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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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I am an avid runner with unfortunate bad leg genes. I know there is a window for protein intake after a hard workout. What is easiest way to get it on the go? No shakes.

I am an avid runner with unfortunate bad leg genes. I know there is a window for protein intake after a hard workout. What is easiest way to get it on the go? No shakes.

Protein on the Go: Hello! there are some wonderful food choices for protein on the go...1. Egg whites 2. Cottage cheese 3. Protein bars 4. Oatmeal and 5. Peanut butter (on an english muffin for example). I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and workout hard 5-6 days a week and want to get stronger for my sports. I already take protein. Is it okay if I also take creatine?

I am 16 years old and workout hard 5-6 days a week and want to get stronger for my sports. I already take protein. Is it okay if I also take creatine?

I would avoid it: This can be very hard on your kidneys, and supplements are also often not subject to rigorous quality control screenings; they could potentially contain other ingredients that could be harmful. ...Read more

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I workout really hard usally i cut my hands while practicing, can I beat those steroid users without steroids, should I take more protein , any advise?

I workout really hard usally i cut my hands while practicing, can I beat those steroid users without steroids, should I take more protein , any advise?

If your not : Taking steroids and they are you already beat them..... They cheat, you don't. In the long run....Your health is more important than anything. Your better off not taking them and try not to cut yourself during your workouts. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to make arm stop hurting after a hard workout?

What can I do to make arm stop hurting after a hard workout?

Take a Nsaid like--: Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) ( if no history of side effects or allergy), heat/ice pad alternating and gentle stretching exercises would certainly help to improve and speed up the recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is better after a hard workout for your muscles --- cold or warm shower ?

Which is better after a hard workout for your muscles --- cold or  warm shower ?

First warm then cold: There is no firm consensus about this, but i believe the best course is to start with a moderately warm (but not hot shower) to relax and help wash away your sweat, followed by a cold shower which improves circulation and reduces inflammation. See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/men/hygiene/should-man-take-cold-shower-after-workout.Htm for a good discussion. ...Read more