View Full Version : Protein IMMEDIATELY after workout...good or bad?

05-26-2002, 05:14 PM
On another board I read some guy saying that you should have protein about an hour after your workout and not immediately after because it slows down the muscle rebuilding process...is this true or is it some myth bullshit?

05-26-2002, 05:51 PM
Sounds like bullshit to me, but I never know what I'm talking about

05-26-2002, 05:56 PM

05-26-2002, 06:45 PM
i think you ahould have it immediately after, and then an hour after as well

05-26-2002, 09:58 PM
carbs after workout w. some protein.
emphasis on carbs.

The one hour thing sound like a myth.
Why an hour? Does your body work in hours ?

the doc
05-26-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Clark
i think you ahould have it immediately after, and then an hour after as well

whey/hydrolized whey immediately post wrokout

good protein meal 1-2 hrs later

05-27-2002, 12:17 AM
^I don't take supplements...does it matter? If I ate protein 1-2 hours after a meal, wouldn't that screw up the segmented 6 meals a day schedule?

05-27-2002, 01:12 AM
I usually time my workouts so the post workout meal(s) take place as scheduled.

05-27-2002, 01:36 AM
Me too but having the protein 1-2 hours after workout would throw my schedule off.

05-27-2002, 08:18 AM
So have it at a normal meal time then =)...Dunno of an extra hour of waiting would be detrimental.

the doc
05-27-2002, 08:45 AM
eating a good meal post workout is more important than any artificial meal schedule you create

05-27-2002, 11:14 AM
I think that's a Bill Phillips theory - something about burning more fat if you wait an hour before you eat after a workout - I'm guessing some muscle may be sacrificed too. But I have read that before too- pretty sure it was in Muscle Media as a fat burning tip.

05-27-2002, 02:55 PM
did bill philiphs consider some people are trying to gian muscle, rather than cut?

though if still cutting eat just protien after working out, it still takes about 45 minutes to reach digestion.