Sunday, September 5, 2010

Post workout recovery part 1 ( Protein drinks)

Hydrolyzed whey protein is a top seller these days. Many people purchase it because it is the new protein supplement on the market and then there are those who purchase it for specific purposes. For the sake of this conversation we will discuss it on the grounds of post workout nutrition. This may confuse certain people when they see a variety of adjectives in front of the word protein (ie. Weight gainer, meal replacement and recovery) As such, it becomes important to understand and describe the various differences between proteins before making the requisite purchase.

A Brief Word on Protein

Contrary to popular belief, not all whey protein is identical. In fact, not all protein is identical as there is also soy protein in addition to the milk derivatives whey and casein. The reason for such a lack of understanding of the variety and complexity of protein is that most people understand protein in its natural state. That is, they realize beef, chicken, beans, etc all are proteins and deliver the requisite proteins the body needs. People often do not realize that different types of protein supplements have different processes within the human body. Hydrolyzed whey protein provides one such unique purpose and process.

What is Hydrolyzed whey protein?

Hydrolyzed whey protein is a type of protein found in infant formula and medicinal protein supplements that have recently found its way into common store bought weightlifting protein supplements. Basically, on the microscopic level, these branch chain proteins are broken down into many smaller segmented peptides. This makes hydrolyzed whey a very quick digesting protein that gets into the system quicker than other proteins (ideal for post workout nutrition). It also limits the chance for allergic reaction. Hence, the reason it is used in medical and infant products. Needless to say, the sales of hydrolyzed whey protein have been quite solid and continue to sell well

Not all proteins are not created equal. I have had a good experience since I started using hydrolyzed whey as a post workout recovery drink. First of all, I can handle taking it. Often times I feel nauseous after a workout making real food, not a good option as my appetite is gone. I have tried the milk or chocolate milk thing but it almost always fucked with my gastrointestinal system. I use progenex recovery mix and I recommend it highly. Since I started taking it last spring my strength numbers have all gone up and I feel pretty good as well. My deadlift went up from 610-680lbs, squat went up from 475-550lbs, and my overhead went from 285-340lbs all while maintaining 2:30 fran time. I started using the stuff because the company was supplying Rob Orlando and I free bags and let's be honest, I would rather not pay. That aside, I have not come across a protein that I have had better results with, and if I do...I would definitely recommend it to you.

Day 90
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Day 91
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Muscle snatch
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Hang power snatch
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Day 92
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Linda: 24 min

1.5 mile hill jog: puke

Day 93
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Day 94
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Ohsx3
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5 comments:

  1. Hey Dave,
    Thanks for this info and for your blog, lots of great stuff. I really enjoy seeing your training log. What would a typical day of eating look like? I'm quite curious as I try to mimic your training and I would like to try and mimic your food as I'm about the same size as you. Thanks again Dave, it was fun to be a volunteer when you were testing for your Level II at Crossfit Boston.
    -Mark

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  2. Hey mark, look up warrior diet. I have been doing it for the past month and dropped some body fat without sacrificing strength. It consists of 2 super large meals eaten in 3 hr time periods. Equals about 200 grams of protein between the 2. I like it so far.

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  3. Dave,

    I have recently come across some news about Progenex. The following article states they have lost the rights to the formula that made it so bad ass and Progenex is no longer the same. Here is a link to what I was sent.
    http://www.anthonyroberts.co.za/2010/09/progenex-no-longer-contains-progenex/

    I have used Progenex and I like it. I just want to know what you have heard.

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  4. Hello,

    Interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you.

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