When should I have my protein shake?
Post workout recovery nutrition is a vital component when it comes to achieving our fitness goals. Whey protein is the 'gold standard' when it comes to building lean muscle and allowing our bodies to recover quickly, in time for the next session.
Ideally this should be taken on board within 30 minutes of the end of the session so that it can be absorbed by the body quickly, and recovery can start straight away.
It is better to consume this as a shake - liquids are much faster absorbed and digested, and are therefore a better option than solid food!
Tip - bring your protein to the gym with you and mix it with almond milk or coconut water and enjoy straight after class!!
PS: Coach MacLeod claims that she only did extra workouts during the 28 Day Challenge to benefit from the protein shake - it definitely didn't harm her performance in the recent Celtic Games!