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2009/07/26 16:31:03 (permalink)
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Drinking whey throughout the day

is this a waste? i normally have 3-4 scoops a day, 1 being after exercise, would I be better off just taking it before and after exercise?
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    All4n
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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 16:43:24 (permalink)
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    Yes, it's not digested fast enough to warrant drinking it through the workout. Better off having it preworkout so that it is digested before the workout to allow for amino acids to be available in the blood stream during the workout.

    If you want to consume something of that nature during the workout then look into free form amino acids, primarily BCAA's.
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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 20:44:57 (permalink)
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    do you mean yes im wasting it?

    i normally have scoops at 10am and 3pm but dont train till 7pm, is this stupid?

    also, should i have any on my rest day?
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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 20:50:03 (permalink)
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    id say its not a waste as any protein throughout the day is good some people cant get there 7-8 meals a day so shakes are a great way to make sure you get enough protein
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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 20:54:07 (permalink)
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    Why not work out how much protein your getting from food then do the math to how much extra you need 1.5 - 2.0 grams per pound of bodyweight is a good start if training is good ! 
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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 21:15:15 (permalink)
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    Its so easy getting in ~300g of protein per day, I hardly ever use shakes. I find it hard to keep protein amounts down.

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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 21:33:20 (permalink)
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    Red Bull

    Its so easy getting in ~300g of protein per day, I hardly ever use shakes. I find it hard to keep protein amounts down.



    how much does that set you back a day?

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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 21:37:56 (permalink)
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    sappleton

    do you mean yes im wasting it?

    i normally have scoops at 10am and 3pm but dont train till 7pm, is this stupid?

    also, should i have any on my rest day?


    Sorry i read that wrong, thought you were talking about drinking whey during your workout.

    Drinking whey throughout the day on it's own is not the best way to go about things, you'd be better off adding something to the meal such as carbs/fats/veg. Also replacing they whey with a solid protein source would be better as whey is very easily digested, which is not really want you want durign the day. Let your body work for the calories you're consuming. Post up full diet for better advice.
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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 21:45:09 (permalink)
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    sappleton

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    Its so easy getting in ~300g of protein per day, I hardly ever use shakes. I find it hard to keep protein amounts down.


    how much does that set you back a day?

    I have absolutly no idea, I just buy food when I have none. If you have like a 3-400g steak for tea you've got like 120 odd grams of protein in one meal. It soon adds up

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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 21:50:14 (permalink)
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    Red Bull

    Its so easy getting in ~300g of protein per day, I hardly ever use shakes. I find it hard to keep protein amounts down.


    Yep I find this too. I only ever use whey pwo these days, otherwise I genuinely find it hard to keep my protein intake down so that its not just going to waste when Im trying to get enough carbs and cals in to grow.

    Don't worry about 'how many shakes a day' you need to take, its meaningless. Work out how much protein you need to get (1g per lb lean bodyweight) and get it from food, a scoop of whey usually gives you around 20-25g (depends on the product of course), chicken breast gives you around 30g, an egg gives you around 6g, tub of cottage cheese gives you around 20g, tin of tuna gives you 32g, etc.
    post edited by CitizenKane - 2009/07/26 21:51:20

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Drinking whey throughout the day 2009/07/26 22:47:29 (permalink)
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    if the diet is ok, then i dont see anything wrong with adding a few scoops a day ontop of that to boost the protein content.  its certainly not wasted, wether its necessary depends on the individual, and i dont think anyone on here could give an answer to that with what we know!
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