This is a little shaky.In fact, if you don't have proper Post Work Out nutrition, your body will stay in a catabolic state and will destroy all that hard work you did in the gym.
Your body will not go into a catabolic state if you don't immediately drink a protein shake after you work-out.
As long as you don't workout for too long (Hour in the gym maximum) and eat correctly (Eating enough and eating the right stuff) your body won't go into a catabolic state. Getting plenty of rest helps too.
The only people that would need post-wo nutrition are endurance athletes or people working out 2-3 times a day.
Too fat to be a bodybuilder..
Too weak to be a powerlifter..
Hi,I'm new here.
This forum is very interesting that I like it very much.
only drink a protein shake if you are focusing on using muscle building as a part of your workout plan. If you are doing cardio, and only doing minimal muscle strains that do not fatigue you, there is not much of a gain to be had.
Cheers for all the feedback folks.
I went from more of a builders shake to a "build and trim" type job.
The builders shake seemed to be helping a little, lost all the soreness now unless I train hard for more than a couple of days back to back.
Moved onto a "build and trim" type shake and it seems to having quite an impact.
Dropped 10kg in about 3 months now but there seems to have been a bit of a spurt when I switched to the other type of shake. There's a good bit of extra muscle gone into chest and arms too and I generally dont get anything like as fatigued doing anything as before.
Not advertsing in the slightest but as it seems to be helping some feedback:
Started on the sci-mx ultragen (just what the local muscle shop sold). Moved onto sci-mx build and trim (both are whey protein but a few different bits in each) and got the spurt of loss. Both were rather lean though, about 160 calories in a 300ml mix (the chap at the muscle shop was pretty insistant that a TINY bit of fat and carbs were needed so the protein could be absorbed).
My routines usually:
10 mins jogging (9 km/hr)
4km row in fastest time on a fairly "hard" setting (current best is 17:01 that extra second seriously pissed me off )
Then I go into weights. Various depending on day. I dont have a strict set of splits yet but I do tend to avoid muscle groups that feel sore from previous training days. Since i've stopped hurting (almost completely) I can feel when i've given one group a good workout the day before. Weights is usually about an hr. Favourites are squats (on a smiths machine, all my place has) and dumbell incline but I try and work everything at least 1 in 3 sessions.
Finish with about 30 minutes in the pool area. Usually do about half km swim, 10 minutes in the sauna and the rest in the spa.
I started the swimming and sauna about the same time as the shakes so i'm not sure which stopped the soreness (though I suspect a little of both along with getting used to training). Well on my way now though. Down 10kg and can lift quite a bit more (not going nuts on the lifting as i'm not after getting big) so i've probably lost a bit more in fat and put a little muscle on. Found having a VERY VERY small amount of DARK chocolate (like litterally 4 small squares dark is lower fat) before a workout along with a pre shake gives me a big boost in the amount I can do in my workout (the energy from the choc and shake are used up before I finish my row).
I know this is probably not all together optimal but it's working for me now so i'm happy enough
Just need to keep on with this now and next year I should be in pretty good shape
Last edited by mercutiouk; 2011-06-27 at 06:38 AM.
Originally Posted by BoubouilleOriginally Posted by xxAkirhaxx