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Protein shakes - should I be adding them to my routine?

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Queenbean Mon 22-Aug-16 18:51:49

Just that basically. Will they really help with recovery or are they just full of crap and I'm better sticking with a protein rich snack?

MsMarvel Mon 22-Aug-16 19:00:11

Ive recently added them into my workout routine and have noticed a big difference. I was finding it difficult to get a natural protein rich snack in the 30 minutes post workout, so to me the shake is an easier way to do this.

Ive also started taking glutamine before i workout to help with muscle pain.

Its seems to be a split opinion on whether the are worth it or not, but my PT recomended them for me so I went with her opinion, and can notice a dofference in how I feel post workout, as well as a difference to how much I can give during the workout.

Queenbean Mon 22-Aug-16 19:31:59

That's really good to hear, thank you

Is there a specific brand or type you'd recommend?

MsMarvel Mon 22-Aug-16 21:07:21

The one i have jusy now was just a small tub i got at holland and barrat at their penny sale, but when it finishes im thinking of getting myprotein stuff on my next batch, the flavours sound amazing!

KeyserSophie Fri 26-Aug-16 10:44:29

The split opinion is confusing because a lot of the naysayers are actually saying "protein shakes are no better than a chicken breast or a steak or a pint of milk" which is probably true but as MrsM points out, the organisation required to tote a cooked chicken breast around to have straight after the gym is greater than that required to stick a bottle containing 2 scoops of powder in your gym bag- therefore the compliance is likely to be much better.

I use myprotein total protein (whey isolate and egg white) after tough sessions. MrsM - Dont get too excited about the flavours. It's ok but not super-yummy like Progenex.

RunningLulu Sun 04-Sep-16 01:10:50

I take a small can of tuna with me for post-work outs. Works better for me than protein as it's too much faff to make it up.

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