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How Much Protein Is Necessary After A Hard 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
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
How many grams of protein shake is it recommended to take after workout(safe side amount? ), which is better before or after workout and is it healthy
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Just: Make sure water is not contaminated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: But follow the instructions on the label. ...Read more
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
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