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Are Protein Supplements For Me??

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2005/07/29 19:04:23 (permalink)
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Are Protein Supplements For Me??

Yo people, only just signed up, had a browse over a few topics, interesting forum

By nature I have a high metabolism therefore I'm quite a skinny person, 5ft 9 - 68kgs

Because of this I never have been, and never will be a mass "bodybuilder"

Been a member of the gym for about 6 months now, manage to make it down about 3 times a week, and I wouldn't describe my training as intensive.

I do about 20 mins running, then various upper body weights on every visit (chest presses / bicep curls / situps / shoulder lifts etc)

My mate reckons I should get some whey protein shakes but I'm not so sure that they're gonna make a huge difference with the sort of training I do, or am I wrong?

I've been buying one of these after each workout recently:



Each 250ml serving provides:

Energy - 1270kJ / 119kcals
Protein - 25g
Carbs - 48g
Fat - 0.8g

Am I wasting my time with these? The impression I get from some topics on this forum is that multipower are cowboy drinks.

So basically first of all, is it worth me buying any whey protein?

If so, what? Bear in mind I don't have a very strong stomach so would need something that is easy to drink ....

Any help / info appreciated thanks


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    pulsar
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    RE: Are Protein Supplements For Me?? 2005/07/29 19:22:28 (permalink)
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    IMO given your goals which i take to be you are not in the market for big muscle growth .. and your current workout .. I would save your money .. If you decide to change your workout intensity etc then address your diet first b4 you think of adding any supplements ..

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    RE: Are Protein Supplements For Me?? 2005/07/29 19:24:49 (permalink)
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    Also I think there some confusion with the nutritional spec of your protein drink ? 25g of protein = 100cals , 48 g of carbs = 192 cals + the fat etc are you sure it is not 319 cals a serving ?

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    RE: Are Protein Supplements For Me?? 2005/07/29 20:50:32 (permalink)
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    Your diet as a whole is what will make the difference. A whey protein supplement isn't necessarily needed.

    I'd do weights before cardio too, personally...

    The money you're using to buy those shakes can probably go towards getting some proper whey and perhaps some simple sugar like dextrose or whatnot...

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    RE: Are Protein Supplements For Me?? 2005/07/30 16:07:05 (permalink)
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    I would ditch those shakes IMO. The first place to look for protein is to get a good diet. Good protein sources include but are not limited to chicken, steak, tuna, salmon, cottage cheese, eggs, mackerel, lean meat. If you want to take any form of shake IMO I would recommend taking whey protein 75% or 80% concentrate. But remember a whey supplement will not work on its own without a good diet, and also should not be used merley as a means of replacing real food. They are only there to aid your died.
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