The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Read the Stickies! whiteman90909's Avatar
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    Pre Vs Post WO Protein

    I've always wondered: is it more benificial to consume a shake pre or post workout? My rational is that if you consume a shake pre workout, it would take several hours for your body to digest all the protein, so you would get a steady source of protein throughout your workout and after as well. It seems like this is more benificial than consuming a shake right after you work out, because I can't imagine that your stomach starts digesting protein right away.

    I always try and consume a pre and post workout shake, but it just always made more sense to have a pre workout shake instead of a post workout shake (if you can only afford the calories for one).

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    found this on some site debating the same issue....

    Actually, protein synthesis (hypertrophy/muscle gain) is not a phenomenon that is in any way accelerated immediately after your training. More happens during your recovery as a response to training. The only need for protein is simply to replace the branched-chain amino acids that were burned for energy during the session, otherwise they will not be available for recovery. The post-workout shake is far more important for glycogen replenishment - in other words, it is the quality of carbs after a workout, because there is a window of opportunity to replenish the energy you burned within your muscles.
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