How much protein do you take after your workout?

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  1. How much protein do you take after your workout?


    For years, I've been under the impression that the body can only use 30 grams or so at one time.. So after my workouts, I take in 30 grams.. Am I cheating myself? Can I be taking 50 grams or would I be throwing money out the window?

    Also, how much protein do you take in 30 minutes or so before you train?

    Thanks...


  2. 1 scoop (20g-24g depending on brand) with 1/2 cup of oats before.

    2 scoops with 3/4 cup of oats after.
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  3. Similar to Jonesers:

    Pre: 1 cup Oats, 1 scoop Whey (24g)
    Post: 1 cup Oats, 2 scoops Whey (48g)

  4. Before: Approx 40grams of protein from oats and either eggs or chicken.


    After: 80 grams of protein from whey powder then 1.25 hours later another 35 grams of protein from chicken or some other real food, trying to avoid too much fat. If I can force more down I will eat more.
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  5. Oh.. I forgot to add that... Yes 1 to 1.5 hours later I eat "dinner". Normally chicken/Asparagus/rice, Salmon/Broc/Rice
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  6. 40g in a shake i drink during, dinner 45 mins later.

  7. I think it depends on the individual and the form. I typically take in 30-35 grams of protein in liquid form as shakes but will ingest up tp 50 grams in a whole food meal. If I go overboard with the liquid I tend to get bloated and gassy.
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC

  8. Thanks.. I'm going to move up to 50grams within 30 minutes after my workouts.. And maybe 50 throughout the day instead of 25...

  9. I've read anywhere between 20 - 40g

  10. 50g whey 1 cup oats both before and after

  11. Quote Originally Posted by bearmeat
    Similar to Jonesers:

    Pre: 1 cup Oats, 1 scoop Whey (24g)
    Post: 1 cup Oats, 2 scoops Whey (48g)
    This is exactly what I do as well.

    As far the digestion part, it seems to make sense to me that with your body being nutrient senstive during and post workout, along with the sustained even insulin response from the oats, that more protein would be digested with oats than with higher GI carbs. I know whey is fast acting, but wouldn't the carbs, via insulin and glucose, have some effect on the speed of delivery? It seems less aminos (protein) would get wasted this way.

  12. I have 25g whey before and a can of tuna after @ 37g .... Total is 62g of protein.

  13. I cant do shakes pre-workout (make me sick) so I eat 8 oz chicken pre and take 50g whey post.

  14. I use an 80 gram ON whey shake with 3/4 cup of oats taken before (40 grams) and after workout(40 grams).

    I eat a meal of a chicken breast and 1 cup of beans about 1.5 to 2 hours after the workout.

  15. Usually an hour or two befor I eat a solid meal consisting of chicken or fish with some veggies.
    During I use 3 servings of Xtend.
    After I use 2 scoops of whey and a cup of raw oats.

  16. 20 grams of whey, any more than that and im running to the toilet.

  17. You guys mix the oats in the blender w/ the whey?

  18. I usually drink a Myoplex Deluxe MRP it has 53 grams of protein in it.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by SDaigneault
    You guys mix the oats in the blender w/ the whey?
    Thats how I do it.

  20. PWO carbs are as important as the protein to refuel the glycogen in the muscles so that they can begin to rebuild. I usually shoot for about a 4:1 carbsrotein, so it's about 100:25. Then, I'll make sure to get some solid food with about 35gms of protein an hour after the PWO shake.

  21. 20-30grams. protein bar or shake

  22. Pre: 25G Protein with 1/3 Cup of Oats
    PostL 45G Protein with 3/4 Cup of Oats

  23. Post-workout is 66-99g's carbs from gatoraide along with 20g's+ Glutamine then about 20minutes later 81g's Whey isolate. THen an hour later a nice big whole food meal.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Zero Tolerance
    For years, I've been under the impression that the body can only use 30 grams or so at one time.. So after my workouts, I take in 30 grams.. Am I cheating myself? Can I be taking 50 grams or would I be throwing money out the window?

    Also, how much protein do you take in 30 minutes or so before you train?

    Thanks...
    40-60grams 8x a day, I take in 350-450grams a day. My body weight is 240-250 so I need a bit of P to keep me goin'

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mills
    I have 25g whey before and a can of tuna after @ 37g .... Total is 62g of protein.
    You should switch it, go with the tuna pre and the whey post. The whey will be absorbed quicker than the tuna.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Addiction
    You should switch it, go with the tuna pre and the whey post. The whey will be absorbed quicker than the tuna.
    Thank's, someone else told me that... I switched it up two weeks ago.

  27. Forgot to add..... Can drinking to much whey lead to kidney stones?

  28. Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mills
    Forgot to add..... Can drinking to much whey lead to kidney stones?
    I think it is animal proteins that were attributed to increase risk of stones.
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC

  29. 2 scoops of ON = 48 grams
    1 cup of oats = 10 gram for a total of 58

  30. I use 80 grams dextrose and 40 grams of whey for post workout. I use nothing before as I train early in the morning.
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