I’ve decided to skip adding the milk to my high protein shakes. I must admit, it’s taken a few days, but this vanilla bean whey protein flavour is actually growing on me.
If you’re just joining me, or want to refresh yourself on what happened yesterday, take a peek at day 3 of the high protein shakes experiment.
High Protein Shakes Day 4
So far in this experiment, I haven’t noticed a substantial change in my energy levels, craving levels, or anything else since I started consuming these high protein shakes.
So, yesterday I put the shakes to the test when I went to my hot yoga class after a few weeks off due to a head cold.
When I come back to an exercise like hot yoga after a few weeks off, there’s always pain. I’m not a naturally flexible person, so pushing my body for that flexibility requires me to stretch my muscles, and that pain I feel the next day is them healing.
My theory was that the high protein shakes would supply me with more protein and help moderate the pain. Protein is what your muscles use to heal themselves. If I wasn’t getting enough protein, then I would likely hurt more than I needed to.
Well, as of yet, my aches and pains are minimal at most. Somehow, even after missing a few weeks of hot yoga classes, I’m not hurting as much as I normally would.
This suggest that the protein shakes have a beneficial effect, and could definitely have a positive impact when it comes to things that cause a LOT of muscle strain, like HIIT Training or Tabatas Training.
This definitely has me thinking about doing that Tabatas Training experiment I mentioned in the past. In theory, with a more intensive workout set, I should hurt MORE than I did in the HIIT Training experiment, but these whey protein shakes might be a critical component to making the experiment work without feeling like I lost a fight with a Mack Truck.