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Is Pre Workout Protein Needed?

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Consuming protein before your workout probably isn’t necessary for maximizing growth, however, there can be some benefits for specific individuals. People on low carb diets or athletes undergoing frequent training may stand to benefit the most as pre-workout protein can both act as fuel substrate during training and might also reduce soreness following training. On that note, beginners or lifters who really hate being sore might also want to give pre-workout protein or EAAs a shot. If you align with any of the above, 15-25 grams of protein or EAA before your workout might help and will also contribute to your total daily consumption.

Based on: Slater, G., & Phillips, S. M. (2013). Nutrition guidelines for strength sports: sprinting, weightlifting, throwing events, and bodybuilding. In Food, Nutrition and Sports Performance III (pp. 75-86). Routledge.
 
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