Just because I've heard different opinions on this...
Do I really need to slam down a protein shake immediately after I finish training? I have my breakfast finished an hour before I start, and its a large, substantial breakfast- it gets me though my hour of training. During my workout I'll just drink water- used to drink Gatorade but sometime it left me feeling sorta 'fuzzy' so I don't anymore.
I then finish my session with a 10-minute cardio cool-down, grab my bag outta the locker and walk 15 minute back to my flat. Its just, in my mind, why would it be absolutely essential to have a whey protein shake a couple of minutes after I finish, when I'm gonna be having my PWO meal 20 minutes after I finish, which gives me 50g of protein in itself, along with my carbs and some fats.
Surely if I had a shake with another 20g protein that'd be a hell of a lot within a short space of time, and, being a small guy, I don't have a huge protein requirement (and I exceed it every day anyway.) Would most of that protein not just end up going to waste?
It's just my musings, so call me an idiot if I'm really wrong about it, I'd just be interested to see what other more experienced, knowledgeable guys might think.