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Show I take whey protein before I exercise or after or both?

Show I take whey protein before I exercise or after or both?

After: Most nutrition experts recommend protein within 30 minutes of finishing a workout to help muscle recovery. The correct ratio of protein, carbs and water can speed recovery and protect muscle tissue after a workout. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Sir i bought this protein but how to use before workout or after workout?

Sir i bought this protein but how to use before workout or after workout?

Protein powder: pre- vs. post-workout is controversial. Many believe that post-work out is best because it restores what has been burnt up in the workout. Some say pre-workout to give you energy for a better workout. IMO, post-workout is best and you can add a pre-workout shake but it would need to be an hour or two prior. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How fast will I use muscle if I stop taking creatine and whey protein for a few days?

Almost none.: If you maintain activity, being of the protein supplement will cause no loss, becuase you will utilize any muscle breaking done. Don't worry at all. ...Read more

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Should i take whey protein on non-workout days in other words can i take it without workout?

Should i take whey protein on  non-workout days in other words can i take it without workout?

Whey protein can be: take w/or w/out workouts. Just investigate the whey product you use. Make sure it is coming from free range cattle, not cattle that is fed full of hormones and antibiotics. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is 3 days a week at gym enough to get size I have day or so rest and have protein 30 minutes after training and pre workout while training and do core?

Is 3 days a week at gym enough to get size I have day or so rest and have protein 30 minutes after training and pre workout while training and do core?

PeeWeeWillBeProud: Sounds like you're on the right track.Of course,it depends on the kinds of exercises you are doing, number & kinds of reps and sets,your form, & many other details concerning the performance of the exercises; what your specific diet is like;how much rest you get;your fluid balance;what supplements,if any, you use;your overall goals: Zane? Schwarzenegger? Herman (Pee-Wee)? But, yeah, 3 days is fine ...Read more

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Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. Thus Should i take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming ?

Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. 
Thus Should i take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming ?

Does not matter: If you are taking a mixed diet, there is no need for the protein supplement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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When should someone take creatine monohydrate: before or after a workout?

When should someone take creatine monohydrate: before or after a workout?

Creatine.: Creatine in doses of 1000 to 5000mg daily has been shown to increase muscle mass, muscle size and muscle energy stores. Creatine must be taken with lots of water throughout the day, and doses must not exceed 5000mg daily to avoid impairment of kidney function. The dose can be taken all at once, preferably after exercise to facilitate ATP store replenishment in the muscles after exercise. ...Read more

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Can I have a tarry stool the day after intense workout?. it was first training after a long pause , i dont take any supplements or vitamines

Can I have a tarry stool the day after intense workout?. it was first training after a long pause , i dont take any supplements or vitamines

If black tarry-: -stool, it is usually a sign of blood from the upper GI tract. I would have it seen by your GYN Or scoliosis-rectal specialist. You can start @ your PCP, & get referrals as needed. Remember ingesting beets can cause this look in your stools. ...Read more

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Can i take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after i train?

Can i take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after i train?

No: Or not take it at all.Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best.Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything.Do not be lazy.Do the work and eat well. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight and build muscle I do regular gym for 1 hour. Taking 3-4 times meal with six eggs, milk and fruits. But there is no result?

I want to gain weight and build muscle I do regular gym for 1 hour. Taking 3-4 times meal with six eggs, milk and fruits. But there is no result?

Be careful: You may well be comparing yourself with people who are using steroids. But the fact remains that you probably look (and feel) quite different from what would be the case if you had not been working out. If you buy into herd mentality, you will most likely end up using steroids and risk side effects, including behavioral changes. Try to maintain sanity in an insane world. ...Read more

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Gd day doctor! I am intermediate in bodybuilding. For the first time i would like to take whey protein. Can i take or will continue from natural food?

Gd day doctor! I am intermediate in bodybuilding. For the first time i would like to take whey protein. Can i take or will continue from natural food?

Go ahead: There's nothing magic about where the protein comes from. If you're adding mass, try to take in 1 gram of protein per pound that you weigh from any source; more than this is unlikely to benefit you. ...Read more

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Should i drink protein on off days? Or only after workouts?

Should i drink protein on off days? Or only after workouts?

Any time: You can drink a protein drink any time you wish, however, there are better ways to get protein, like by drinking skim milk, eating lean meats, consuming beans, lentils, legumes and nuts. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take protein shakes hours or a day after working out?

Do you think I should take protein shakes hours or a day after working out?

Protein shakes: Taking in protein anytime will still be helpful. However, it is most beneficial when taking it the same day as your workout. Some experts say you should consume protein shakes within an hour of your workout. I'm not so sure it needs to be that strict but at least shoot for the same day. ...Read more

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Which juice or diet should I take after exercise?

Which juice or diet should I take after exercise?

Hydrate &eat healthy: It is important to hydrate not just after exercise, but actually before and during as well. Electrolyte containing fluids (gatorade or similar) or water rehydration is recommended. As far as your next meal is concerned, follow your usual routine- just remember to eat balanced and healthy meals to complement your exercise routine. ...Read more

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What does creatine do?Shud i take it b4 or after my workout.I've also tried some supplements lyk mass gainers and whey proteins.Which shud i take when

What does creatine do?Shud i take it b4 or after my workout.I've also tried some supplements lyk mass gainers and whey proteins.Which shud i take when

Gain muscle mass: A single 5 g (5000 mg) oral dose in healthy adults results in a peak plasma creatine level of approximately 120 mg/l at 1–2 hours post-ingestion. Creatine has a fairly short elimination half-life, averaging just less than 3 hours, so to maintain an elevated plasma level it would be necessary to take small oral doses every 3–6 hours throughout the day. Follow directions! ...Read more

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When after starting whey protein may i see results?

When after starting whey protein may i see results?

7-10 days : If whey is taken with appropriate exercise and diet, results may be appreciated as soon as 7-10 days. ...Read more

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