Getting the best results from your whey protein requires perfect timing. The optimum time to consume your protein is around 40 minutes after a workout. This is the time your muscles need protein the most in order to heal and grow. Your body starts to heal muscle fibres directly after a workout so delivering protein into the body at this time will ensure it has the fuel it needs to recover quickly and efficiently and you do this by releasing your choose protein powder via one of three internal storage compartments on offer by Core 150 ™ Protein Shakers.
The ‘muscle recovery window’ as it is known is the one-hour period that immediately follows exercise. This is when your muscle recovery is much more pronounced than any other time and also when any nutrition you take on board will be absorbed faster too. Core 150 ™ is the worlds first triple-compartment sports shaker and holds a thirst quenching 1 Litre of water for hydration that will help to replenish any fluid lost during physical exertion and carb re-loading will help to replenish the fuel in your muscles, but it’s the whey protein that’s going to give you the most benefit post-workout.
By consuming protein during this window after each of your training sessions, you will start to experience faster and more effective muscle gains than ever before. The Journal of Physiology recently revealed a study where subjects were given a protein supplement either 2 hours after exercise or immediately after. Those that were given the protein supplement immediately after their workout experienced a 15% improvement in strength and an 8% improvement in muscle size whilst those who consumed their protein later experienced no difference in strength or muscle size.
It’s not only important to ensure you get the best protein shakes into your system, but also when you take them on-board. You’ll always come across people who do things differently and you need to find what works for you – for example you might want to take protein one hour before you train too – but the one-hour post workout window is what you need to remember and you need to try and aim for 30-40 minutes after training to get the best results from your protein and to ensure your muscles can repair and grow faster.
The good news is that many of the protein powder developers on the market today give clear and concise instruction on how to take your protein and when so you should be left in no doubt how to use your protein shakes. When protein is taken correctly and at the right time you can expect to experience some really awesome results!