I've been working out regularly for a few months now, and I'm now hitting some of my heaviest weights. Probably not heavy for most of you guys but damn heavy for me. I'm doing a 5x5 routine 3-4 days per week.
I'm increasing the weights every workout, and I'm getting lots of ache, but visually I don't see much change in my physique. I'm still the same weight as when I started (247lbs).
So I thought I would begin taking a whey protein supp, and I just got delivery of a 4kg bag of good quality powder. The instructions say to add 2-3 scoops of a 70 cc scooper to water or milk, and take it 3 times a day.
But by my understanding, I should be taking 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight. So that's 247g of protein, and my food intake should already be supplying much, if not all, of that. So this supp is really just to ensure I have enough protein when its needed, and in a form which is easy to process. So, with that in mind, wouldn't it be better to take a smaller dose say every 3 hours throughout the day. Or something like that? Of do I need to take a larger dose before or after workouts or at certain times? Or does none of it really make much difference?
And surely different sized people need different quantities? So, how do I decide how much to take, and when to take it?