brentyboy wrote:Further, I have been reading some stuff lately that says that post-workout protein is pretty much a waste of time and that what you really need to focus on is amino acids, more specifically bcaas. Protein should be available at all times. Your muscles don't rebuild in the 3 hours post workout, rather they rebuild over the next few days.
That's crazy, with all due respect. Please provide me with a single source of protein that doesn't contain amino acids?
Secondly, post workout is a crucial time to take in protein.
Allow me to quote a Dr.:
"Protein is the “building block” for muscle (and amino acids are the building blocks of proteins), and during a workout, it breaks down, a process known as protein degradation. After the workout, in the repair process, it’s built up again, a process known as protein synthesis. This ongoing cycle of building-up/breaking-down, which goes on constantly, is known as protein turnover. The body can’t synthesize protein from nothing; it needs nutrients to do so. Thus, after a training session, you need to make sure that the body has the fuel it requires to do its job."
I DO agree with the last part of your statement however, that protein should be available at all times and that muscle reparation occurs within the following 48 hours. BUT it begins the moment you put your weights down.