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    How many Protein shakes do you drink on workout days ?


    Just curious to see how many protein shakes a day you drink on your workout days ?
    Last edited by Stinger124; 08-24-2006 at 04:01 PM. Reason: Not correct .. Updated it.

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    I am drinking 4 on workout days, and 1 or 2 on non workout days..
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    Wow... Out of 15 views, and not a single one of them drinks protein... Thats strange.. Maybe thats why I am not gaining anything.. I am taking in waaaayyyyy to much protein..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinger124
    Just curious to see how many protein shakes a day you drink on your workout days ?
    0 for me. I pretty much stick to whole foods. Gains started increasing for me when I did this. I eat every 2 hours so its mainly chicken, tuna, eggs for protein. I get home not long after working out and eat some chicken, eggs and some wholewheat toast.
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    So you go the natural protein way.. Heck, at least someone answered..
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    Aside from right after your workout (and some studies showing right before...) the less shakes the better. Shakes are convenient, but that's it.
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    When my diet is in check it's 1 casein shake just before bed, sometimes I use oats and whey post workout but more often than not I'll try to get a real meal.
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    Thats pretty wild.. Its hard for me to hit 200 plus grams of protein a day with out them. I usually have one in the mornings, one at lunch, then one 30 mins before workout, and then one 30 mins after workout. Thats only right a 100 grams of protein, but it definitly helps me..
    As much talk that goes on on this board about protein shakes this, and protein shakes that, I would have expected to see more people drinking them. Makes me begin to wonder if I should stop drinking them, and or maybe onely drink one a day. I have heard that they were sooooo good for you..

    Guess I will wait to see what more this poll shows before I change my mind.
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    Two. One 50g pre-workout, one 50g post-workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinger124
    As much talk that goes on on this board about protein shakes this, and protein shakes that, I would have expected to see more people drinking them. Makes me begin to wonder if I should stop drinking them, and or maybe onely drink one a day. I have heard that they were sooooo good for you..

    Guess I will wait to see what more this poll shows before I change my mind.
    There has been some discussion that the body absorbs nutrients from whole foods better than from processed sources. Also when you factor in that protein shakes supply relatively few micronutrients when compared to whole food choices, there are some good arguments to be made in favour of whole food diets.

    What should change your mind is what works best for you. Try out different routines and see what gives the results you want.
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    so why did you not vote for two ?
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    Chill. I just forgot to.

    Anyway, to Nitrox: I see the merit in eating whole foods as the #1 protein source, but isn't there something to be said for the rapid absorption of whey protein to support your workout energy and recovery?
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    There we go... Gotta get the votes up that I can.. Looks like they are hard to come by.
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    just one before bed. whole foods rest of the day.
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    I drink three on work-out days, but I'm one of those guys that has troubles eating enough. At lease one of those shakes is usually mixed with milk, oats, flax and fruits. Doing this helps me to put down more cals.
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    I've gone to 1 shake on workout days and none on non workout days.
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    On workout days, 1 post workout. If my diet is off or I miss a meal I might have 1 more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcendo
    Anyway, to Nitrox: I see the merit in eating whole foods as the #1 protein source, but isn't there something to be said for the rapid absorption of whey protein to support your workout energy and recovery?
    Well that is certainly the predominant theory supporting its use (and often the associated high GI carb). The problem I have with it is that it implies that whole foods are not up to the task; which is something that, as far as I know, has never been conclusively supported by experimental evidence.

    I do think they have their place, particularly as meal replacements with other whole food ingredients (like stxnas suggested). Personally I feel much better after switching out shakes for solid meals and results are just as good, if not better. As always though, experiment and go with what works for you.
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    Workout Days 3-5

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    I drink 3-4 shakes per day, usually muscle Milk. I drink one when I wake up, one post-workout, one before bed, and sometimes one for a treat. I find it very convient, as I don't have the time to cook meals all day.
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    On workout days I drink 3 or so, believing in the whey rapid absorption for pre and post workout.

    For other meals and off days I try to get as much real food as I can get, but it's a lot easier and cheaper to supplement a meal with a scoop of whey to get enough protein.
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    Only 1 here, post workout with 50-75 gms of simple carbs.

    Other than that, you are far better off spending money on whole foods. Nothing is better at building your body then whole food. Quality meats and veggies are far superior then any powder or bar. These things should be used very sparingly, besides post work out.

    As far a convince... pre cook your meals for the next day. If I don't cook 3 chicken breast the night before, I am eating 3 tuna sandwiches until I get home for dinner.
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    Just one for me, and thats post work out. I try to eat whole foods after all the reading I've done on this board.
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    idk if you can add in a zero option or if its too late, just seems enough people said zero that'd it should be represented on the poll...jmo
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    Went back to see if I could, and I do not think I can. Do not think it gives you an option, otherwise, it would mess with the numbers I am guessing. Honestly did not think of 0.. I thought at least 80 to 90% of body builders, or powerlifters took the stuff. The way it is talked about, I just thought it was second nature for all to take it.. I k ow food plays a huge roll, but I thought the protein would be a added bonus that everyone would jump on..
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    30g AM, 20g pre WO, 30-40g post WO, 10-20g pre-bed.
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    4 for me on workout days when I'm building. 2 of those are meal replacement shaks. 3 on off days building or cutting. On the cut, when I'm carbing up, I'll have a meal replacement shake preworkout and post. So, it goes back up to 4. I take my BCAA's in my shakes, yeah I'm on the Nitro-tech. Heh, I know that a lot of you out there don't like Muscletech, but... that stuff works man. lol Take it from me, I've seen very good results while I've been on it. I've been on it steady for the past 5 months. Granted, I haven't gained 8.4lbs. in 14 days like it says on the bottle, but I made significant gains prior to this cut that I've been on for the past few weeks. Ok, I won't rant on and on about Nitro-Tech.
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    50g for breakfast as I read AM
    40 before lunch
    40 after lunch but 2 hrs before a workout
    no-xplode or chaos 1hr after shake
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    30g post workout
    30 before bed.
    Dinner is in there somewhere, usually after working out and before bed!
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    2-3 maybe 4( just one scoop of MRP) at night when my sweet-tooth kicks in
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    one for breakast, one after the gym, then one muscle milk at bedtime
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    2 a day 1 Post W/O WHEY, 1 night time Cassien
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    1 am w/whole food ~1-1.5 hrs later (everyday thing), 1 1hr preWO, 1 PWO.

    4 whole food meals the rest of the day.
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    For myself, i rather have the RTD Meal Replacements for my post workout shakes and extra calorie boosters during the day. I typically have one in the morning post WO (im at the gym at 5am) then have some eggs when i get to work to bring my cals up to par. I might have a shake with just water in the afternoon. But i normally stick to RTD's after workout and thats about it. Everything else is whole food meals.
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    i usually try to get 2 shakes in. sometimes 3 on workout days.

    I prefer real food over shakes. If i dont have time or enough food at work, i will drink shakes.
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    Heck, I take a shake when I get up, a meal replacement pre-workout, a protein smoothie post-workout, a shake before bed, and I'll even get up in the middle of the friggin' night and drink some protein. lol Gotta like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CallmeClark
    Heck, I take a shake when I get up, a meal replacement pre-workout, a protein smoothie post-workout, a shake before bed, and I'll even get up in the middle of the friggin' night and drink some protein. lol Gotta like that.
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    haha I get that too.
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    I put a whole momma hen chicken and 12 of her little unborn babies in a blender and liquify the whole family. I then drink this throughout the day. Does this count as a protein shake?
  

  
 

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