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msagrain
10-15-2010, 02:34 PM
I no longer box but I'v started going to the gym. I go 3 times a week. I only go to keep in shape/lose weight and gain muscle. I might buy some protein. This is the one i'v been recommended.(link when site is working its called my protine) The thing is though how often do you take protein? I know nothing at all about it. Do I just have it on top of my normal meals or whats the story?

Darkstranger
10-15-2010, 02:46 PM
My protein's a good site mate, that's where I get my protein and creatine from. Bare in mind Protein isn't magical and you're better off getting your protein from food if you can. I use it for convenience because I work in an office. The recommended protein consumption is around 1g per lb of bodyweight.

msagrain
10-15-2010, 02:55 PM
Do I constume the protine shakes before or after I got the gym though? I mean do I have 1 with breakfast. About a hour bfore the gym then 1 a hour after the gym? Do I just have them on top of my meals?

MOTHER DUCKER
10-15-2010, 03:05 PM
I have one before Gym and after then sometimes before i go to bed..

I find it cheaper and easier then cooking or paying lots for meats..

msagrain
10-15-2010, 03:16 PM
Even the days you're not training?

SBleeder
10-15-2010, 03:21 PM
I've never quite understood why one would have a need for supplemental protein. I'm a bigger guy (230 when not training for a tournament, 205-210 for tournaments) and I only need about 100-110 grams of protein per day, which is easy to get from food.

Holtol
10-15-2010, 03:24 PM
Protein shakes are not bad. But I would rather eat a steak.

MOTHER DUCKER
10-15-2010, 04:45 PM
Even the days you're not training?

Yep i drink them between meals even on offdays

Breakfast: Porridge/Shredded Wheat etc
Snack: Protein shake
Lunch: Usually salmon and cucumber sandwich or Tuna + chocolate or crisps (bad i know :nonono:)
Snack: Protein shake
Dinner: Lean meat + veg

Usually some fruit aswell

I like the Sci-Mix stuff had good results on it.. unlike some others i don't get gas in my stomach and wind etc from it and have dropped a fair bit of weight. The diet shake im having helps keep muscle tone but also promotes weight lose, which is what i am after. Once i have reached my weight goal i will switch too either the endurance/recovery shakes or the muscle gain ones

Jack3d
10-15-2010, 07:47 PM
My protein shake intake is

1 Scoop when I wake up before breakfast
2 Scoops After Workout
2 Scoops w/ PB before Bed

You still should be eating protein from whole food sources. Chicken, Tuna, Fish, Beef, etc

Whey Protein is useful only because it's a very fast digesting protein and given that you mix it in liquid, it takes effect even faster because liquids are processed faster than solid food. Which is ideal after a workout or upon waking from catabolic sleep when your body is thriving for nutrients

But protein from food is still more beneficial and you should NOT be substituting real food for shakes.

Darkstranger
10-15-2010, 07:52 PM
I've never quite understood why one would have a need for supplemental protein. I'm a bigger guy (230 when not training for a tournament, 205-210 for tournaments) and I only need about 100-110 grams of protein per day, which is easy to get from food.

For convenience mostly.

I consume around 300g per day, usually as follows:

Meal 1: 4 or 5 eggs, bacon, cheese, mushrooms, Olive Oil
Meal 2: Whey Protein
Meal 3: Steak Mince, Peppers, Mushrooms
Meal 4: Steak Mince, Peppers, Mushrooms
Meal 5: Whey Protein, Cashew Nuts
Meal 6: Chicken Breast and Mixed Veg
Meal 7: Whey Protein or Eggs

If I could dump the whey I would, but they're convenient for me at work.

SirTomJones
10-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Yep i drink them between meals even on offdays

Breakfast: Porridge/Shredded Wheat etc
Snack: Protein shake
Lunch: Usually salmon and cucumber sandwich or Tuna + chocolate or crisps (bad i know :nonono:)
Snack: Protein shake
Dinner: Lean meat + veg

Usually some fruit aswell

I like the Sci-Mix stuff had good results on it.. unlike some others i don't get gas in my stomach and wind etc from it and have dropped a fair bit of weight. The diet shake im having helps keep muscle tone but also promotes weight lose, which is what i am after. Once i have reached my weight goal i will switch too either the endurance/recovery shakes or the muscle gain ones

When do you work out?