Some people avoid protein shakes while other people make them a ritual. Since protein serves as the building blocks for muscle it’s important that your body gets a decent amount through out the day and surrounding your work out. With most clients I will tell them to put their protein shake before their workout. However, I also have them eat something with protein after their workout as well.
The main focus when it comes to protein is to makes sure you are getting enough protein in your diet. Most people at the gym are getting about half of the protein their body needs. This leads to muscle break down, inconsistent blood sugar levels, higher body fat percentages, and an overall tired feeling. Use your body weight as a guide, divide your weight in half and that is the amount of protein your body needs per day.
This statistic on protein was pulled out of Self magazine ..
” Participants who had 18 grams of protein and 2 grams of carbs 20 minutes before strength training zapped almost 9 percent more calories at rest 24 hours later then they usually do.”
Although 9 percent may seem like a small number, over time this leads to huge weight loss! Watch your body transform and your hunger for bad foods dwindle as you eat more protein.