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fast-digesting proteins worthless?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM

I am a physical culturalist and had always followed the bodybuilding crowd until I encountered the paleo crew through incites provided by Vince Gironda, an old school bodybuilding guru. My question is: Is a "post-workout recovery shake" needed to maintain muscle mass after an intense bout of weighttraining and cardio? Can whole food protein be sufficient or shoudl one include a "fast-acting" protein source after a workout in addition to fat(such as cream and/or MCTs)?

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on March 31, 2012
at 05:03 AM

what brand do you get, Sunshine?

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on September 13, 2011
at 06:13 PM

companies usually list the amounts of BCAAs on their product. I just choose whichever one has the greater ratio of leucine to the rest.

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on August 30, 2011
at 11:22 PM

How do you know it has a higher ratio of leucine?

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on August 16, 2011
at 11:28 AM

I, too, have read this.... appropriately after I bought a 32$ bag of BCAA. I still drink a serving or half a serving every once in a while as a food supplement, not for recovery. in the past 2 months I've lost 20 lbs of muscle mass due to my hyperthyroidism. I go for my iodine uptake tracer scan in about 4 hours. Wish me luck, and maybe I can start working out again. I'm down to a fatty 120lbs.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 16, 2011
at 11:32 AM

Post work out, I would stick to l-glutamine and some tuna. I would take the shake before bedtime so your body doesn't catabolize your muscle in your sleep. (I hope its free of any "uppers" like Creatine that might interfere w your sleep.)

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on August 30, 2011
at 05:13 PM

i make sure my PWO protein shake has a higher ratio of the amino acid leucine so that it maximizes and potentiates the anabolic state my body can achieve. For me, creatine DOES make a noticeable difference on my endurance.

I've had great results in my training so far - though to be honest, I've changed up a lot of variables in my diet recently so I can't really pin this as the cause of my progressions.

I think its worth giving it a shot - a bag of protein is cheap and may give you tremendous results. If it doesn't, eh - just toss it.

Best of luck!

B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

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on August 30, 2011
at 11:22 PM

How do you know it has a higher ratio of leucine?

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on September 13, 2011
at 06:13 PM

companies usually list the amounts of BCAAs on their product. I just choose whichever one has the greater ratio of leucine to the rest.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 31, 2012
at 05:03 AM

what brand do you get, Sunshine?

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