Erm, not really, would be my answer.
“They are beneficial but not essential.”
However, post intense exercise you’re just not going to get a better bang for your buck than a Whey protein shake.
You deplete your body of a load of stuff during a workout.
A protein shake ensures a fast delivery of almost all of them.
So why wouldn’t you have a protein shake? I suppose would be my question.
We very rarely have an appetite in the window after exercise so having it in a drink format makes sense.
I would place money that 1% of the audience reading this gets in enough dietary protein.
So yeah, I think you should get a protein shake in you.
You don’t have to.
But then again.
You don’t have to get a full night sleep.
But I’d advise that before a eyeballing what protein shake to get.
Here are my 3 rules I enforce with my clients when they DO get protein powder.
1) Do NOT replace meals with shakes.
2) Do not have more than 1 shake a day (similar to rule 1)
3) Don’t be a awkward, just get Whey.
However, as mentioned briefly before.
If you’re considering purchasing some protein to up your recovery time and aid your ‘gainz’ in the gym.
Look into your sleep, the amount of time you spend on your smartphone and your training intensity and methodology in the gym.
Its a free way to improve your results without spending a penny.