When selecting a good protein you need to figure out what your trying to achieve. Building muscle or getting leaner. If you want to get leaner then you need something high in protein and low in carbs. My proteins instant whey is spot on. If your trying to slap some muscle on then you need protein but also simple carbohydrates following a workout. If you don't then your body attacks the protein for energy (glucose) rather than dedicate the protein purely to repairing.
Dont get suckered into to buying "when isolate" whey concentrate is fine.
Also stay away from soy protein powders and egg based powders
thanks for the info, I am back training to do another tough mudder, I need to lose some fat, muscle mass is pretty good, just looking to slim down and repair after training to take the edge off as at 38 I am starting to feel it, a lot!! will have a gander at Myprotein
i usually head to gym or train before dinner, which is why I am wondering what to get as I dont wanna eat, and have a high carb style drink too, need to keep the weight down lol
thanks aztecs, will do!
Yea, they're offer some decent stuff on referrals, it's pretty good. It was started by my mate Ross (he's the chiseled chap on the adverts. As an aside, he just pulled a mini 26.2 miles around Silverstone for Charity!) - but regardless of that, the products they offer and the flavours are top notch - I have no invested interest in it, it's a genuinely decent product, which I'd be more than happy to recommend even if my mate wasn't one of the guys behind it.
I don't use supplements any more as I don't really train enough to justify it.
Well when I was training in the gym 4 times a week lifting weights for American Football training, protein shakes were a great and convenient way to help aid recovery. Yes, there's the argument that you don't NEED to use them and can get protein from other sources by eating more high protein food, but it's really convenient for in-between meals and for recovery straight after you've finished in the gym.
I do quite a bit of cycling in the summer, so using them after long rides would be helpful, but I tend just to gorge myself on whatever is in the house!
thanks Mendie will get it sorted tonight!!
Yeah aztec, i head to the gym straight from work, so it should give me what I want then can eat dinner with the family, but I also like stuffing my face with stuff at home, hopefully this can help me stop ha ha.
I have 3 kids Fish, oh, and a wife, I eat usually what she makes, mostly healthy stuff, fish with rice and veg or meat with veg etc but would be too much to expect everyone to partake, and would think quite expensive too!