i know what the world doesnt need right now is another protien thread, but i have some questions i need answered
ok , 1st, some background. i am a newly - competitive cyclist ( race mountain bikes), i train round 10 hours a week on 5 seperate rides. to suppliment my mountain bike i do 3 weights sessions a week, 1 lower and 2 upper body. these are not heavy blow your stack weights sessions, but more to keep toned and work on some upper body/core strength which is important for MTB. i get heaps of rest and make sure i take days off if i feel im overtraining.
anyways, im also semi vegetarian ( you know, like Samuel L jackson in pulp fiction " My GF is a vegetarian, which pretty much makes me a vegetarian" ) so im a little concerned how much Protien ( and iron as well) i need to be taking in due to my training.
in Carmichaels book ( ultimate ride) he states that the body best takes in protien when in a 1 - 4 ratio with carbos. is this the general concensus? what about my weight training? is it best to have a protien shake after that, or just revovery drink? im sure in another book ive read that protien is only absorbed if it has carbs to go with it, is there tuth to that? i dont want to get huge, i jsut want to make sure that im having enough protien for my training, any thoughts?