Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

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  1. rviser

    rviser Pianissimo User

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    I was just sitting around thinking about how people who work out a lot drink protein shakes because it is the main thing that muscles need to help them grow back bigger and stronger after they're torn down from a workout. Does anyone think that the facial muscles we use from playing the trumpet could benefit from some extra protein after a hard playing session? Or are they so small that the amount of protein in a normal diet is more than enough? Just wondering......
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Conventional wisdom calls for correct quantities of beer with its electrolytes and carbohydrates.
     
  3. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Amen.
     
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  4. bagmangood

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    Protein is only really need for intensive work-outs, often people who are using them don't really need the protein recharge.
    The protein itself does not help build muscle. Unless for practice you are lifting weights with your chops, it is not going to affect anything, except if you're hungry. Then you won't be hungry after it :D
     
  5. Al Innella

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    Who wants a muscled bound face? Even the "Hulkster" didn't have 24 inch pythons for lips.
     
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  6. TrumpetMD

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    Yes and no.

    There is research out there which suggests that eating within two hours after exercise can speed recovery. However, in order of importance, you need fluids (replace fulids, clear out waste products), then carbohydrates (replace glycogen stores), and then protein (rebuild muscle, replace glycogen stores). So that protein shake you're thinking about is third on the list.

    Also, we're not really talking about traditional muscle buidling. Playing the trumpet is more about muscle toning and muscle memory. So proper nutrition is important, and will help, but probably not to the extent you see with athletes.
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

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    Beer.
     
  8. tedh1951

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    Yes, all found in beer, yippee, hic! ROFL
     
  9. TrumpetMD

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    lol. I guess it is.
     
  10. stumac

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    So thats why the trumpet section is always first to the bar.:lol:

    Regards, Stuart.
     

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