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Post by dino » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:27 am

Is it ok to have whey protein shake at night before going to bed for maximum muscle gains?

I use only whey protein and do not want to buy any other supplement.

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Post by TimD » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:49 am

Well, it won't hurt, but probably isn't optimal. Proteins, like carbohydrates, have absorption rates, similar to that of the glycemic index for carbs. Whey is absorbed rather quickly, which is great post workout, but for in between meals or before a fast, may not be the best idea. it makes more sense to ingest a protein that is more slowly absorbed, such as real food or a powder consisting mainly of casseins.
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Re: whey at night

Post by Kenny Croxdale » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:11 am

[Is it ok to have whey protein shake at night before going to bed for maximum muscle gains?

Tim presented some good information on this. Let me add to it.

Whey protein is digested between 20-100 minutes. The time it takes to digest it depends on if it hydrolyzed, cross flow or isloalte, or whey concentrate.

Sleeping 9 hours at night puts you into a catabolic state. This mean your muscle is not being fed, it is feeding off itself.

Taking whey is like filling your car tank a third of the way up. While it's better than having no gas, it's not going to get you where you are going.

You want to fill you gas tank ALL they way up. Caseinate protein pretty much does that. Digestion time on caseinate is 300-400 minutes.

That means caseinate provides a continueous flow of protein into you system as you sleep...feeding your muscle.

Another alternative is to eat some type of meat or cheeze before going to bed. It will slowly digest throughout the night.
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Post by Scott Ismari » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:11 am

I agree with Tim, find some casine protine and also, dont be afraid to add a bit of essential fat either...save the whey for a pre and post workout meal.
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Post by dino » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:53 am

thanks for the replies.

what should be taken supplement or food?

how many calories and protein is recommended before sleeping? Is 500 cal. and 30 gm of protein ok?

food can give calories and protein both.

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:08 pm

Unless you have a very high metabolism, I wouldn't recomend eating a big meal right before bed. In general this tends to put unwanted pounds on you (again unless you have a high metabolism).

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:12 pm

I've heard that Ronnie Coleman (a top pro bodybuilder), will actually wake up in the middle of the night, eat a meal and go back to sleep, so that he'll never go more than 4 or 5 hours without eating. However, you have to consider he's carrying an extreme amount of muscle mass.

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Post by Scott Ismari » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:31 pm

speaking of high metabolisms, anyone want mine? I could lose weight eating fast foods all day long, it SUCKS!!!!!! sorry guys and gals, I know most of you didnt want to hear that.
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Post by Ironman » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:42 am

I wouldn't mind borrowing it for a couple weeks. hehe :)

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Post by Scott Ismari » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:37 am

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Post by jwcalla » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:02 pm

Scott Ismari wrote:speaking of high metabolisms, anyone want mine? I could lose weight eating fast foods all day long, it SUCKS!!!!!! sorry guys and gals, I know most of you didnt want to hear that.
Ditto. It's friggin' ridiculous.

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eggs at night best

Post by seancrump » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:52 pm

eggs are the slowest assimltng protein or at least one of them. It is what i always eat at night and are also easy on the digestion and so on and so on. Best choice at night. try it
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