Im about to drink a protein shake and I was wondering if that was a dumb idea since im not gonna workout til tonight? Like im not planning to workout for a good 3-4 hours.
i think its better to have it after because protein dont give energy
its not bad, but it would be better for you to drink it in small amounts over the course of a couple of hours. this will give you a steady supply of protein throughout the day. drink half before and half of it afterwards for best results.
It is much better to take protein after you work out. Proteins main purpose is to help your muscles recover faster and better from workouts. Here is an excerpt from www.designerwhey.com:
Your fitness doesn?t improve during workouts, it improves between workouts as your body adapts to the positive stress of exercise. Protein is the primary building block for these adaptations. Taking whey protein after workouts accelerates and enhances the fitness benefits that exercise provides. Numerous studies have shown that exercisers who take whey protein build bigger, stronger muscles and lose more body fat than exercisers who do not supplement their diet with whey protein.