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Should I take the the protein shake before or after my workout?

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According to http://is.gd/musclemaxguide it's best to take it both before and after. But that's just a part of your nutrition, you need a complete plan for results.

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before protein is what gets you going!

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While this isn't a bad idea, digesting the shake may delay or diminish energy available to train.
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After. This is when your body is most in need of nourishment.

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Within 20 minutes after is the best

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I agree with Cheer before so you can get a great workout and protein will turn smthg into Muscle.

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After, that is what I do... You know how you get tired after a workout? If you take this after you won't be. If you take it before it is not going to help you, you need to use your own energy during a workout

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I would say before. Or maybe even in the middle if your workouts are long. It takes a while for your body to digest the protein you had taken so there your body will become hungry. Take it before because when you start working out and you start resting, your body is already healing itself. Then, your muscles don't have to wait after you work out for your stomach to digest the protein.

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Thats a great question! i need the answer to this as well.

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i have whey protein the brand is body fortress and on it it says the best is to take it within 20 minutes after exercise.after exercise. it will recharge muscle energy and before it will help decrease fatigue so you can keep training hard so you could take a little bit before and after or just after or just before. I do it afterwards just read everything and see what it encourages you to do. it depends on if it's kreatine or whey.

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After Protein shakes can often make you Constipated.

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after

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Carbs before, protein after, definitely. Carbs before to fuel your workout, protein after to repair your muscle tissue. Of course, some people who have a lot of fat to burn will work out on an empty stomach, but some people don't need to burn fat, just build muscle. Take the protein afterward and you won't be as sore and tired, there is no question about this.

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After

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after, it rebuilds and strengthens muscle and bone

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before
but digest first

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Before i have a brother that workout monday-friday so yea u should drink it before and one more thing if u drink it before it will give u more energy to workout.

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after. you will burn it all off if you take it before

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Take Rip Fuel before your workout and your day's carbs after the workout. Rip Fuel contains a stimulant that will superpower your workout. You will burn the carbs up after your workout because your body is looking for something to feed it. Protein is something you take during the day for meals, not before the workout.

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some before some after

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Hi! Boy this is almost split 50/50. But I love your answer! Way to be diplomatic! :) It's helpful and fun. It made me smile for certain! :) Have a great day
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my brother drinks a little before then finishes while working out

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drop the protein shake and just keep normal protein in your diet. I personally don't believe in all the shakes and pills or whatever else you can digest that's not REAL FOOD. I think you'll have better luck developing natural muscles with natural foods you know? Eat some hard boiled eggs. You think really old body builders had protein shakes?! no. To answer your question I'd say before. Like anything else you take, or I should say anything else your body needs nutritionally, it will be of better use AS you work out and not afterwords when you are relaxing. Most before and some after wouldn't hurt either.

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I used to drink protein shakes and I lost a lot of body fat. Looked 20 pounds less than what I weighed because of them. Got a tiny waist and a great shape and felt good.
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Hhhm, I'd say afterwards. Like as a refreshment with some H2O. :))

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your supposed to eat or drink first, then wait a few hours, then excersice

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after

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AdamHofer

D.O.M.S. - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness occurs 48-72 hour post workout. When you workout, you are actually creating millions of micro-tares in the muscles resulting in you being sore. Once you have broken the muscles down, you now need to re-build them. The only way for that to happen is with proper protein intake. Therefor, not only is consuming your protein shake within 30 minutes post workout the most beneficial, but making sure that you consume protein with every meal with ensure proper re-building of those muscles. Feel free to contact me through my site, www.adamhofer.bodybyvi.com, or add me to FaceBook. I not only post nutrition/fitness tips daily, but also have open Q&A.

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I think after,

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