Why should I use whey
This is a common question we are asked as coaches by our
clients at Vision especially female clients at the start of a new
Below are a few examples of some of
the reasons to consider using, and how to know when to take and and
how it effects different training goals.
Lean protein plays a key role in
stabilising our energy levels, providing nutrients to our bodies
for recovery and repair, and protecting our immune function. A 2005
review published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
found that people who get the protein they need throughout the day
maintain muscle mass better and are typically leaner than people
Many of us have have clients who
are trying to lean out, gain lean mass, improve energy, or simply
looking for a convenient way to get optimal protein intake, Whey
Protein would work great as a dietary supplement to assist with any
of these goals.
Whey is a complete protein source,
containing bioactive peptides as well as all essential amino acids
necessary for protein demands. Often the one macro nutrient
that is missed frequently by the majority of clients is protein
intake. This is another reason why we support and encourage clients
to consider using when being coached at Vision.
Whey protein boosts total protein
and compared to other forms of protein, whey protein is thought to
be superior due to its branched-chain amino acid content and higher
rate of utilization and absorption.
Amino acids are the building blocks
of protein responsible for initiating the key pathways in the body
that are required for maintenance, growth, and immunity. It really
is essential to meet your daily proetin targets for these
So should I take before,
during or after my workouts?
Whey protein has not only been
shown to repair and rebuild after a workout, it has been shown to
decrease muscle breakdown and spare muscle fuel stores before and
during a workout. I believe however one serve of whey after a
workout is a better time to use, so usually encourage clients to
use one serve in the first 30mins after completing a weight
training session. This nutrition habit of taking a whey protein
post workout supports fat loss goals by enabling the optimal
recovery of muscle tissue.
20 to 30 grams of whey protein
will be equivalent to approx 15g of branched-chain amino
When combined with some
carbohydrates, Whey Protein Isolate is a great recovery
An example could be adding 1-2
scoops of Whey Protein Isolate to a fruit smoothie of your choice.
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Take away - Whey
Protein supplements are beneficial to support lean mass gain,
assist in fat loss programming, optimise recovery from exercise and
help minimize muscle breakdown.
Speak to your trainer today to start using effectively
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