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- Posted: 17th Jul 2012, 15:52Report
Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and to running and was wondering about the use of protein shakes? I take one after my run to help with muscle repair, but a fitness instructor recommended that I take 2 a day - one in the morning and one before bed. Does this sound right? And are protein shakes useful?
- Posted: 31st Jul 2012, 14:02Report
I would say save your money and drink homemade smoothies made from milk, fruit and nuts. I train and run ultras and don't touch any of that stuff. Quite apart from it costs a small fortune!
- Posted: 6th Aug 2012, 14:01Report
Hello mate, check out the panorama show on BBC iplayer from a few weeks ago, totally blew all the rubbish about energy drinks, supplements and expensive trainers totally out of the water. Stick to what the other reply advised, make your own stuff with no additives and a fraction of the cost.
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- Posted: 12th Aug 2012, 19:33Report
Hi, I know the original question was about protein shakes and have never considered using them myself but, what about the electrolyte drinks? do they actually help with burning off extra fat? Just dont want to go out and spend on somsomething pointless thats all
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- Posted: 14th Aug 2012, 14:58Report
Hi Guys, Thank you all for the advice!!
- Posted: 29th Aug 2012, 13:47Report
Milk + banana's for after a run for me
- Posted: 1st Sep 2012, 22:00Report
Yeah, remember that even those protein supplements and drinks taht will have an affect are geared to chaps who don't run but spend an hour a day on weights. Protein helps the body add mass and, typically, a runner is looking to shed a bit of that. For most of the recovery stuff I'm after when I'm running consistently, bananas, milk, peanut butter, linseed, sesame seeds, etc. seem to do the trick.
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- Posted: 25th Mar 2013, 11:58Report
Slightly inaccurate comments made above Dr Chris. The fitness instructor is likely wrong, unless your protein intake is very low. Protein shakes can be useful for convenience as well as being cheaper than other options if you know where to buy it! The Panorama show required some knowledge to understand what they were really saying. They certainly did not 'blow anything our of the water'. Finally, 'protein supplements' have nothing to do with helping the body 'add mass'. They're just like drinking milk, except you don't need as much to hit the critical threshold of protein/leucine intake to maximally stimulate muscle recovery.
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