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    Trying to get back into it !
    Posted:
    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? 
     
    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?
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    Training for Loch Ness & Beachy Head Marathons
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    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! 
     
    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!
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    The only easy day was yesterday!
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    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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    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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    Just getting back into the swing of things again!!!!!!!!!!
    Posted:
    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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    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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    Trying to get back into it !
    Posted:
    Hi Guys,
    
    Thank you all for the advice!! 
     
    Hi Guys,
    
    Thank you all for the advice!!
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    ready for my 6th consecutive Snowdonia marathon
    Posted:
    Milk + banana's for after a run for me 
     
    Milk + banana's for after a run for me
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    Getting the other half to her first half
    Posted:
    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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    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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    Men's Running Nutrition Editor '11-12
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    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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    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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