The supplementation of whey protein after a workout has been one of the tools that I truly believe helped me gain muscle.
Why would you take whey protein after a workout?
Protein is necessary to help you rebuild your muscles. Cells are made off of proteins. When working out, you break down your muscle structures and therefore the cell walls.
Whey protein after workout can help you replenish those protein stores and increase protein synthesis.
But, why whey? The essential nutrient you need to consume is protein. Whether that is with chicken, meat, turkey, beans or soy doesn’t really matter. But, it’s important to consume protein as soon as you can… Will you actually take chicken to the gym with you? Probably not, also, with tasteful flavors of whey protein it’s something to look forward to after working out.
Whey is fast absorbing and convenient.
Get you a shaker cup and a good, tasty whey and consume it immediately after workout.