Whey Protein Review
What is Whey Protein?
Whey Protein is simply a powder one mixes with milk or water that gives the user around 20-25g of extra protein per serving. Usually, this is used for weight lifters, professional or "amateur."
Protein is essential to rebuild the muscles. Remember, when you lift weights, your muscle tissues actually tear, only to be rebuilt stronger. Protein aids the process.
My Whey Diet
I workout every morning before classes at about 5am. I would normally wake up at 4:30am, and take one serving of Whey (24g). I would then workout, come home, wait about an hour from when I lifted my last repetition, and take two servings (48g). I was taking Gold Standard 100% (picture on the right). It cost me $30 for 2.2 pounds, or about 35 servings.
I mixed the powder with milk. I never bothered to measure the milk since it isn't vital to the process, but I always put more than enough, since I love milk!
I started taking it about 6 months ago, and have almost increases my weight and repetitions since then by 75% (If i was lifting 100 pounds on something, now I am lifting 175, etc.)
The exact one I use
Pros and Cons
- I saw results immediately. I took the Whey for the first time after a workout. The next morning, my muscles felt so fresh and I was knocking down 2 or 3 extra repetitions per set. I even increased the weight on a couple exercises. There is no easing into it, which is a plus for most weight-lifters.
- It doesn't taste bad! Most shakes don't exactly please the tongue. I got the "double chocolate" flavor, and it tastes like thick chocolate milk. Yummy!
- It is fairly inexpensive. Let's face it, you're not going to buy a ten dollar product that will last you a month that is legit. Spending about $30 every 20 days is a small price to pay for the results you will get.
- It has more than just protein. At only 120 calories, the whey protein I take includes, per serving, 5.5 grams of BCAAs and 4 grams of Glutamine.
- Gives digestive problems. If you take it at the wrong time, you can find yourself with minor digestive problems. I usually have a tough stomach, too.
- Difficult to shake up. Sounds silly, but other powders I have taken mix within a couple of seconds of shaking. Whey takes me a full minute of shaking. I know it sounds petty, but its annoying!
Interested in the Whey Protein?
Overall, I was/am very satisfied with this product and would certainly recommend it to a friend. If you have any questions, feel free to ask by writing a comment on the bottom of this page.