View Full Version : Bedtime Story - Consumer Report By John Berardi - Jan 1st 2005

Joe Black
01-03-2005, 02:12 PM
JB discusses what really happens to your muscles overnight and what you can do to save your muscle mass (and your money) while you slumber.


Discuss away! :)

01-04-2005, 01:09 PM
good article, my only question, i've always though that muscles grow during sleep (outside the gym). From what i understand muscle grow for the first half of the sleep? and than catabolic state takes over?

01-04-2005, 04:32 PM
from what i understand*^ yes, if you don't have enough protein at the time.

01-04-2005, 05:51 PM
great article...any one ever tried the Low-Carb Grow he recommends?...even though he does recommend this i think i might stick with my 1/2 of 1% cottage cheese, wit a 1 scoop nitrean in about 10 oz. of skim milk as my before bedtime snack...

Maki Riddington
01-04-2005, 06:08 PM
It's a marketing gimmick, regardless of what anyone says. GROW is a reputable protein, there's no denying that, but to say that it is the one source that you need to fight night time catbolism off is stretching the truth.

01-05-2005, 11:37 AM

i agree since he is closely related to biotest/t-nation he will always push their products :)

01-06-2005, 02:14 AM
100% Milk Protein Isolate just before bed....and 4 hours into sleep fit the bill of what he's trying to achieve? It's 80% casein, 20% whey, correct?

By the way...why does anyone buy protein blends...or casein when you can just buy MPI and get an 80/20 split?

I understand using whey for post-workout....but if you're looking for a protein powder to fill in for a meal here and there....or something before bed, is there anything better than Milk Protein Isolate? (especially if you want to try the "nutrient timing" and "bedtime" protein needs John wrote...)

01-07-2005, 10:20 PM
That was confusing... Basically, CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THE HECK TO DRINK BEFORE BED, and who makes it. thanks

01-09-2005, 03:42 PM
I guess I'll just eat cottage cheese :thumbup:

01-10-2005, 06:24 AM
.... but what of us that don't like cottage cheese ??? :burger: