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Post-workout whole food protein sources
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:21 AM
Joined: 5/24/2012
Posts: 19

Post-workout protein sources for athletes: Anyone have any advice or experience in choosing a whole food protein source (chicken breast/salmon) as opposed to a supplement based protein (such as whey protein)?

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Mike Sullivan 8/11/2012 4:01:35 PM
Posted: Sunday, October 7, 2012 12:31 AM
Joined: 8/11/2012
Posts: 2

That would depend on the goals of the individual, personal preferences and availability of varied sources.

For my clients I would encourage what they prefer to start at least- then it will get in there and not be choked down as something is typically better than nothing.  I would encourage the source to be meat and to be from varied sources to get more variety (if needed).

As for fast acting protein sources outside of whey I would think eggs would be a good place to go as long as the client was not negatively affected by them.  

Also, depending on one's goals and workout "FITT", it might be good to consider different biases- 

for example: high intensity strength training, power lifting and olympic lifting might warrant a higher amount of red meat in diet due to higher levels of creatine in meat.

Small question but hugely variable answer, maybe why so many ppl look at the post and don't respond... where to start?

Hope this helps!

(note: I am not a dietician, scientist, doctor etc.  Just a guy who has taken a few courses, reads lots and likes to help ppl get in shape!)


Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:09 PM
Joined: 6/4/2012
Posts: 10

It's an interesting question.

My first thought is: how does the post-workout time period differ from any other time with regard to dietary protein?


It doesn't, which leaves the answer to the original question: whatever one would eat at any other time.


Great start up thread; could spin off in a number of different directions.