A Look at Protein Frequency and Timing
It’s a well-established practice amongst serious athletes, weight lifters and bodybuilders to consume between six and eight protein-rich meals per day – especially when in a high intensity training phase. However, unless you are literally “paid to workout,” it can be a difficult task for many of us to manage so many daily feedings.
MOST OF US HAVE FULL-TIME JOBS, FAMILIES, SCHOOL AND/OR A SOCIAL LIFE…
Most of us have full-time jobs, families, school and/or a social life to tend to (on top of training 4-7 days per week), which makes this “grazing” method of eating a pretty tough challenge. But those of us who are truly passionate about transforming our physiques into living, breathing statues understand that we must overcome any obstacle that stands in our way to achieve our goals.
One of the very best ways to face this issue head-on is by taking advantage of the various, high quality protein powders that are available. ALLMAX Nutrition helps cover all of our bases by supplying the fitness/bodybuilding community with several unique, scientifically engineered protein powders that are best utilized at specific times each day.
This will make it far easier to meet all athlete’s high protein requirements, simply because it is more convenient, time efficient and palatable to drink several delicious shakes each day than attempting to consume 6-8 meals of meat, fish and/or eggs.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF ALLMAX’S ALL-STAR PROTEIN POWDER LINEUP, AND WHEN YOU SHOULD INCORPORATE EACH INTO YOUR DAILY MUSCLE-BUILDING MENU.
The Best Protein Powder to use post workout: ISOFLEX 100% Whey Protein Isolate
There is no doubt that whey protein isolate is the superior protein source to consume immediately after a weight training session. Once a workout is completed, the goal is to flood the system with amino acids as rapidly as possible, and no protein on Earth is assimilated as quickly as WPI.
Additionally, whey protein is particularly rich in the branched chain amino acid, l-leucine, which acts as the key chemical signaling molecule for turning on the mTOR pathway in muscle, which is responsible for protein synthesis and growth. The most important time to ignite mTOR is immediately after training.
The Best Protein Powder to use before bed: CASEIN-FX 100% Micellar Casein Protein
When we are asleep our bodies use the time to recover, recuperate and repair. In other words, most muscle growth occurs while we are dreaming comfortably in bed. Thus, it is essential that we take in a good dose of protein before retiring so that amino acids are readily available to assist in rebuilding damaged muscle tissue.
However, not just any type of protein can effectively supply essential amino acids for the entire 6-9 hour period that most of us sleep. This is why Micellar Casein is the superior source of bedtime protein, as it releases slowly, providing a “trickle-feed” effect for up to 8-10 hours! This means that you can rest assured that your muscles will have the amino acids they need for growth all night long.
Most athletes and bodybuilders eat every 2-3 hours during the day. At times when quality whole food proteins like chicken, steak, eggs or fish are unavailable or simply inconvenient, a multi-protein species protein powder is the superior choice.
Because HEXAPRO contains various protein sources from whey, milk, casein and egg you will optimize your total amino acid profile for that meal, and supply your system with a combination of fast, medium and slow releasing protein types. This will ensure that your muscles are optimally fed for the period of times between meals, and that you’re never in short supply of essential amino acids.
ALLMAX delivers the best protein powders in the industry, and now that you know which are best to use at what times, you can set your muscle’s GPS system on the road to GROWTH!