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Old 07-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Recommend me a good post workout shake

This gas probably been beat to death but....

Ok well I have been working out seriously for a few months now trying to get in shape and lose some fat, my diet is pretty clean besides some weekend drinking but I think it's time to add an after workout shake. Any thoughts??

Just looking to maintain the strength I have while trying to lose weight, definitely think I need more protein in my daily diet.
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A scoop of whey, a few tsps of nestle quick, milk.
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A scoop of whey, a few tsps of nestle quick, milk.
Any particular brand?
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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I do a few scoops of whey, ground up flax seed, water and frozen strawberries or raspberries or bananas.
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most use optimum nutrition. Protein is so damn expensive now. I remember getting 5lb tubs for like 35 bucks. Now it's $50. Spending $50 on something like this that I'm not even convinced I need makes it hard.
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most use optimum nutrition. Protein is so damn expensive now. I remember getting 5lb tubs for like 35 bucks. Now it's $50. Spending $50 on something like this that I'm not even convinced I need makes it hard.
Yeah that's why I asked, it's seems pretty expensive, may try it out though. I need to order some vitamins from them as well.

I might just pick up 2 lbs to see how I like it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:07 PM   #7
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ON protein is good, I used to be a big fan of MF but they changed their quality.
I get 10lb bag and save $30 on ebay.

I use half a banana, mixed greens (kale, spinach, chard, etc...), 2tsb 0% Greek yogurt, 1 scoop whey. If I need more calories I add 2tbs flaxseed or almond powder.

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Old 07-09-2013, 03:27 PM   #8
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I absolutely swear by Optimum Nutrition's Pro Complex. It's a blend, its not 100% whey, its got I forget how many different proteins from milk, eggs, beef, etc all in one. I use it only post workout. The results have been literally amazing for me. I ran out of protein early in the summer, and money was tight so I wasn't gonna go drop 50$ on protein and I lifted without it, weights I usually warmed up with felt heavy, heavy sets felt un-doable, and burnout sets were just much shorter. My little brother (one mentioned in trashcan's thread that was heavily debated upon) uses Pro Complex, so I said F it I'll give it a try. I wish I had adequate words to describe the difference. I don't think I'm getting "bigger" from the protein, but the protein is allowing my muscles to recover exponentially faster than when I wasn't on it. Also, I've seen significant strength increases on it compared to when I was off. Just on bench alone, my 1RM of 185 became a 1RM of 205 in about 4 weeks. I swear by it, and I add a cup of 2% milk to it, its delicious.

Pro Complex is pricey though, but honestly I'm willing to pay the $ for excellent quality product.
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I went without whey and noticed a difference in recovery (and it wasn't placebo). I think it has its place in the post workout window personally

I do two scoops of optimum nutrition (nothing better imo) with a cup and a half of chocolate almond milk (for additional sugar to help spike insulin) after training
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One more question, how long does a 5 lbs jug of protein last (how many servings)?

I may just pick up 2 lbs to see how it works for me as a trial, but wanted to make sure I'd get enough to really test it out.
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For what it's worth when I'm not traveling I use Optimum Nutrition for my post workout whey protein. I throw a banana, protein, peanut butter, ice, and milk into a blender and drink it fast. The thing is so damn tasty it's like a reward after a good lift.
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ON whey at during the day/post workout.
ON casein at night.
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To your question about 2lb tub or a 5lb tub, I've had both. Honestly the 5lb tub is a better investment. You get more for less money... If you take the recommended serving size of a 2lb tub, its typically about a 28 day lifespan. So a month. The 5lb tub is about 2.5 months worth for less than double the price of a 2lb. However, for me, I don't take the recc serving size. I take 1 scoop of it, and do 2 cups of 2% milk. My ON Pro Complex is 30g a scoop, its LOADED. Serving size is 60, but I couldn't do that I'd sh1t it all out. So I do 1 scoop, 2 cups of milk totalling about 40-42g of protein per shake.
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I saw your typo and thought this was a thread about shakes that cause gas.
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two scoops of ON whey + 5g of creatine
plus i usually have some simple carb (e.g. fruit)
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To your question about 2lb tub or a 5lb tub, I've had both. Honestly the 5lb tub is a better investment. You get more for less money... If you take the recommended serving size of a 2lb tub, its typically about a 28 day lifespan. So a month. The 5lb tub is about 2.5 months worth for less than double the price of a 2lb. However, for me, I don't take the recc serving size. I take 1 scoop of it, and do 2 cups of 2% milk. My ON Pro Complex is 30g a scoop, its LOADED. Serving size is 60, but I couldn't do that I'd sh1t it all out. So I do 1 scoop, 2 cups of milk totalling about 40-42g of protein per shake.
Thanks for the lesson on economies of scale, but I want to try the stuff out and would rather spend $25 on 2 lbs to see if I like it rather than $50, use it fit a week, then stop.

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Just noticed that myself.
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Just ordered some ON Whey and Creatine powder, figured I'd give it a try.
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most use optimum nutrition. Protein is so damn expensive now. I remember getting 5lb tubs for like 35 bucks. Now it's $50. Spending $50 on something like this that I'm not even convinced I need makes it hard.
That's how I feel about whey. I've used it extensively, but I never really saw any gains that some additional whole food couldn't accomplish. I'd spend that extra $35 on more meat!!!!!!!!!!!
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That's how I feel about whey. I've used it extensively, but I never really saw any gains that some additional whole food couldn't accomplish. I'd spend that extra $35 on more meat!!!!!!!!!!!
With my current diet I know I'm not getting enough protein so I figured I'd give it a shot, bought a 2 lbs jug, some Creatine, and a shaker and it cost me $35 after I used some Amex points.
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