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever."
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04-23-2010, 01:57 PM #21
When you cannot grab a decent high-protein meal. Nothing will take the place of high biologically available food. Post workout (regardless of cardio or not thats up to you try not dwell over too hard it will just make something simple seem very hard) seems to be at least the "best" time per majority.
On the other hand some people get the majority of protein from shakes. My friend Yg I believe takes in 200+g off the shakes and seems to be doing very well. Correct me if im wrong Yg.
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