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SupaFly
March 19th, 2002, 07:54 PM
Is it beneficial to drink the protein shake within a certain period of time after a workout? If so, how long?

tzsegal
March 19th, 2002, 08:09 PM
My understanding is if your goal to aid in muscle building, liquid protein within one hour of the workout is best.

The Swim Training Site, under Health Issues posts this article:

Post- Workout Recovery: A must for athletes
Jayson Hunter, RD, CSCS (SportSpecific.com )
"If you want to optimize your training, improve recovery time, and accelerate muscle growth then a post-workout recovery drink is vital to your training routine. Research has shown that if you are trying to gain lean body mass you need to feed your body carbohydrates and protein within 60 minutes after your workout."

That's just the synopsis, go there [www.swimtraining.com] to read the full article.

SupaFly
March 20th, 2002, 07:45 PM
Cool...

I was also wondering how many grams of protein powder you all take/recommend taking after a workout?