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Protein timing doesn’t matter 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham

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So apparently this bit of conventional wisdom about weight training is bogus: “Eating protein soon after a workout will help build muscle.”

For years I believed it in that way that we believe things that matter to us … but don’t matter quite enough to have ever done a myth check. Better late than never!

And, yes, the headline (“Workout nutrition is a scam”) is a bit hyperbolic and clickbaity. The actual article is very specific — protein timing for bodybuilding — and it’s well written.

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