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tomv
08-16-2006, 02:35 AM
G'day All and thanks for reading/replying,

I'm looking at getting some protein into my diet in the form of whey powder (i already get an alright amount of protein just from foods but i'm trying to shoot for that 200g a day :P).

Anyway my situation is this. I've read many posts on the board about the benefits of a pre and post workout meal. My problem is that i generally work out right after school. Meaning, no going home, just walking from the school to the gym. This basically means that i can't really take milk to school ... or a blender to help with shakes. So i'm thinking about getting my protein/energy from bars instead (more specifically the ones found... here http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=63562)

As far as i can tell there are no detriments to eating bars as opposed to shakes as a pre workout meal is there? Assuming i manage to eat them about an hour before all the nutrients/energy should be ready to rock after about an hour of consumption? I was under the impression shakes were eaten afterwards because of their faster levels of absorption? can anyone clarify or help me out please :)

Cheers

Unreal
08-16-2006, 03:53 AM
You don't need milk or a blender to make a shake. Just get a shaker bottle and put some protein in it along with whatever else (ground oats, dex, etc) and shake. I would stay away from bars because most are filled with junk and are overpriced.

leveque
08-16-2006, 05:28 AM
Homemade protein bars would be fine.

dissipate
08-16-2006, 05:50 AM
leveque is right.. and there are lots of receipes in the receipe section (i think the receipe section is still around)

tomv
08-16-2006, 06:09 AM
yeah i referenced the ones i would like to make/that sound the most appealing. my only problem with them is that... they take up almost half my daily BMR =\... Maybe reducing the honey?

I heard whey doesn't mix too well though if you just shake it up?

MantiXX
08-16-2006, 06:47 AM
yeah i referenced the ones i would like to make/that sound the most appealing. my only problem with them is that... they take up almost half my daily BMR =\... Maybe reducing the honey?

I heard whey doesn't mix too well though if you just shake it up?

I was bored with the regular whey (I've got the nitrean for before bed), but anyways, I' picked up some 'Iso Whey Breezer' that literally mixes like iced tea mix. In water it DOES NOT clump... But its very low cal, and only whey protein.. Not sure if this helps...

Peace out...

tomv
08-16-2006, 07:35 AM
Cheers all for the replies, much appreciated.

One of my major problems atm is living in australia meaning no nitrean :( so i'm not 100% sure of what type to guess... i'm going into the health store tomorrow though and will check em all out!

dissipate
08-16-2006, 05:06 PM
tom, even packed chicken breast works fine. if you really need want whey though, the online supp shops usually sell cheaper than the health stores.

check out
http://www.mrsupplement.com.au/
http://www.thesupplementden.com.au/
http://www.adastreet.com.au/

i got my ON 100% whey gold from mr supplement