Dr Oliver Witard, Senior Lecturer in Health and Exercise Sciences, University of Stirling, SCOTLAND, kindly clarified one other oft asked questions for us too...
How critical is the timing of protein intake in relation to exercise for the stimulation of muscle protein synthesis?
Answer: Not as critical as it is often portrayed.
Studies have shown that consuming a protein source one, two or three hours after resistance exercise simulates a similar response of muscle protein synthesis in post exercise recovery.
So whether you are taking in protein immediately after exercise, or a bit later, its all good!
You’ve got 3 hours so you can lie on the ground in the recovery position after your hardest session, take that shower, and dawdle back to work before you take your protein!