Bryan, why a slow protein in Driver?

Discussion in 'Anything and Everything about dietary supplements' started by Janne, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. Janne

    Janne New Member

    It seems to me, a fast protein would better take advantage of the 'window of opportunity' post w/o. Wouldn't it be better to take one serving of Primer before, another one immediately after and then a serving of Driver an hour or so later?
     
  2. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator

    Good question. Here are my reasons.

    1) Your workout, if using HST principles, shouldn't really take longer than 45 minutes. If you take the Primer (fast protein) properly right before your workout, its levels will just begin to decline when the amino acids from the Driver begin to rise.

    2) The window of oportunity is much longer than the time it takes for the Driver to begin raising blood levels of amino acids.

    Of course, you can take them however you want. You could even take a scoop of each in the post workout drink. Using the Primer right before, and the Driver right after is simply my recommendation based on the research. :)
     
  3. Beast

    Beast New Member

    What about:

    1 scoop Primer & 1/2 scoop Driver before
    and
    1 scoop Driver and 1/2 scoop Primer after
    With your carbs of course.
     
  4. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator

    That should work just fine as well. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ibanez

    Ibanez New Member

    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing too. I looked at the graph and the Primer peaked about 1 hr, about the time most of us are done. It then ended around 240ish minutes later. So I guess we are still getting a supply of protein and then taking the driver will add too it by adding in a protein over a longer time since there's a window of opportunity. Make sense? Or am I off?
     
  6. boggy

    boggy New Member

    Wouldnt be better whey+carbs half an hour before,
    whey+carbs immediately after,solid meal (steak/egg/cottage) half an hour later?
     

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