What is Your Favorite Protein Drink?

Most of the fitness blogs that I read strongly recommend that you consume protein immediately after your workout.  Working out with weights breaks down muscle fiber and consuming protein immediately after a hard weight lifting session will provide the body with what it needs to start the repair of those muscle fibers.

Protein also has a role in fat burning and weight loss.  Presumably any carbs in your system are burned for energy during your workout.  Post-workout protein goes to rebuild muscle.  Therefore your post-workout body with energized metabolic function will use stored fat for at least a few hours post workout.

For the past several months, I have been testing different protein drinks.  Right now, chocolate Muscle Milk is the most palatable, although it is a little high in calories.  Have you tried other protein drinks?  What do you like?

Great Blog Post – Top 10 Ways to Build Muscle Mass Fast

I recently ran across a very helpful post at the Ririan Project blog.  The post, entitled "Top 10 Ways to Build Muscle Mass Fast" summarizes in a very easily understandable fashion the importance of both the type of exercises one must do to build muscle mass and the duration of those exercises.  Guest poster Mark McManus also discusses the role of cardio and the importance of eating lean protein.

Marc’s post summarizes in a few hundred words what a lot of folks put in entire books.  Take a look.  Also take a look at Mark’s blog – MuscleHack.  This week he has an insightful post called "10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 21."   With March Madness in full swing, this must be the month for numbered lists.