Protein shakes before bed?
- 04-02-2009, 08:23 PM
Protein shakes before bed?
A lot of protein shakes, such as Muscle Milk, suggest having a shake before you go to bed, but they do not seem to give much evidence as to why this would be beneficial.
In general, I try not to eat anything before bed since you dont digest it well and its easier to gain fat this way, but Im curious as to what benefits there might be to taking protein shakes before bed.
Has anyone tried this, and if so, have they gotten good results? I guess im bulking, but I'd rather see slow progress and avoid gaining fat.
- 04-02-2009, 08:35 PM
use caisen protein or however you spell it it like cottage cheese it realeases over like 8 hours or so slow realease protein im spelling bad tonight lol but thats the best thing to do a good example is cottage cheese.
04-02-2009, 08:43 PM
I take dymatize elite 12h because I sleep at least 8 hours and that's a lot of time without feeding the muscles, I don't get thinner but I don't think it makes me fat also.
if growth its an objective I think that feed before bed its a must , to get cut like a model(gay body IMO), skip it
04-02-2009, 09:33 PM
04-02-2009, 10:43 PM
yea i use the dymatize 12 hour protein to and its awesome, just not sure if it really does stay in your system for 12 hours but it does the job. I usually have it about an hour before i go to bed, gotta let it digest a little. Ive done this for a long time now and i havent gained much fat. Doesnt really matter when u eat, just remember calories in vs. calories out.
04-02-2009, 10:54 PM
04-02-2009, 11:36 PM
ON Casein is the way to go.. I take 1 scoop before bed and I wake up without the fatigue and soreness I used to have... I did this while on my bulk and even now when I am cutting..
I have to agree with the above post.. Calories in vs Calories out..
04-02-2009, 11:38 PM
04-03-2009, 02:10 AM
I personally drink a whey/cassein blend before bed.
I use 25 grams whey protein isolate, 25 grams cassein, and 16 ounces 1% milk.
I like optimum nutrition's chocolate cassein protein.
It tastes good and is reasonably priced.
Additionally adding whey makes the shake taste better because cassein by itself is not very palatable.
04-03-2009, 09:47 AM
you want evidence??? think about if during the day you just stopped eating for eight hours...you need no evidence its really just common sense...i use elite 12 hour which has egg whey caisen soy milk everything...you need to feed those mucsles while you sleep to prevent catabolism...cutting or bulking will just depend on what type of shake it is
04-03-2009, 10:09 AM
I am cutting. I am losing fat and maintaining muscle. I do not drink a shake before bed. I just drink 5-10 g of BCAAs instead.
I would drink a shake before bed when bulking - if cutting, do so at your own risk. May hurt you, may not...but my formula is working, so I'm not gonna change it.
04-03-2009, 01:34 PM
04-03-2009, 06:31 PM
SAN Infusion before bed is the best option IMO
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04-03-2009, 06:48 PM
ya i heard cucumbers are good right before bedtime cause they keep your metabolisim cranking through the night.
04-04-2009, 02:15 AM
yeah listen to these guys. you need protein whenever your awake pretty much if you want to grow. every 2-3 hours..if you do wake up during sleep this is the perfect opportunity to slam down a protein shake.
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04-04-2009, 02:42 AM
lol well at 5'11 152 i wouldn't worry about the fat man cause that's kinda what you want. the reason why and it said this on my muscle milk when i had before i stopped,you take it before bead because when you sleep your body goes into a catalytic state. You need to gain all the nutrients before you go to bed so your body can use that while you are asleep. Also, if your doing sports, get off muscle milk cause ncaa deems it illegal because it uses breast milk which according to them is a source of a steroid so thats why i stopped.
04-04-2009, 03:02 AM
fat doesnt make you fat, too many calories makes you fat.
If you dont have enough good fat in your diet, your testosterone levels will suffer!
04-04-2009, 06:24 AM
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04-04-2009, 01:29 PM
They "may" contain some IGF-1, and even so you would have to take 15 shakes or more a day for even the most minute trace to be detectable. Get your facts straight. If breast milk was that bad, why do newborns take it?
04-04-2009, 03:30 PM
04-04-2009, 08:55 PM
However, the grass-based diet means the fat on the meat will have a higher DHA content (omega-3) than it's farm-reared, corn-fed brethren, making it an exceptionally healthy choice for bolognese!
04-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Probalic SR is good taste awesome. Cassien is also what you need or maybe something like Syntha-6. Good luck.
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