- Nov 1, 2013
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I get what the guys are saying. However so much advancements have been made in sports science I think it would be silly to pretend it doesn’t exist when it does. When you take whey protein you don’t immediately see/feel the results it’s only after months of being consistent in your workout and supplementing do you start to see the real results. It stands to reason that when you stop taking it you don’t immediately lose the effects it’ll also take months of wear and tear for you to start seeing the effects of not taking whey protein. The few weeks you’ll spend in selection will have no noticeable effect because it’s a build up.Ain't really too worried, simply aware of my shortcomings. Thanks for the vote of confidence
I respect the opinions of both Chas and Joe, I think they have immeasurable information we could all benefit from however it is worth considering when they joined up their respective armies there was no internet only a select few knew about the legion. Now every kid who feels they need a second chance they know about the legion there is more competition and the legion has become more selective so you need to be a complete candidate.
Research has shown that we only benefit from about 20% of the meals we eat. If you are in your mid 20s and you go from sitting around to asking your body to perform like an elite soldier you will suffer. Your body will ask for more food from you, you will either start eating unhealthy snacks or adding more meals that you only benefit 20% from and this will lead to weight gain. I’ve seen guys complaining that since they started working out they’ve gained weight that’s cause your muscles are asking for more nutrients to help them heal and you not giving the right stuff.
There are also injuries. When you workout your muscles are tearing and get demanged that means they won’t recover in time if they aren’t looked after properly. As you grow older your body produces less amino acids so you need to supplement these if you are serious about working out. If you don’t look after your body you’ll find you constantly feel hungry, tired and sore. You’ll find you can run good on Monday after the weekend off but the rest of the week you aren’t as fast or strong that means your body can’t replicate the energy from Monday fast enough. Read any workout and nutrition program they all agree if you are going to ask more from your body you have to give it sufficient protein and whey protein has combined all the elements required for intensive workout.
I also think you focusing too much on muscle building (bodybuilding style) when you need to concentrate more on cardiovascular. If you are on protein you will develop the muscles you are working out but muscle is heavy and may result in you being a slower runner. You should be focusing on being lean rather than bulking (if you lift heavy you will bulk up if you are on whey). The heaviest thing you should be lifting I reckon is your body weight.
But this is your journey so do it however way will leave you without regrets.