Did a mini-workout today - just a few exercises, and stumbled across a new protein research study that shows some interesting results on post exercise metabolism...I'm going to grab the full study and review it, but here's a summary:
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Dec 4. Timing Protein Intake Increases Energy
Expenditure 24 Hours Post-Resistance Training. Hackney KJ, Bruenger AJ,
Researchers had 8 trained subjects (5M, 3W) do a workout at 7am after consuming either 20grams of whey protein or 20grams of carbohydrates. The workout consisted of 9 exercises (4 sets of eachat 75% 1 RM).
NOTE: That's a huge workout! 36 freaking sets.
Results: Both workouts boosted metabolism at 24 and 48 hours after training, HOWEVER, at 24 hours, the increase in metabolism was greater in the protein supplement experiment.
Comments: Would this lead to increased fat loss? Not sure...there's a lot of other things to consider...
As for my workout, it was:
1) Push Press
2A) Pushups to Failure
2B) Seated Rope Row
3B) Plank on Ball
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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