Friday, April 03, 2009

Peculiar Personal Trainer Protein Recommendation

Hmmmm, people must be reading my blog...because there was no chocolate milk left at the store today. Folks must be catching on that chocolate milk is just as good - and cheaper than expensive "recovery drinks".

Check out this comparison here:

Milk vs. Expensive Supplement

Speaking of supplements, I heard a personal trainer say the strangest thing before my workout today.

He was talking to another gym member, and first he said, "Most supplements are junk. Regular creatine is as good as all the new, fancy stuff out there. And nothing works for fat loss."

And I thought, "hey, great, this guy knows what he is talking about".

But then they started talking about protein, and he was giving advice about using "fast acting whey protein" rather than "slow digesting casein".

Then he said, "All the big guys are using casein. So if you don't want to get big and you just want to get cut, you need to use fast acting whey protein."


...that makes no sense at all.

It's just protein. Neither one is going to make you bigger than the other. Neither one is going to make you "more cut" than the other. What a bunch of nonsense.

Remember, both casein and whey are just milk byproducts. That's it. Nothing fancy. Just glorified milk. In bad tasting powder format. Mmmmmm, powdered milk byproducts that cost more than the regular milk. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Okay, on to my workout (which was thrown off at first by this odd conversation).

1) Clean & Press - 1 set

2) Deadlift - Worked up to 365x3

3) DB Press - 1 set, 90x12

4A) Good Morning - 2 sets
4B) Chin-up - 2 sets

That was it. Everything was 1-2 sets, except the deadlift which was 3 real sets.

Have a great weekend,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

PS - Looking for something to do at home this weekend?

Try these:

Great home ab workouts


pnw fitness said...

What's your favorite CM brand?

Dr. Chris Mohr said...

Horizon single serve - they don't need to be refrigerated, so super convenient.


David said...

Alan Aragon is the premier proponent of Milk in general, he's a pretty level headed nutritionist.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

I agree David, Alan is right on with his comments about milk.


pnw fitness said...

Thanks Chris. Looks like a good product with normal a ingredient list.