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Drink your whey protein shake after a workout. Whey is a small-molecule protein that absorbs rapidly. Use a protein blend (such as Nitro XP) at other times. For serious athletes. FREE Shipping and Sale Prices.
Stacking a protein supplement with glutamine speeds recovery. You can find many other recommended stacks, and some of them are worth doing. But the glutamine stack is the most worth doing.
glutamine, you want to add 5g to your shake on workout days. On recovery days, there's no need to so much glutamine, so cut back a little and save your money.
On workout days, you'll also want glutamine at other times of the day (3 to 4 times, at 5g each). On recovery days, consume less glutamine (e.g., twice at 5g each). Exception: On the two days following squats or deadlifts, consume glutamine as if you're on a workout day, whether those are rest days or not.
If you are a...
Hard trainer. Consume 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.
Moderate trainer. Consume 1.1 to 5 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.
Casual trainer. Consume 0.6 to 1.1 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
What is a...?
Hard trainer. Your training sessions are brutal, highly-focused, and short. Each one feels like you're going to die. And you have them 6 days a week.
Moderate trainer. Your training sessions are hard, but not brutal. You train with weights 3 or 4 days a week. You rarely do squats or deadlifts.
Casual trainer. You do circuit training and some cardio. You stay fit, but don't push yourself especially hard.
Protein supplementation is practically a "must" for today's hard-training athlete.
If you aren't sure what kind of protein to supplement with, choose a blend. Most people make the mistake of choosing whey, then they consume it at the wrong time. The result is they have more body fat and no muscle gain. fitness beginners routinely do this (along with workout routines that quickly plateau).
The key to gaining lean muscle mass isn't slamming down some shake or pill. The "secret" to doing this is really a program of hard work (there's a reason it's called a "work" out), adequate rest, sound foundational nutrition, and proper supplementation.
Supplements alone won't get you there, but supplements combined with the other three factors will produce impressive result. That is, if you choose the right supplements. This is why we limit which protein powders we offer.
VP2 Vanilla Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate-Enhanced Absorption Formula is scientifically proven to build more lean muscle mass, because it's a precision protein formulation based on the latest discoveries in protein biochemistry. Ground delivery is 1 or 2 business More Info
Vox Ultra Whey is 100% Pure Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate, the highest biological value protein available, and it includes the BCAAs of whey (not destroyed or removed, as is common in whey processing). Tastes great, and is perfect for after workout muscle- More Info