Another Key to Building Muscle: Drink a Protein-Rich Shake After Exercise
New research shows that drinking a protein-rich shake after exercise helps your body lay down new muscle tissue. You want a drink that contains about 20 grams of protein.
A sports drink’s most significant ingredient, other than water, is sugar. For a lengthy endurance event, pike a marathon, that might be useful during the event. But afterwards, down a protein-rich shake to give your body the building blocks to form new muscle after your workout.