Protein Shakes: Before or after?

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Nov 16, 2014 8:25pm
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I've been drinking whey protein after my workout. But I've talked to people who say it's better before. Does it make a difference drinking them before or after?
16 Nov
Yes it effect body
16 Nov
If you're only going to drink one then it's better to do afterwards otherwise take them at both times before and after because as soon as you start working out your muscle tears have ample amount of amino acids in your bloodstream for the repair to start right away which will let you get more reps coffee is a good pre sup too
17 Nov
After. That's when your body needs it most. Plus sometimes i find it makes me bloated and sluggish. Sort of makes me feel like I've eaten a big meal right before a workout and I find this makes me less active. I'd definitely recommend after but everyone is different.
18 Nov
After. Amino acids or BCAAs during workout
18 Nov
Makes a huge difference , I personally do it before and after.
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1653 Posts
Nov 16, 2014 9:04pm
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Protein powder has benefits both pre- and post-workout, but if you must choose, then opt for after working out. A protein shake is not a necessity, however. Protein is important for optimal growth, development and recovery, but you could just as easily get adequate protein from whole foods, such as meat, fish and beans, or from milk.
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2 Posts
Nov 16, 2014 9:18pm
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I drink mine during.

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200 Posts
Nov 16, 2014 9:31pm
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After, your body needs it especially if you hit a hard workout. Sometimes I mix it up and drink one before a workout then another at night (keep thise midnight cravings in check).

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51 Posts
Nov 17, 2014 2:05am
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After because that when your muscles are starving for food

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77 Posts
Nov 17, 2014 3:16pm
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After

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77 Posts
Nov 17, 2014 4:25pm
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After

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9 Posts
Nov 17, 2014 5:34pm
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Before and after , #weighprotien
17 Nov
Whey* :p
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23 Posts
Nov 18, 2014 2:04am
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Whey protein is most important for recovery and muscle growth after your workout. That being said, you could definitely take a shake before as well, you'll notice a difference I'm sure, but it's mostly a waste. If you want something before or during you should get some good BCAA's. I really like A-10 amino matrix  by EVL nutrition. Branch chain amino acids are what proteins are made of and because they're already broken down they will have a much stronger effect on your body intra and post workout. Better strength and stamina during your workout and less soreness after just to name a few. Hope this helps!

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Nov 19, 2014 9:06am
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If you have the budget go for both. But if you have to choose one go for post.

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