What Is The Best Post Workout Protein Source?


Hey guys, Sean Nalewanyj here of BodyTransformationTruth.com
with a Q & A video, and today’s question is in regards to post workout nutrition, and
more specifically, what the very best post workout protein source is going to be for
supporting muscle recovery and growth in the most effective way. So post-workout nutrition
is far from rocket science. Most lifters totally over analyze this area of their program and
get completely lost in small details that ultimately make no real difference to their
bottom line results. Selecting the best post workout protein source is really no exception
here. The honest truth is that any source of high quality protein consumed within a
few hours of completing your workout is going to be enough to produce optimal results in
this area of your diet plan. I discussed this in detail in my previous video “The Best Muscle
Building Protein Sources” which I will link up above here and down below in the description
box, but by “high quality” I’m simply referring to complete protein sources with relatively
high branched chain amino acid content and that have a high absorption rate in the body.
So lean poultry, lean red meat, eggs, fish, seafood, protein powder, so whey, egg, casein,
etcetera. These are all perfectly acceptable choices for post workout protein sources and
it’s really not going to make any noticeable difference to your bottom line results regardless
of which one of these you choose. Remember, protein digestion and absorption is a very
gradual process, so as long as you’re eating a balanced diet throughout the day, amino
acids, which are the building blocks of protein, are being continually released into your bloodstream
and they’re going to be readily available to support muscle recovery and growth whenever
you need them. So if you ate a standard pre-workout meal within a few hours of your training session,
it’s actually going to be the protein from that meal and from previous meals that is
still being broken down and utilized even after your workout is over. And so for that
reason, consuming a fast absorbing source of protein after your workout which, by the
way, is still going to be broken down relatively slowly anyway, that’s not going to do anything
to improve your results above and beyond any other source of a high quality protein that
you might choose from. And on top of this, all protein sources are ultimately broken
down into their individual amino acid components after you consume them anyway and it only
takes a relatively small amount of essential amino acids in order to maximize protein synthesis
anyway. So as long as you’re choosing one of my recommended high quality protein sources,
you’re easily going to be receiving enough of the individual amino acids that are necessary
in order to optimize recovery and your resulting muscle growth. So the bottom line is that
the specific absorption rate of your post-workout protein source isn’t going to make any real
difference to your results, nor will the specific amino acid content as long as you’re choosing
a high quality source. And for that reason, just go ahead and choose whatever source of
protein you most prefer for your post workout meal and consume it within a couple hours
of completing your workout. If that happens to be a liquid whey protein shake that’s fine,
if you want to have steak and potatoes that’s fine, if you want to have salmon and rice
that’s fine. When it comes to optimal muscle building and fat burning nutrition, just focus
on the big picture by meeting your overall protein, carbohydrate and fat needs for the
day and meeting those needs from a variety of high quality sources. So thanks for watching
this video. I hope you found the information useful. Please make sure to hit the LIKE button,
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Talk to you again soon.

10 thoughts on “What Is The Best Post Workout Protein Source?

  1. Very good video Sean, I like you, cause you don't try to sell people this product or other product like other "pros". Can you compare or speak about cheap protein powder vs expensive "pros" brand powders ? I use a 80% whey protein powder non flavored, which is use in food industry and is like 3-4 times cheaper then 80% "big brand name" flavored protein (and 5-6 times cheaper then isolate). Some times I use expensive protein and I don't see any difference. But I will be happy to hear your opinion 😉 
    Take care m8 !

  2. I watch/watched many fitness/bodybuilding channels, and I must say that you give the best practical advise on You Tube.

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