Re: Protein Shakes - Training
Depends on context. Variables such as:
- Type of training.
- Gaining or losing weight,
- If the latter, how large is your caloric deficit.
- How lean you are.
An example of why they have any significance:
If you're quite lean and training with intensity, fat is going to become less of a preferencial fuel in the body. You're also going to go through periods of glycogen depletion if you're lean and in a calorie deficit, so processes like gluconeogenesis (essentially protein being converted to carbohydrate) are going to increase. Now, gluconeogenesis only works one way; amino acids can be converted in to glucose, whereas glucose cannot be converted to amino acids. So that's one example of how protein needs can increase.