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Doctor insights on: How Much Protein Is Necessary After A Hard Workout

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How much protein is necessary after a hard workout?

How much protein is necessary after a hard workout?

Depends: It depends on your body's demand, as well as whether your intention is to build muscle mass. Protein is used for enzymatic development as well as muscle build. You should adjust your protein intake based on those needs. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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How much protein powder is it safe to drink after a 2 hour workout?

How much protein powder is it safe to drink after a 2 hour workout?

Protein is necessary: You should aim to get about 20 g of protein daily. Realizing that some of that is in your diet, be careful not to "overdue" because the metabolism of nitrogen in protein can burden your kidneys. Protein is fine after exercise, as it keeps your metabolism up and contributes energy that you have burned. A balanced approach (bar with protein, carb, and lipid) might be better, however. ...Read more

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How long after working out is it appropriate to drink a protein shake?

How long after working out is it appropriate to drink a protein shake?

Within 45 mins: A protein shake is the most beneficial to your muscles for rebuilding and recovery within the first 30-45 mins of you working out. If you dont have a high protein intake throughout the day a shake can also help make up for that as your body does need it throughout the day as your body uses it for normal function as well as rebuilding your muscles. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to take protein powder after a core workout?

Is it appropriate to take protein powder after a core workout?

Yes: In fact, drinking a protein shake or consuming a protien rich snack 1 hour beofre your workout can also help build muscle and speed up recovery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a protein shake 1 hour before weight training and an albumin egg shake after or is this too much ? Will I have intestinal problems?

Is it ok to have a protein shake 1 hour before weight training and an albumin egg shake after or is this too much ? Will I have intestinal problems?

No right answer: Sir, there is no science here. If there were problems with either choice a billion exercising people would be in trouble. Medicine would be neutral on this choice you give us. ...Read more

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Should i drink a protein shake after workout? Or is it better to before?

Either!!: I don't think there is any specific scientific reason to take it before or afterwards. Personally i will have it afterwards. Lets see if any other physician has any recommendations about this matter. I would like to be educated on it as well. ...Read more

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Is it good to drink a protien shake after a run?

Is it good to drink a protien shake after a run?

No problem: You need hydration and nutrient after a good work-out. A protein drink certainly won't hurt and may do some good- a much better choice than a milkshake. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take whey protein isolate as a recovery drink after I do the insanity fitness program? And before bedtime?

Maybe, but..: Insanity is a vigorous exercise program that engages all major & core muscle groups, stimulates the release of glycogen stores and the rapid and efficient uptake of oxygen to fuel activity. Recovery from the demands of such a program requires some protein and also a high GI food to promote growth and replenish glycogen. Adding some fruit or dextrose will do the trick! ...Read more

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How do I build more muscle safely? I'm vegetarian so what's is the best way to get more protein on go? How much protein needed a day?

How do I build more muscle safely? I'm vegetarian so what's is the best way to get more protein on go? How much protein needed a day?

Mix it up: There are many ways to get protein from plant based foods. You can find protein content online. Peas, cottage cheese, and of course nuts/peanut butter or almond butter. Try Raw Meal (amazon.com): good fiber and protein, and all vegan. I use it myself daily. 0.5g/lb of body weight is sufficient. Can go up to 1g/lb if you are lifting heavy and regularly. Drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more

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Hoe much sleep is required pernight for a teenager? Is it unhealthy to workout hard everyday? Thanks

Hoe much sleep is required pernight for a teenager? Is it unhealthy to workout hard everyday? Thanks

Depends on situation: After growth stops a kid can get by on 8 hrs/d but may need more to compensate for a substantial work/workout schedule. Kids in the growth phase should have no less than 9 hrs/night and may need 10+ during growth spurts or added physical demands through workouts. Sleep deficit could lead to headaches/fatigue/poor physical or academic performance/sleep walking and others. ...Read more

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When taking protein shakes after training how much does the body really need without wasting it. Is the guideline 1gram per lb bodyweight correct?

Depends . . .: Answer depends upon who you ask and what literature they quote. Also depends upon your goal. And kidney health. Cdc recommends 56g/d for adult men 19-70yo (http://www.Cdc.Gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.Html) regardless of variables. Other sources suggest 0.5-1g/pound/d (http://www.Menshealth.Com/mhlists/guide-to-protein/recommended-protein-intake.Php). Ask for referral to nutritionist. ...Read more

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Is it good to take whey protein after workout for fat loss? Once dialy

Is it good to take whey protein after workout for fat loss? Once dialy

Whey protein: and exercise will help your fat to turn into muscle. Peace and good health. Please make sure the whey protein you take is from free range cattle, not those fed hormones and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is too much water bad for you? How much is a good amount of glasses a water should I drink in a day? Inclduing dieting would it help lose weight?

Is too much water bad for you? How much is a good amount of glasses a water should I drink in a day? Inclduing dieting would it help lose weight?

No, if kidney's okay: With normal kidneys and heart much water will be handled okay and will help with weight loss and preventing stone disease. Be cautious of edema which means need to slow down drinking. So, the infamous 8-10 cups a day are easily handled as long as you have no edema, heart disease, or kidney disease. ...Read more

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Directly after lifting weights i drink a protein shake, how long after this should consume a meal to obtain maximum results during the window?

Depends on the shake: If the protein content is adequate check the sugar content, if up around 350 cals, it is a meal substitute and will suffice as a meal. Use a low cal whey protein supplement. Many have high protein ; low sugar, this will give u the protein and in an hour or 2 eat ur meal. ...Read more

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How much protein should people eat in a day and why is it important?

How much protein should people eat in a day and why is it important?

10-35% of Calories: Proteins are essential to normal metabolism. Inadequate protein intake causes malfunction in every organ system: muscle loss, immune system disorders, anemia, brain malfunction, and much more. Serious disease states occur from protein deficiencies. A healthy diet should provide 10 - 35% of calories from dietary protein. See more info at: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html ...Read more

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Please tell how much cardio is too much when trying to build lean muscle mass for a female?

Please tell how much cardio is too much when trying to build lean muscle mass for a female?

Depends: Cardio exercise should be used for fitness of your heart. This can be accomplished in 30 minutes of vigorous activity a day. To be lean, you will benefit from stretching, strengthening and conditioning/training above your caloric intake. If your total fitness routine is greater than one hour, you may need specialized diet and supplements to avoid muscle damage/overuse. ...Read more