All the exercise in the world won’t help you build muscle or get you lean if it is not supported with proper nutrition, which should always include high-quality protein. Should you have protein before or after your work out, in reality the best time is both! The purpose of having protein before you exercise is to prevent muscle from breaking down and to promote muscle protein synthesis. A fancy word for preserving the muscle you already have, and helping to promote the growth of new muscle tissue. In addition to consuming some quality protein before you exercise, you should also consume some after as your muscles are highly receptive to incoming nutrients after a training session. The purpose of protein after training is to simply continue the benefits of pre-training protein, it preserves the muscle you already have and helps create new muscle tissue. Hope your having a great day!
February 2nd, 2011 1 minute read