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Protein for High-Intensity Interval Training

If you want to reap all the benefits of HIIT, know that what you do outside of the gym matters too.
Fuelling your body well before and after HIIT sessions can help you get the most out of your training.
Protein will prime your muscles for intense exercise.

During intense activity, most of these glycogen or energy stores in our body become depleted.
Intense exercise also breaks down muscle tissue. This means you also need protein after a workout to help repair and rebuild damaged muscles.

Why is protein essential to optimize your training?

Protein is an essential nutrient which means your body needs to consume the right amount every day. Every cell in our body contains protein and needs adequate protein to remain healthy – from bones to nails, skin and hair.

During digestion protein breaks down into individual amino acids. Our bodies use amino acids to produce important molecules like enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters and antibodies which affect how well our bodies function and without adequate protein intake we just don’t feel, think or move as well.

What's the ideal protein consumption?

Active lifestyles require constant nourishment and sufficient protein intake is ensures healthy muscle function and repair. At minimum recommended protein intake is 1 gram per kilogram of body weight and up to double that if you are active. Beyond preventing protein deficiency regular protein consumption is essential to:

  • Increase energy levels
  • Enhance exercise recovery
  • Decrease appetite and reduce cravings
  • Promote healthy weight management
  • Boost your immune system
  • Build lean muscle

Athletes needs to double their protein intake to improve muscle synthesis and recovery (up to 2g/Kg of body weight, against 0.8g for sedentary people).

One study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pinpointed 20g as the best amount of post workout protein to maximise muscle growth.

30 to 45 minutes post workout is perfect time frame - known as the “anabolic window” - for getting the most out of nutrients like protein.

Frequently asked questions

Why is Go Good whey protein powder better than others?

We use only NZ whey in our Whey Protein Concentrate blends. New Zealand whey is recognized worldwide for being of the highest quality.

Hormones & Antibiotic-Free Cows: Unlike other dairy producers the New Zealand industry has banned the use of growth hormones on cows, specifically Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) which is injected to into cows to increase milk production in other countries.

Grass-Fed Cows: New Zealand dairy cows maintain a natural diet grazing on lush chemical-free grass pastures. Non-NZ whey protein is sourced from cows that are usually raised on un-natural corn or soy-based diets and injected with antibiotics to survive unsanitary conditions.

World-Leading Industry: New Zealand processing facilities and techniques are world-leading ensuring the maximum benefits are preserved in final whey product during the filtration process.

When will my credit card be charged for a pre-order purchase?

two For pre-orders,we will notify you by email to inform you when the product is ready.Once ready, in most cases,your order will ship within 5-10 business days.We'll send you an email when it ships along with a confirmation email that has your delivery service information and tracking number.

What the difference between whey concentrate and whey isolate?

Whey isolate goes through an extra filtration process which virtually removes all of the sugar, fat and lactose, leaving an almost pure protein source. Whey Protein Concentrate is a great all-round everyday protein source with amazing BCAA profile. Cost-effective and versatile. Whey Protein Isolate is extremely high protein profile and used with performance in mind. On the expensive side and usually reserved for those with specific dietary goals and requirements.

When is the best time to drink my protein shakes?

Protein after working out is going to help your muscles recover and grow. According to a study published in by American Journal of Physiology, post exercise is when your muscles are able to absorb the most protein. After a working out your muscles are typically starved. Research shows that after a strength based training session your muscle therefore absorb more protein than any other part of the day. This make a 30-45 minutes post workout the best time to have your protein.

What is the difference between whey and plant protein?

Simply put Whey Protein comes from dairy (cows milk) and Pea Protein comes from plants. Both Whey and Pea protein are vegetarian friendly and Pea protein is vegan. Nutritionally Go Good Whey and Pea protein is almost identical it really only comes down to personal dietary preference to choose one over the other. The consistency of whey protein is slightly lighter than pea protein which means it’s not as thick. Both Go Good whey and pea protein is sourced from world leading suppliers ensuring premium quality and the best possible nutritional profile.

How much protein powder should I use?

A physically active person needs 1.2 – 1.8 grams of protein per kilo (kg) of bodyweight each day to maintain and build lean muscle mass. If you exercise regularly like us then two serves of protein powder per day are ideal. To make it simple we have a scoop in a morning smoothie and one directly after training/exercis