Last week I sent you the first installment of Your Boot Camp Questions Answered. The second installment of Your Boot Camp and Fitness Questions Answered features 2 questions from our awesome clients. Let’s get right into it.
Question 1 from Rob…
Rob: Nice little blog. Everything you said, sounds right on. I have a question. I’m 27 years old and weigh 144 pounds (my sr year in HS, I weighted 135, so I’m not gaining much weight at this rate and I’m active in sports). I have a basic protein shake just recently bought and am looking to gain 5-10 pounds and continue with TBBC, working out, and sports. When’s the best time (if any) to have these protein shakes? (I believe it’s 20 g per serving). Any other nutritional advice to gain weight (besides some of the info mention on the blog besides 5 small meals, etc.)
Me: Hey Rob. Thanks for the kind words about the blog! I would suggest using the protein powder whenever an actual food protein is not accessible or convenient. I would opt for food given the choice but after your workouts would be a great idea!
The main thing to gaining lean mass is to be consistent with eating more healthy food. I would suggest keeping a food journal to keep yourself honest.:)
See you at Boot Camp!
Question 2 from Jen…
Contrary to what a lot of people believe, you improve from the recovery, not the actual workout.
Post workout nutrition is very important.
I believe in simplicity. Basic whey protein is a very high quality protein. As a general rule, don’t buy anything
you can’t pronounce.:)
If you are interested, we carry a whey protein that is a very high quality (more of it will be absorbed). It is manufactured
at optimal temperatures and is no older than 3 months. A lot of the protein powders in stores are way older than that which has a negative impact on the quality…
I hope this makes sense. Please let me know if yo have any questions.