My Top Protein Supplements
I decided to write this post as I’ve had quite a few emails and questions for my athletes lately about protein supplements. So the goal of this is to give you a reference point for your protein supplements. I’ll probably write a regular post on my top supplements if this is popular so please leave me a comment if you get something from it!
So on to the important stuff.
Firstly, why use protein supplements in your training? Well to put it bluntly, there are times when protein powder is better for your body than real food, especially when training intensively.
If you have a high volume programme you want to make sure you preserve muscle mass in order to keep your strength and power levels high. In this case I always recommend 1.8-2.2g of protein for every 1kg of bodyweight. So for me for example at 90kg I need around 170g of protein a day. This is getting on for 6 chicken breasts a day!! The chances of me eating this much food is slim which is where protein comes into the equation.
Secondly, the speed of absorption into the muscle cell is faster using powdered protein with water than eating a chicken breast for example. So immediately post training when your muscles are in need to protein is the time to get consume protein and carbohydrates. So recovery supplements are key for optimising your bodies recovery times.
Lastly (although there are many more benefits) if you have a busy lifestyle like mine there are times when it’s just plain easier to use supplements. It saves me time and thats a very important benefit!
One thing I would say is that it’s good to vary your supplements from time to time as your body becomes accustomed to the same blends of protein. So give yourself a change every now and again.
With all protein supplements you need to make sure that the protein you buy has a high biological value meaning you get more protein for your money and less calories too! The products I’ve recommended below all tick this box!
So here are my top protein supplements:
Myprotein True Whey: I’ve used this personally a lot over the years. It tastes good and comes at a very reasonable price.
Kinetica Whey Protein: I’m a bog fan of Kinetica Whey and some of their other products too. In fact. I’m going through a tub of vanilla whey right now! The Kinetica range is designed by experts such as Matt Lovell and other top nutritionalists so you know its quality. I have my own online store at Kinetica where you can get 20% off EVERYTHING so it’s well worth checking out.
Myprotein Miscellar Casein: Casein is a great protein blend as it’s slower release than whey which means it’s great for taking at night and drip feeding into your body overnight. Thats’s very important for recovery and this myprotein casein is tasty too!
Promax Diet: Maximuscle are a huge company working with many teams and athletes. The promax diet is a good blend with lower calories than most proteins but still with high biological protein value. I think Maximuscle are offering a good discount over the bank holiday too so get your order in!
Promax Multi Release: This is a great blend as it has slow, medium and fast release proteins within it meaning you can get the best of all types. It’s perfect for taking throughout the day to increase your general protein intake. It also tastes really good too.
So that’s it folks, if you’re after a good protein you cant go far wrong with these, so click through and check them out!
Have a good bank holiday whatever you’re doing,