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Protein Shake Timing

Lets pretend all my meals/meal timing are perfect and my workout is great.

I have Surge, Metabolic Drive and whey protein. What do you think about these timings

1 Surge mixed with whey pre-workout
1 whey post workout
1 Whey one hour later

1 whey morning with milk and breakfast

1 Metabolic Drive when I don’t have time to fix a meal.

please ignore my typo

2 scoops of whey post workout and the meal an hour later is important it should be real, solid food your body uptakes the nutrients differently from a shake and from food.

[quote]HunterKiller wrote:
Lets pretend all my meals/meal timing are perfect and my workout is great.

I have Surge, Metabolic Drive and whey protein. What do you think about these timings

1 Surge mixed with whey pre-workout
1 whey post workout
1 Whey one hour later

1 whey morning with milk and breakfast

1 Metabolic Drive when I don’t have time to fix a meal.

please ignore my typo[/quote]

Don’t mix whey in with the Surge – save it for other times.

Whey with food an hour after Surge is fine, but I’d start getting whole food protein after that.

I prefer Metabolic Drive over whey with breakfast.

[quote]NaturalBeast275 wrote:
… your body uptakes the nutrients differently from a shake and from food.[/quote]

How so?

[quote]HK24719 wrote:
Don’t mix whey in with the Surge – save it for other times.
[/quote]

Why?

[quote]HunterKiller wrote:
HK24719 wrote:
Don’t mix whey in with the Surge – save it for other times.

Why?[/quote]

One of the cool things about Surge is how quickly the carbs and protein in contains are absorbed. Adding whey would slow absorption.

I don’t think it matters. Your gut doesn’t clock in and out on the dot when it comes to PWO nutrition…I think this is getting way overblown.

I have plenty of fats and carbs and protein now in my PWO meals. I think it’s best to get in a huge chunk of your daily cals peri-workout; I’m aiming for about 1/3 of mine PWO if possible.