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Put down the protein powder

Put down the protein powder

Originally Published: August 11, 2011
By Becky O'Neill

Think twice before turbo-charging your post-workout shake. "There's a limit to how much protein our bodies can actually use to build muscle," said nutritionist and exercise physiologist Stella Volpe, Ph.D. "Unless you're exercising very intensely, powders and supplements will probably put you over this threshold."

The result is a protein surplus that is either burned for energy, or stored as fat.

To build muscle and speed recovery without whey-ing yourself down, swap that ...

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