Drinking Protein Shakes: How They Can Help You Build MuscleAugust 28, 2018
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The best times to take ANY protein drink or protein supplements are as follows.
I’ve listed them in order of importance, so based upon what you can afford, start at the top of the list and work down.
When Should You Take It?
- The most important time is right after a workout.Your muscles are like a sponge and need instant nutrition for muscle recovery and growth.
- Right before bed.You’re about to sleep for 6 to 8 hours. That’s a long time without protein.Could you imagine going throughout your day (when awake) not eating 6 to 8 hours?Right before bed is important.
- Right upon waking.Same thing, you’ve just gone 6 to 8 hours without proper nutrition. Your body needs protein quick.
- Half hour before a workout.This sets up the “anabolic window” before your workout and provides your muscles with adequate nutrition so that the effects of weight training (weight training breaks down muscle-called catabolic) are not as severe.
These are the best times for protein. It can be regular whole food or protein supplements, again, based on what you can afford. Protein supplements may be better than whole food in these times because its digested quicker.
Make sure to start at the top and work down. If you can afford 4 servings, you’ll really notice the difference in muscle gains and fat loss.