How many grams of whey do you guys use and how many times per day?
I just read that, after a workout, using ~40g doesn't have any benefit over using ~20g. Have I been wasting muh whey?
thats a meme op
Your body doesnt just throw away any excess protein, it still synthesises it (provided all the other variables are in check), it just stores it til its done processing what it's doing now
Use it post and pre. Eating dem proteens is important post workout, but after 20g the benifits are negligible if even there. However, if you use whey to reach your protein intake for the day, then really you can eat it whenever. 3 scoops post workout wouldn't do any damage and would give you the benefit of eating lots of protein, but there would be no amplified benefit of eating it directly after workout.
TLDR eat it whenever the fuck you want and no you're not wasting it
the body catabolizes proteins into amino acids before protein synthesis
Where does the body store excess protein? I understand that sugar is stored as glycogen, and fats are stored as triglycerides, but what exactly is protein stored as/in?
I take protein as a strength athlete does
Only get about 30 get from whey though. Whole food is best food
it basically says that even for athletes training for strength, there is no increased protein synthesis beyond what you get by eating approx 1 g/kg bodyweight. It is even less for endurance athletes, and less again for non-athletes.
The important thing is that this is roughly half of what protein companies tell you to eat, which is about 1 g/lb. Some people will claim that it's 1 g/lb lean body mass, but unless you are the fattest of the fat, that weight difference will still be smaller than the difference in your weight when using different units.
If I recall correctly, this graph is from a paper that studied "elite" athletes as well. I don't know what "elite" was in that study, but I promise it only applies to about 5 people on this board: you can get just fine results by eating less.
tl;dr - don't fall prey to the 1 g protein/lb body weight scam. 1 g protein/kg body weight is likely more than enough.