Poll: Should I take Protein Shakes?
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View poll results: Should I take Protein Shakes?
Yes, without exercise.
0 0%
Yes, with exercise.
2 67%
No, you're still young, you'll grow.
0 0%
No, they're unhealthy.
1 33%
Other (Please state)
0 0%
Voters: 3.
#1
I have a couple questions on Protein Shakes. I'm 5'11" and I'm 130 pounds. I'm 16 years old, and according to most BMI sites, I'm "slightly underweight".

Not as a self-confidence issue, just as a preference, I'm trying to put on some pounds. I have a girlfriend, I have friends, I hang out with them on weekends, I have a job, so my image is not my concern. It's simply my health. So should I be taking protein shakes to put on weight?

These are my questions, should I decide to try them:

  • Are you supposed to drink them when hungry? or full? or does it matter?
  • If I consume these shakes, when's the earliest I will see results?
  • If I consume these shakes, do I HAVE to exercise, or will daily activities suffice for them to be effective?
  • Can I drink one glass? or does it have to be more then one, daily?
  • Can I drink one over dinner, or should it be immediate?


Thanks for all your help, Pit.

EDIT: I felt my questions wouldn't be answered in full if I posted in the Nutrition thread, that's why I posted it here.
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Last edited by Jimmer1720 at Feb 7, 2009,
#2
gain muscle weight?

or just weight period?

also, there should be instructions on the package of the protein drinks, also, the only bodybuilding and fitness thread.
#3
There's bodybuilding/general nutrition thread somewhere.

You should really try to read the stickies my friend.
#5
They're just food, you just add them or extra normal food to your diet and lift weights until you're gaining about 1-2lbs a week.

Check out Rippetoes for a good weights program.
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