What the Science Really Says about Post-Workout Protein for Muscle Growth

There are several rules you need to follow to gain muscle.

You need to eat more calories than you burn.

You need to lift weights.

You need to eat protein within 30-60 minutes of finishing your workout —  at least, that’s what almost every coach and book on sports nutrition will tell you.

If you miss that “post-workout window of opportunity,” you’ll either gain no muscle, or far less, than if you eat protein immediately after your workout.

There’s nothing wrong with post-workout protein, but is it essential?

Maybe not.

As an active, busy person, you want to give yourself as much flexibility as possible. Forcing yourself to bring prepared meals to the gym, or rush home to suck down a protein shake, can be extremely annoying.

You’ve got enough to worry about.

In this video interview, you’ll hear from Alan Aragon and Brad Schoenfeld, two researchers who just completed a new review study that looked at all of the best evidence on whether or not eating protein immediately post-workout will help you gain more muscle than if you eat later.

You’ll also learn the exact nutrient timing strategies they use to get their clients muscular and lean.

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Show Notes

The Max Muscle Plan by Brad Schoenfeld

The Alan Aragon Research Review


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