How to Use Whey Protein
How to Use Whey Protein
Whey protein supplements are used by those wanting to increase their muscle mass. A protein diet needs to be in conjunction with an exercise schedule. If you are just starting out using whey proteins, together with your workout regime, then I suggest you talk to a diet professional, or a bodybuilder trainer, at your gym. In addition, carefully study the label instructions on the whey protein product and visit the manufacturer’s website for additional information. Another tip when starting out is to ask the gym manager to introduce you to some folk who have been taking whey protein supplement s for some time. Talk to them and get a feel for their consumption habits and workout routines.
Here is an example of a daily schedule for using whey proteins. Just before a workout session, take a 25g whey protein serving and then another serving immediately after the exercise. It is important to deliver essential peptides to your exercised muscles as branched chain amino acid oxidation is boosted during the workout which results in muscle breakdown. Throughout your day keep to a normal protein diet of eggs, fish and lean meat. Remember not to have too much undigested food in your stomach when you go to training. Just before sleeping, a 21g whey and 4 g casein combination will provide the amino acids and peptides necessary for muscle recovery and building.
It is important to choose the correct whey protein supplement at the beginning. It is too easy to spend a lot of money on supplements you don’t really need. Whey protein powders come in a variety of flavors and quantities. They are available in health food or supplement specialty stores. These days most supplements are bought through Internet stores as there are some great deals to be had buying online. If you don’t want additives or artificial sweetners, then select the 100% natural whey protein powder.
This is the simple way to prepare your protein shake:
- Add one scoop of the whey protein powder to about 6 ounces of water in a shaker cup, or tall glass, and mix thoroughly. Let the shake sit for a couple of minutes so that there are no lumps of dry protein present.
- It is best to drink the protein shake after a workout and before going to bed at night.
- To make the whey protein shake taste better, blend the protein powder with ice cubes and fruit (e.g. strawberries or a banana).