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There have been some questions on protein supplements in the gym lately, so I did a copy and paste from an email that I sent to Haley a couple months ago. Please let me know if any of you want more information on what I use and I am happy to share. Also, I can send you the pictures of my protein, plus ingredients if you want. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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So there are two types of protein supplements that I use:
- A Whey Protein Isolate
- A Protein “Blend”
The whey protein isolate is the fastest absorbing (digested) protein because it is very fine and basically as pure a protein as they make. This is great for taking directly after workouts…also known as your anabolic window. Your muscles are craving protein after a hard workout and this type delivers what it needs as quickly as possible.
The protein “blend” is mixed with different types of proteins to create a “time released” protein. Basically, your muscles constantly need protein to recover over the next 24 to 48 hours, so just having a protein isolate doesn’t do the full trick. This blend is “time released” not because it releases protein over a few hours, but because it is combined with different types of protein that you body digests faster or slower.
This blend is comprised of 4 – types (protein isolate, protein concentrate, egg protein, and milk protein). Protein isolate digests the fastest all the way down to milk protein that digests slowest. So over an extended period of time, this blend delivers constant protein to your muscles (over time through digestion) to help them recover from you workouts.
Don’t worry, you won’t become a ripped dude, but it will aid you in becoming more toned by allowing muscles to recover and regenerate. Toned stands for muscle tone…not huge dude muscles.
If you work out at 4pm, you should take the isolate right after the work out. And then I would recommend the blend before you go to bed (to digest while you are sleeping and constantly feed the muscles), or take the blend in the morning if you don’t have time for breakfast (but shouldn’t become habit!) and in some other cases, but we can can go over later.
My favorite protein isolate is Jay Robb…his vanilla is good...actually, so is the chocolate.
The blend I use right now is just the generic protein blend from Lindburg nutrition (vanilla).
These are both great because they are not like all the other stupid proteins like Muscle Milk that put a ton of added garbage that you don’t need. They are 98% protein with limited adds just to help with taste. I will show you the difference in ingredients and your mouth will drop. Crazy to see all of the dumb stuff most protein makers put in their drinks…so unhealthy!!!
This should get you started and I can send you pictures of each bottle if you want so you know what you are looking for! P.S. Jay Robb is pricey at Lindburg and I would recommend buying online.
Hope this helps!!!