View Full Version : Protein Shakes After Cardio

12-29-2008, 10:44 PM
I am fully aware that protein shakes are necessary after hard days of lifting weights to assist in creating muscle mass. When bulking, it's obviously very important to consume a couple hundred grams of protein per day. Does this hold true when cutting? Is it necessary to have protein shakes immediately after cardio? Thanks for the help!

12-29-2008, 10:50 PM
protein is important on a cut so that you maintain your muscle while cutting body fat.

i take a protein shake after cardio only because that is how my routine is structured, i lift, do cardio, and then go home to take my PWO shake. you may just want to research it because i don't know what the standard is.

12-29-2008, 11:01 PM
Yes I believe not taking one post cardio is a mistake if you are concerned with trying to keep as much muscle as possible

12-29-2008, 11:06 PM
and glutamine too cant hurt

12-29-2008, 11:14 PM
Yes have a protein shake PWO even during the cutting phase. Protein maintains the muscle mass you have while you are toning your muscles. It also produces a certain degree of satiety (keeps you feeling fuller faster and longer between meals) which is ideal while on a limited amount of calories during this phase.

12-29-2008, 11:15 PM
Why glutamine?

12-30-2008, 01:20 AM
Why glutamine?

Works with Protein to help recover quicker.

12-30-2008, 03:52 AM
sometimes I do take shakes, sometimes I don't. I usually just sip on xtend during cardio and then get home and take in a whole food meal like some brown rice and ground turkey breast. But whatever works-everyones different!