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Saucy1216 01-26-2009 02:20 PM

should i take protein?
 
i was given some 100% whey protein for christmas and i was wondering if i should even bother taking it. I dont want to bulk up and train mainly to get really defined and lose a little weight, so would taking a little whey protein help or hurt me reaching my goals?

Ross86 01-26-2009 04:03 PM

It wouldn't hurt. Whey protein is just protein.

LoveMuscles 01-27-2009 11:20 AM

th only thing i noticed about protein shakes is they make you heal a bet faster.

Saucy1216 01-27-2009 05:49 PM

yea but ive had ppl tell me that taking protein helps you gain weight and more bulk and im looking to build lean muscle (since i play soccer and run so i cant be heavy) is this true?

Ross86 01-27-2009 06:19 PM

You can be heavy. You just have to eat more. Protein shakes are a way to supplement your daily protein intake. It's no better and no worse than eating a chicken breast.

A protein shake after a workout won't really help you to heal more quickly. A carb/protein shake that's a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein will help.

TALO 01-27-2009 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Saucy1216 (Post 75879)
yea but ive had ppl tell me that taking protein helps you gain weight and more bulk and im looking to build lean muscle (since i play soccer and run so i cant be heavy) is this true?


Taking protein will help you gain weight if your over all calories are above maintaince. Protein itself will not cause you to gain weight or lose weight . It's all in what you eat !

It is a good supplement that can HELP you reach your goals.

Tmno 02-01-2009 03:57 PM

I always giggle when people say they are afraid of lifting and taking supplements because they don't want to get too bulky....

Weight training can be used to reduce weight too. Protein could help you lose weight.

EricT 02-01-2009 05:01 PM

It's a little weird when people ask about "taking" protein as if it is aspirin or something.

DanDanz 02-04-2009 10:06 AM

i see what ya saying though .. when ya eating foods with protein it probably feels a lil more natural then supplementing .. protein is just like any other supplemnt just as creatine is in fish and red meats its fine it will just get more protein in your diet :)

varking 02-04-2009 10:34 AM

It will only help you.. so yes I think you should be taking a shake after your works if thats is all you want to do...


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