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Why Drink Protein Pre-Workout?

August 25, 2011

You've heard that your favorite protein shake can be enjoyed pre-workout or post-workout. You're also weight room savvy enough to value the anti-catabolic support that pre-workout amino acids can provide to minimize muscle breakdown during exercise. A study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism suggests that pre-workout protein can also offer weight loss benefits.

Research performed on inactive, weight trained and recreationally active college students found that regular exercise increases your 24-hour metabolic rate, so you burn more calories throughout the day. During the trials, it was discovered that lifting weights after consuming a liquid protein meal increased metabolic rate better than other forms of exercise. Check out the Breaking News post at OptimumNutrition.com to see what eating solid food can do for fat burning.