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    Up until just recently I've just been doing Whey in Water pre- and post-workout. That's not cutting it more. It's time to start being concerend with the MEALS pre- and post- and things like post-workout carbs. My question is--

    How long before lifting should a MEAL be consumed?

    Does Whey in Water need to be consumed between pre- meal and lifting?

    How long after lifting should a post-workout meal be consumed?

    Shoulder I take a whey/casein mix between finishing lifting and post-workout meal? Do I need to bring WMS into play at any point?

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    All your answers depend on what your overall goals are and what type of training you do. I will just some simple things though:

    How long before lifting should a MEAL be consumed?

    Really depends on your diet, but a small meal of complex carbs and a complete protein are beneficial. Oatmeal and Whey is one of my favorite here, I usually try to eat it about 1.5 hours before training. The closer I get to training the easier and quicker the food digests, it is not uncommon for me to see my training partner eating a slice of white bread as he is walking into the gym.

    Does Whey in Water need to be consumed between pre- meal and lifting?

    No, as long as your pre workout meal had a complete protein you can ditch this. I would suggest a BCAA drink during lifting if you train for long sessions, but again no completely needed.

    How long after lifting should a post-workout meal be consumed?
    No longer than 1 hour after your postworkout shake, if utilizing the common postworkout shake protocol. If you want to skip the shake try to eat within 30minutes of leaving the gym.

    Shoulder I take a whey/casein mix between finishing lifting and post-workout meal?
    Yes, you should definitely give a postworkout shake a try, some love them and some say they are unneeded, but empirically i feel they work very well. Again depending on training style and goals really determines what should be in your shake.

    Do I need to bring WMS into play at any point?
    Not yet. Get the basics of nutrient timing down first, let your body tell you how you handle carbs post workout. Some people used ground oatmeal, some you simple sugars like malto/dextrose , again depending on you give those a try as a carb source first, then if you are bloating up or not gaining try the WMS down the road.
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    I like eating something like a sweet potato and 50g whey about an hour before I workout, then right after my workout I do 60-70g powdered gatorade and 50g whey. About an hour and a half after that I'll eat a good whole food meal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    All your answers depend on what your overall goals are and what type of training you do. I will just some simple things though:

    How long before lifting should a MEAL be consumed?

    Really depends on your diet, but a small meal of complex carbs and a complete protein are beneficial. Oatmeal and Whey is one of my favorite here, I usually try to eat it about 1.5 hours before training. The closer I get to training the easier and quicker the food digests, it is not uncommon for me to see my training partner eating a slice of white bread as he is walking into the gym.

    Does Whey in Water need to be consumed between pre- meal and lifting?

    No, as long as your pre workout meal had a complete protein you can ditch this. I would suggest a BCAA drink during lifting if you train for long sessions, but again no completely needed.

    How long after lifting should a post-workout meal be consumed?
    No longer than 1 hour after your postworkout shake, if utilizing the common postworkout shake protocol. If you want to skip the shake try to eat within 30minutes of leaving the gym.

    Shoulder I take a whey/casein mix between finishing lifting and post-workout meal?
    Yes, you should definitely give a postworkout shake a try, some love them and some say they are unneeded, but empirically i feel they work very well. Again depending on training style and goals really determines what should be in your shake.

    Do I need to bring WMS into play at any point?
    Not yet. Get the basics of nutrient timing down first, let your body tell you how you handle carbs post workout. Some people used ground oatmeal, some you simple sugars like malto/dextrose , again depending on you give those a try as a carb source first, then if you are bloating up or not gaining try the WMS down the road.
    Wow amazing post!! I agree w/ everything said in this post. Reps.

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    Good post broski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    All your answers depend on what your overall goals are and what type of training you do. I will just some simple things though:

    How long before lifting should a MEAL be consumed?

    Really depends on your diet, but a small meal of complex carbs and a complete protein are beneficial. Oatmeal and Whey is one of my favorite here, I usually try to eat it about 1.5 hours before training. The closer I get to training the easier and quicker the food digests, it is not uncommon for me to see my training partner eating a slice of white bread as he is walking into the gym.

    Does Whey in Water need to be consumed between pre- meal and lifting?

    No, as long as your pre workout meal had a complete protein you can ditch this. I would suggest a BCAA drink during lifting if you train for long sessions, but again no completely needed.

    How long after lifting should a post-workout meal be consumed?
    No longer than 1 hour after your postworkout shake, if utilizing the common postworkout shake protocol. If you want to skip the shake try to eat within 30minutes of leaving the gym.

    Shoulder I take a whey/casein mix between finishing lifting and post-workout meal?
    Yes, you should definitely give a postworkout shake a try, some love them and some say they are unneeded, but empirically i feel they work very well. Again depending on training style and goals really determines what should be in your shake.

    Do I need to bring WMS into play at any point?
    Not yet. Get the basics of nutrient timing down first, let your body tell you how you handle carbs post workout. Some people used ground oatmeal, some you simple sugars like malto/dextrose , again depending on you give those a try as a carb source first, then if you are bloating up or not gaining try the WMS down the road.

    The man speaks the truth. Great informative post P~

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    The man speaks the truth. Great informative post P~

    Reps must be spread before I get you again.
    This seems to be a trend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBob187 View Post
    This seems to be a trend...
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    Yeah I got my damn fan club in this post...I just wanted reps and this is how it goes. JK

    Its funny though, I gave this advice now Im sitting here making this complex intra-workout drink, kind of made me realize I am getting a little out of control lol.
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    Domenic PMiller laid it out nicely. As a quick personal note, I like to eat a large dose of oatmeal + whey (~100-120g carbs) with an AP/PSlin 90 minutes before working out. Immediately post-WO I have a solid meal. Some of my favourites are soups, like pea, lentil butternut squash (my favourite) etc. that digest relatively fast but are very nutritious. They can be just as convenient as shakes, and be a great variety to keep things interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    Yeah I got my damn fan club in this post...I just wanted reps and this is how it goes. JK

    Its funny though, I gave this advice now Im sitting here making this complex intra-workout drink, kind of made me realize I am getting a little out of control lol.
    Of course now you know we're all curious what's in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    Yeah I got my damn fan club in this post...I just wanted reps and this is how it goes. JK

    Its funny though, I gave this advice now Im sitting here making this complex intra-workout drink, kind of made me realize I am getting a little out of control lol.
    I nominate myself for head of the PMiller fan club round table lol. Any one got an idea for a Week 1 topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    I nominate myself for head of the PMiller fan club round table lol. Any one got an idea for a Week 1 topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBob187 View Post
    Of course now you know we're all curious what's in there.
    This is my Im feeling burned out so better keep my CNS fresh™ shake:

    1 scoop Bodywell First Order
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    1g tyrosine
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    This is my Im feeling burned out so better keep my CNS fresh™ shake:

    1 scoop Bodywell First Order
    5g leucine
    5g BCAA
    1g tyrosine
    1-2g taurine
    4g CEE+Dicreatine Citrate + Tri creatine malate
    2 sugar free Hawaiian Punch sticks
    24oz cold water
    1 scoop posiedon
    Legit shake. I'm a big fan of bulk Leucine and Tyrosine. Is this a shake you make daily or just when feeling a little run down?
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    I use just got the leucine a couple weeks ago, but everyday I use
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    Very informative post! I'm giving you some reps, pmiller, as I've been asking myself these same questions for a while now. I just really wanna pinpoint everything since I'm getting back into the gym sometime during the next couple of days.
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