As far as lifting goes, I'm relatively new to it. I have been lifting on and off for the past 2-3 years (I'm 19), but just recently I have decided to become more dedicated to lifting and be more consistent. For awhile, I was stuck in a rut of only reading lots and lots of articles on here and Elite FTS without actually getting into training, but I'm glad to say that that's changed.
Obviously, I'm aware of the importance of protein in my diet as I'm looking to make strength gains and eventually some weight gains as well, but I have a question about the amount of protein I should consume post workout.
Lifting at the same time every day can kind of be tricky because I am a college student and my class times vary greatly, so often times when I lift, I'm unable to eat a meal directly afterwards. I do, however, have some protein shakes (EAS Myoplex Lite) that I can have after I lift, which are obviously more efficient. They only have 20 grams of protein in them each.
My main question is, what is the minimum amount of protein I should be consuming post workout? I know that throughout the day I should be looking to consume something like 1.5g-2g of protein per pound of my bodyweight (155lbs), but how much should I be consuming right after I lift?
Right now, my main goal is to give myself a good strength base before I look to do anything else.
Max squat (I haven't actually 1RM in a while): 5RM=235
Max Bench: 1RM=210
Max Dead (same as squat): 3RM = 265
Thanks in advance.