Whey protein before or after a workout?
Whey protein is without a doubt the most commonly used supplement in the fitness world nowadays.
But should you drink it before or after a workout for optimal results?
Well, the truth is that powdered protein was designed to be absorbed significantly quicker than protein from food, making it the perfect post-workout drink, as it provides quality protein, quickly, at a time of need.
On the other hand, consuming a high-protein meal 2 hours before a workout can stimulate the anabolic (constructive) response of the body to a workout.
Optimally, if you only have one protein dose per day, you should have a high-protein, high-carb meal before a workout (at least 90 mins prior) and then, a whey protein shake and Carbs after the workout.
This will ensure that you are covering all your nutritional needs for intra-workout energy, as well as recovery.