- Created: Monday, 01 September 2014 15:47
I started incorporating protein supplements into my pole and workout routine about 2 years ago. Like you, I’d heard about post workout nutrition but really didn't know much about it. I assumed it was more for athletes and bodybuilders than for ladies who work out – in our case Pole Dance!
Fortunately Protein supplement education has come a long way, but you need to understand the science and benefits behind it before deciding to go down this path or not. I often get asked, “Should I be incorporating more protein into my post-workout diet and when should I be using it?” If this sounds like you, here is a quick guide to using protein to help reach your goals.
If you already maintain a good healthy diet with lots of lean meat (beef, chicken, seafood) you should not be needing protein supplements all the time - but there are definitely benefits to using them AFTER you workout. On the other hand, if your diet is NOT as high in protein as it should be (vegetarians and vegans take note), then supplementing with protein BEFORE and AFTER a workout is probably a good idea.