Whey Protein – Weight Training Necessity

August 17, 2009

Hitting the weights

When it comes to weight training, whether we want to lose the few excess pounds or gain enough muscle to look good walking around shirtless, some of us take it to the next level by taking in high protein supplements, whether they are amino acid capsules, creatine or your typical whey protein.

What's it for?

Whey protein, for those of you who don’t know, is a supplement which contains high amounts of protein per serving. Often served as a shake or milk drink, whey protein is helpful in building muscle mass, muscle recovery or simply to aid in gaining weight.

Though it may serve a variety of purposes, it all comes down to how you are training and what your weight goals are. However, whey protein serving advices vary. You may ask from your personal trainer to help you determine how many times you should take it in a day. Manufacturers will also have different serving suggestions such as once before working out, once after working out and sometimes before you sleep. Whatever the advice may be, make sure it helps you achieve your goals in a quicker and more efficient way.

Where can I get advice?

Professional trainers and weightlifters take in a variety of supplements to accomplish a huge figure and there can be no better people to give testament to sports nutrition products than those who use it or huge supporters of the product.
But whey protein can be a little painful in the pocket, as most products come in 14 servings or 30 servings (based on a one per day daily intake). I use whey protein 30 minutes to 1 hour after I workout since this is the peak time that muscles are recovering. I rarely take them before sleeping since muscle tends to grow when you sleep.

A piece of advice: determine your weight goals first before trying out any supplement or sports nutrition products.


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