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Post by nygmen » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:50 pm

Jebus wrote:How many shakes do you drink, nygmen?
Non-training days are two, maybe 3

Training days are typically 4, one being mid workout and one directly after.

4 scoops per shake @ 18-22 grams a pop. (during workout is only 2 scoops and 15% BCAA)

When I'm straight up "gaining, fat be damned" my morning 'shake' is about 120-150 grams in its self.

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Post by Jebus » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:30 am

lol well, you just inspired me to go for something similar tommoro.

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Post by robertscott » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:31 am

nygmen wrote:
Jebus wrote:How many shakes do you drink, nygmen?
Non-training days are two, maybe 3

Training days are typically 4, one being mid workout and one directly after.

4 scoops per shake @ 18-22 grams a pop. (during workout is only 2 scoops and 15% BCAA)

When I'm straight up "gaining, fat be damned" my morning 'shake' is about 120-150 grams in its self.
damn that's a lot of protein! It's clearly workng for you though so keep up the good work.

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Post by Pathoslogical » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:44 am

This brings up an interesting topic. How many protein shakes do you drink a day? I've heard some people drink tons, with multiple scoops per shake.

Personally, I only have 1 on off days and 2 on workout days (single scoop for all)...

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Post by Jungledoc » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:43 pm

1. Pre-workout on training days. Of course, I'm not a BB, and I have to either ship my protein powder or ask volunteers to carry it, so I limit usage. I eat eggs and meat at other times as much as I can.
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Post by bam » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:53 pm

Workout days: 1 scoop pre, 1 scoop post
Non-workout days: 1 scoop

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Post by NightFaLL » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:55 pm

Only when I won't be capable of coming home to cook within an hour of training. Which is only 1-2x/wk.

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Post by candace » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:14 pm

It's important to remember that your body can only absorb a certain amount of protein at a time. If your body can only absorb 20 grams of protein an hour, then it's pointless to eat more than that in one sitting. Look up how much you can absorb in an hour and follow that. Otherwise, the excess protein is wasted.

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Post by NightFaLL » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:36 pm

candace wrote:It's important to remember that your body can only absorb a certain amount of protein at a time. If your body can only absorb 20 grams of protein an hour, then it's pointless to eat more than that in one sitting. Look up how much you can absorb in an hour and follow that. Otherwise, the excess protein is wasted.
This is incorrect, the 20g of protein per sitting is a bodybuilding myth. Look in to intermittent fasting, it shows you how wrong that is.

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Post by Jungledoc » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:45 pm

candace wrote:It's important to remember that your body can only absorb a certain amount of protein at a time. If your body can only absorb 20 grams of protein an hour, then it's pointless to eat more than that in one sitting. Look up how much you can absorb in an hour and follow that. Otherwise, the excess protein is wasted.
Not true. There may be a limit on absorption, but it is much higher than that. The relevant issue is not what can be absorbed, but what can be utilized. IF (and that if is really the issue here) you could know how much you could utilize at any moment, you could limit your intake to that, and not "waste" any protein. However, that amount is difficult to determine, and no doubt varies from moment to moment, depending on many factors.

Those who are concerned with optimizing their diets want to have at least enough protein available for maximum utilization, so they want to be sure to exceed that amount, whatever it is. That's why they take in so much. And exceeding that amount (despite the myths about kidney damage) is not harmful, so let them eat away.

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Post by Jebus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:25 pm

And who knows, perhaps eating large amounts of protein will eventually lead us to evolve into larger and stronger beings, through the generations.

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