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    Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    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......

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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    Conventional wisdom calls for correct quantities of beer with its electrolytes and carbohydrates.
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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgano Brother View Post
    Conventional wisdom calls for correct quantities of beer with its electrolytes and carbohydrates.
    Amen.

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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    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
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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    Who wants a muscled bound face? Even the "Hulkster" didn't have 24 inch pythons for lips.
    Last edited by Al Innella; 07-06-2009 at 06:10 PM.

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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    Quote Originally Posted by rviser View Post
    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......
    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.

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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    Quote Originally Posted by TrumpetMD View Post
    ...in order of importance, you need fluids (replace fulids, clear out waste products), then carbohydrates (replace glycogen stores)...
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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    Quote Originally Posted by TrumpetMD View Post
    .... you need fluids (replace fulids, clear out waste products), then carbohydrates (replace glycogen stores), and then protein (rebuild muscle, replace glycogen stores). .....
    Yes, all found in beer, yippee, hic!
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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

    Quote Originally Posted by tedh1951 View Post
    Yes, all found in beer, yippee, hic!
    lol. I guess it is.

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    Re: Silly Question - Protein powder to help build chops??

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

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