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When Should I Take Protein?


When should I take protein? Before and after work out or just after?
Should I take it on the days in between the workouts or not?

I work out one day on one day off. I take Whey just after but I also take Micellar Casein. Should I take it at night only or also during the day? I am on a balanced diet of ALL meats including dairy and eggs, Veggies and lots of fruit. My goal is strength. I am doing squats, bench, deadlifts, OH presses, 90 degree BB rows. That's all for now til the core strength is built up.

Any advice greatly appreciated.




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Nutrition for Newbies, Part 1

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Supplementation for Newbies


I'd take the whey before and during training. Having a shake after training is fine and it used to be considered "best", but the last year or two has really shown pre- and during-training nutrition to be much more beneficial.

Depends on what/how much you're eating on those days.

You could take the casein at night, sure. It's not like that's a "bad" idea or anything.

But again, it depends a bit on what else you're eating on those days. Like Raj said, those and other articles should give you an idea of how to arrange your nutrition and supplements.