A protein shake is the ideal after-workout 'snack' or meal. Protein shakes are designed to replenish the nutrients you have lost during your workout, feed the muscles that have just worked so hard for you, and get rid of that shaky, spent feeling you have after completing a tough workout. It is important to take in some nutrition within 30 minutes after a workout, and a protein shake is an ideal way to replenish the body.
Why should I drink a protein shake?
There are number of benefits to adding more protein to your diet, especially in the form of a protein shake after a workout.
A protein shake helps rebuild muscles. Your body works hard during a workout, and it needs to refuel after a workout. If you do not give it a ready supply of protein, the body will feed off the stores of muscle you already have, and that is the opposite of what you want. You have just worked hard to develop muscle, don't lose it! A protein shake will feed the body, and give you all the needed energy to replenish your muscles.
Additionally, after a workout, often you feel spent, or even shaky, because your body is completely depleted of nutrients and minerals. That shaky feeling will be gone once you ingest your protein shake.
Which type of protein shake is right for me?
As a meal replacement, a protein shake has all vitamins and minerals you need to replenish the body. They come in a variety of flavors, too. But note that shakes work differently for different people.
A protein shake can help you add the extra five pounds you have been looking to add, lose the spare tire around your stomach or even help you get cut for a contest.
There are numerous options when shopping for protein shakes, find one that does what you need it to do.
For example, if you are also looking to lose weight while getting lean, opt for a protein shake that is lower in calories, fat and carbs. These will give you just the protein needed to achieve that lean look, without the added calories to make you gain weight.
For those who want to build muscle, protein shakes with extra protein and calories can help you build size. There are also shakes designed for different diets, like vegan, gluten-free, or vegetarian, and shakes designed specifically for women and men.
Who can tell me more about protein shakes?
Personal trainer Ralph Roberts has a shake after every workout. Ralph can point you in the right direction as to what type of protein shake would best work for you. If you are interested in getting healthy and in shape, give Ralph a call today to schedule a personal training appointment.
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