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Question about taking protein at night.

I always try to take a protein shake after lifting weights but some nights I don't get to go to the gym untill 9:30 or 10:00. When that happens I don't leave till almost midnight. Should I still take a protein shake or just skip it. I am taking Myofusion with 25g of protein that I got from Lockout supplements. Any advise would be appreciated. If it matters I'm cutting weight and not bulking, will bulk once I loose about 25 more pounds.

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If you feel like you are not getting enough protein through the day, yea do it.
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lol @ "taking" protein, it's a dietary supplement, not a medication.

To answer your question, I've personally never had a problem with drinking protein shakes at night, for the longest time I was having a shake right before bed every night to ensure it was available for the overnight repair work. I have read about pro bodybuilders that would set an alarm at night, to wake up and eat eggwhites, or a shake of some type. I wouldn't suggest eating anything with simple carbs or fat that late, but protein is fine as long as you're still at your target caloric consumption for the day.

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lol @ "taking" protein, it's a dietary supplement, not a medication.

To answer your question, I've personally never had a problem with drinking protein shakes at night, for the longest time I was having a shake right before bed every night to ensure it was available for the overnight repair work. I have read about pro bodybuilders that would set an alarm at night, to wake up and eat eggwhites, or a shake of some type. I wouldn't suggest eating anything with simple carbs or fat that late, but protein is fine as long as you're still at your target caloric consumption for the day.
That's what I figured but I wasn't sure. Haven't really worked out in years and just started back a couple months ago. So far I've lost 18lbs, trying to loose about 25 more. Want to see 195 again, 222 right now so I'm close. Been lifting weights 4 days a week and doing cardio atleast 3 days a week. Changed my complete diet and stopped drinking soda.

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if you're eating 5-6 meals day at regular low calorie intervals, then you should be eating almost all the way up until you go to sleep.

Like Aaron said, if you are working out late in the evenings then you really want to make sure you have the necessary building blocks for overnight repair.

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if you're eating 5-6 meals day at regular low calorie intervals, then you should be eating almost all the way up until you go to sleep.

Like Aaron said, if you are working out late in the evenings then you really want to make sure you have the necessary building blocks for overnight repair.
Still working on getting the diet thing figured out. That has always been a problem for me, even when I was 185lbs and worked out 5 days a week. Never could get a six pack or gain real size because my diet sucked. Want to cut down then start bulking. Hopefully by June or July I can start trying to gain mass.

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Still working on getting the diet thing figured out. That has always been a problem for me, even when I was 185lbs and worked out 5 days a week. Never could get a six pack or gain real size because my diet sucked. Want to cut down then start bulking. Hopefully by June or July I can start trying to gain mass.
I worked out at might for years. Go with about 25-30 grams of whey 30 minutes before you workout, then about 30 or 40 of a casein protein, or casein/whey blend after you workout. The casein digests a lot more slowly is really ideal for when you are asleep. No fat or low fat cottage cheese will do accomplish the same thing.

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I generally give my wife protein before we crash.

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I generally give my wife protein before we crash.
I generally give your wife protein while you are at school.

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I worked out at might for years. Go with about 25-30 grams of whey 30 minutes before you workout, then about 30 or 40 of a casein protein, or casein/whey blend after you workout. The casein digests a lot more slowly is really ideal for when you are asleep. No fat or low fat cottage cheese will do accomplish the same thing.
I don't recommend eating just prior to lifting, as it diverts blood to the stomach for digestion. I've found it a good way to end up light-headed and even a bit of cramping. I'd say give it at least an hour before you lift.

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I don't recommend eating just prior to lifting, as it diverts blood to the stomach for digestion. I've found it a good way to end up light-headed and even a bit of cramping. I'd say give it at least an hour before you lift.

I've never had that happen. I'm talking about a scoop and some water.

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