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OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?

I take a shake before and after I lift weights but do y'all take any protein before and/or after cardio?


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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
i would be wary of workout advice on here. plenty of fat asses pretend to be the cover guy for workout magazine on here with their protein shake meals and supplement bull shite


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
After cardio absolutely. You're still breaking down your body, just at a lesser rate than lifting heavy.

If you're sprinting, then even more so.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
True, there's some bs you have to wade through.


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Adam4848
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
Overall it doesn't matter if it's before or after because the body works on a day to day basis rather than and hourly stopwatch, but many prefer one after their workout.


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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
I don't. But I don't get crazy with the cardio either. Usually 10-20 minutes worth.

Also, I don't take protein before I lift. Just after. Because its hard to digest can take blood from the muscles and keep it in the belly. Which can also cause cramping. That's just me, though.


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songofthesword
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
you'd be a complete idiot to take it before


you take carbs before to give you energy for the workout. the workout breaks down your muscles, the protien helps build them back up. also it helps.. doesn't solve, but helps with the soreness if you get some good protein after a solid workout.


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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
If you don't eat some type of recovery food after any type of workout you're hurting yourself.


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Hulkklogan
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
Fatass here. But I've done a lot of research since I started working out about a year ago and have seen progress in the last year.

To answer the question of the OP, yes. You should be taking in a lot of protein every day, not just lift days. You don't necessarily NEED to take in the protein after a workout unless you're working out in a fasted state, but there are benefits of taking in protein after a workout.

This is sincerely the BEST workout advice page I've ever seen in my life:
LINK

Dude backs everything up with scientific studies and/or medical journals. It's legit.
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FLBooGoTigs1
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
After. I have 2 protein shakes a day though


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Adam4848
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
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you take carbs before to give you energy for the workout.


Many people including myself train fasted.


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Carson123987
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
Eat a high protein meal with a protein shake ~30 min after your workout. This is when your body is in recovery mode. For the first 30 mins after you finish, your muscles are still innervated and not in full repair mode.


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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
I don't do protein after cardio, shakes are heavy on my stomach. My muscles aren't recovering, its my lungs/feet/etc. I just do the norm but drink extra water and maybe increase sodium depending on how much water loss (I measure weight before and after cardio).


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
Never heard that.


Celery
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
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Eat a high protein meal with a protein shake ~30 min after your workout. This is when your body is in recovery mode. For the first 30 mins after you finish, your muscles are still innervated and not in full repair mode.


Correct. ~30 minute window.
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Carson123987
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
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Never heard that.


I don't think a lot of people have. I trained with HJ Adams (former Strength and Speed Conditioning coach for the Saints) and he was the one that informed me of it.


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Hulkklogan
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
It's not really 30 minutes. More like an hour and a half. There's no need to rush home to get your protein.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
Window or wait until the 30 min mark?


Celery
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
Probably what hulk says


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Carson123987
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re: OT fitness gurus: protein shake before/after cardio?
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wait until the 30 min mark




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