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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 to see what eating solid food can do for fat burning.