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Old 01-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
Carl Amolat
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Best Ready Made Recovery Protein

I've recently begun using protein recovery shakes post workouts since July of last year purchased from my local GNC. I prefer ready-made shakes for convenience (never was a fan of the powders) and typically buy one or two cases of preferred brands.I presently use one of three brands depending on whether the GNC on my relatively isolated base carries them:

Brands I use:

1) GNC Lean Body (25 grams) - Preferred. In my current CFE program I take down one shake per workout (i.e. two workouts = two shakes).
2) Syntha-6
3) GNC Grand Slam (50 grams)

Previously used brands:

1) Gatorade G-3 Recovery - The base GNC rarely carries it these days.

In terms of fitness my goals are increased strength and work capacity as well as greater stamina without gaining mass (CFE has been great for that goal since I started in November).

My current height and weight is 5'7" and I weigh 168 lbs and I'm two weeks into starting Paleo eating as per Loren Cordain's Paleo Diet book's level one program.

Any other recommendations for ready-made protein/recovery shakes?
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:02 PM   #2
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Re: Best Ready Made Recovery Protein

Sorry cant help, i use powder. If u wanna give a powder a try, get some endurox R4, i love the stuff, works great.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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Re: Best Ready Made Recovery Protein

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IMO I would start by not buying from GNC. For 2 reasons: 1)You are paying them way more money than you have to. I understand they are business and they have to make money but I would find a different place to buy. 2)You're spending way more money than you have to by buying ready-made drinks. But if that's what you prefer then I salute you. I would visit bodybuilding.com. Their inventory is great and their cheap. *Link is family and office safe*
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:25 PM   #4
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BodyBuilding.com is awsome and they send to APO.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:57 PM   #5
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Re: Best Ready Made Recovery Protein

MRI makes a tasty ready-to-drink shake.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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Re: Best Ready Made Recovery Protein

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BodyBuilding.com is awsome and they send to APO.
Craig,

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.

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IMO I would start by not buying from GNC. For 2 reasons: 1)You are paying them way more money than you have to. I understand they are business and they have to make money but I would find a different place to buy. 2)You're spending way more money than you have to by buying ready-made drinks. But if that's what you prefer then I salute you. I would visit bodybuilding.com. Their inventory is great and their cheap. *Link is family and office safe*
I definitely will keep bodybuilding.com in mind for protein supplements.

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MRI makes a tasty ready-to-drink shake.
Hmm, is it best for someone trying to not bulk up. I'm about as heavy as I'd like to be in terms of muscle mass and all my goals entail is gaining more in the way of strength without gaining bulk.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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Re: Best Ready Made Recovery Protein

Any other recommendations for ready-made protein/recovery shakes?


I use Whey to Go powder mixed with whole milk. It is high in protein and has no sugary fillers; mixed with whole milk you get the carbs & fat you need along with a big protein boost. The Vitamin Store carries it.
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Re: Best Ready Made Recovery Protein

I'd say I'm looking towards a leaner type of protein as my goal is recovery and increased strength but little to no mass gain.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:07 PM   #9
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I'd say I'm looking towards a leaner type of protein as my goal is recovery and increased strength but little to no mass gain.
... 12 ounces of whole milk has 216 calories.... Also those goals are very hard to accomplish together. Gaining strength without mass is really basically impossible. Unless by mass you just mean fat? In which case you can, but it will be a slow and hard gain in general.
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