More and more published studies indicate that the best supplement plan to facilitate more lean body mass gain (i.e., muscle mass) and bodyfat loss is to combine protein with carbohydrates as soon as possible (i.e., within one hour) after your workout. The timing of supplementation is important. For post-workouts, consuming protein and carbs soon after training allows nutritionally- depleted muscles to quickly absorb needed amino acids and glucose for tissue building and energy replenishment to occur. The net result is muscle hypertrophy (i.e., growth) and increased strength. One particular study conducted by Dr. Wayne Westcott found that those who consumed a post-exercise protein/carb shake had 40 percent greater lean weight gain and 80 percent greater fat weight loss than those who did not consume a shake. For a superb protein/carb supplement, try mixing powdered chocolate milk, dehydrated milk powder and water. The powdered milk supplies needed protein and the chocolate has carbs (sugar).
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.