Protein shakes have long been touted as a gym bag essential, consumed by gym-goers in an effort to boost muscle recovery and minimise post-workout muscle soreness, but they may not be the most effective way to relieve aching muscles, according to a new study.
Research has found that neither whey-protein based shakes nor milk-based formulas enhanced the rate of muscle recovery following resistance training when compared to a carbohydrate only drink. The study is the first to compare the effectiveness of the two different protein formulas.
University of Lincoln, College of Social Science Research
Thomas Gee, University of Lincoln, School of Sport and Exercise Science
Mark Smith, University of Lincoln, School of Sport and Exercise Science
Thomas Woolrich, University of Lincoln, Sport and Exercise Science