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Protein on off days

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2006/07/11 06:55:33 (permalink)

Protein on off days

I usually drink muscle milk, or some other protein drin, and someimtes a bar later in the day. Should i eat the same thing on my days off fomr the gym?
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    Yib
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    RE: Protein on off days 2006/07/11 07:21:41 (permalink)
    Well to be honest, it depends on how the rest of your diet would change.. It's quite a broad question. Would you care to be more specific or are you just wanting to know whether or not you should consume those two 'supplements' on an off day?

    I mean.. you might not need a pwo protein shake if you're not having a workout that day..
    You may still have the bar as part of a meal or to replace a meal or as a snack or whatnot... and may have nothing to do with your workout nutrition.. so that can still stay in.. but you could be having it for convenience preworkout or on the way home from the gym or something.. I don't know.. so you may just replace it with a proper food meal instead and therefore not need it.

    So it depends really..

    And welcome to MT
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    RE: Protein on off days 2006/07/11 09:14:27 (permalink)
    Keep the protein high all the time, just lower your carbs on off days if you are cutting.
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    RE: Protein on off days 2006/07/11 14:42:51 (permalink)
    Thanks for the help!

    I go to the gym first thing before eating. i have a shake right after i'm done. after a couple of hours have a low fat, low carb lunch, few hours later a bar, then a well rounded dinner, yogurt for later snack.
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    RE: Protein on off days 2006/07/11 16:46:46 (permalink)
    i take in 240 grams of protein on trainin days and my bodyweigh on non trainin days just cos ur not trainin doesnt mean ur body doesnt need protein to rebuild.
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    RE: Protein on off days 2006/07/11 21:18:53 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: drifter

    Thanks for the help!

    I go to the gym first thing before eating. i have a shake right after i'm done. after a couple of hours have a low fat, low carb lunch, few hours later a bar, then a well rounded dinner, yogurt for later snack.


    Oh dear, is that all you're eating?

    And you do weights on an empty stomach!?!

    Hmm.. you may need to read some of the nutrition articles on here my friend. Also, once you've done that you can take a trip to the diet forum and get it commented on so you can see what needs changing and so on. Try to take in the basic info and make some changes yourself.. and then when you're ready you can have the other comment to help you out.

    And don't be scared of carbs. You need them!


     
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    RE: Protein on off days 2006/07/11 22:01:45 (permalink)
    Weights on an empty stomach. If I did that I would probably pass out after the first set of my workout. Try to get a meal in if possible, unless your using light weights and just looking to cut.

    With regards to your question it depends on how much protein you are consuming on your trn and off days. Try to aim for similar amounts of protein throughout the week.

    ORIGINAL: drifter

    Thanks for the help!

    I go to the gym first thing before eating. i have a shake right after i'm done. after a couple of hours have a low fat, low carb lunch, few hours later a bar, then a well rounded dinner, yogurt for later snack.

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    RE: Protein on off days 2006/07/11 22:39:45 (permalink)
    I think those supps are the least of your worries as your diet needs a lot of work mate. What are your goals and stats? In the articles section there is some good stuff on nutrition (also see Toxic Toffee links in his signature) which will guide you in the right direction. A solid diet will prove much more fruitful than a few supplements chucked in here and there.

    Best of luck bud!
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    ORIGINAL: drifter

    Thanks for the help!

    I go to the gym first thing before eating. i have a shake right after i'm done. after a couple of hours have a low fat, low carb lunch, few hours later a bar, then a well rounded dinner, yogurt for later snack.

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    RE: Protein on off days 2006/07/12 06:02:40 (permalink)
    i'm trying cut fat and build muscle. i've lost 15 out of the 20 lbs i need to lose. i'm working with a trainer 5 days/week. i've just stopped eating before the gym my last 3 days, after i read that it would really improve the weight loss. i didn't seem to feel very weak at all, and i lost good weight on both days.

    i do 30 cardio mins and about 30 on low weights. i keep my cals around 1400 (5'9", 160 lbs).

    Thanks again!
    post edited by drifter - 2006/07/12 06:04:40
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