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knapp
04-23-2008, 10:01 PM
I am new into the weightlifing scene, about a month into it and already seeing amazing gains.

Question: All of the websites of protein shakes say to make your protein shake with skim milk or water. Would it hurt to use 2% milk? I am trying to gain weight and have been eating a high calorie diet with large amounts of protein.

Any information would help.

Thanks a lot.
Alex

Kastro
04-23-2008, 11:10 PM
Mix it with whole milk. Or better yet, chocolate milk. :)

knapp
04-23-2008, 11:20 PM
Mixing the protein powder with 2%/whole wouldn't have any effect on the rate of absorption or effectiveness would it? Verses Skim Milk/Water

MillerTime1485
04-24-2008, 05:37 AM
Whole milk and chocolate milk just have more protein then skim or 2% is all.

deeder
04-24-2008, 06:58 AM
Whole milk and chocolate milk just have more protein then skim or 2% is all.

And fat.

Which means it will slow down digestion + absorption.

Mik
04-24-2008, 08:49 AM
And fat.

Which means it will slow down digestion + absorption.

Yes, but if his main goal is to gain weight would the extra cals not outweigh the slower absorption? Just a question........

Chris32431
04-24-2008, 12:36 PM
You need to try to get your nutrients flooding through your system asap after a workout...personally i just mix it with water after a workout, and at breakfast but at other times during the day i use whole milk

Aslin
04-24-2008, 01:00 PM
nah its bad to take any fats pre/post workout dudes, just have the shake with water .


---- "it slows the insulin response (fats slow digestion a bit) and you actually WANT fast delivery of carb and protein around the workout window."

Built.

Rogue
04-24-2008, 02:54 PM
I always mix whey protein powder with milk and fruit... It tastes like crap with water...

HANNlBAL KING
05-01-2008, 03:01 PM
I always mix whey protein powder with milk and fruit... It tastes like crap with water...

Same here.

RhodeHouse
05-01-2008, 04:00 PM
Water in post-workout shakes. You want the protein to absorb quickly, and fat and milk protein will slow the process. In the long run, does it really matter? Absolutely not. Get in the calories post-workout. I would recommend 4/1 carbs/protein immediately after your workout and 5/1 protein/carbs about an hour later.