Being the super-fly weight that I am (ha! super fly!), I’m always interested in ways to put on a few pounds. Olympic lifting coach Greg Everett takes a very pragmatic look at the practice of waking up in the middle of the night to guzzle a protein shake. At the core the question is: does the benefit of the extra calories outweigh the interrupted sleep? Everett’s simple solution?
…make a shake before bed and leave it in the fridge. If you wake up naturally, go drink it. If you sleep through the night, you can drink it the next morning and be thankful for your rest.
You can take a look at the full article, as well as many other solid posts at Midnight Shakes For Weight Gain by Greg Everett – Catalyst Athletics Blog.
In my mind, the only real question that remains is whether or not to brush my teeth post shake…