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How Whey Protein Can Foster Lean Muscle Mass While Cutting

New research explains why your protein shake matters.

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Research in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research shows that taking whey protein before, during, and after your training can help you keep muscle when trying to drop fat.

The study, of guys lifting four days per week for eight weeks, compared whey with a carb supplement and found that those taking the protein lost fat and gained lean mass. The carb group lost lean muscle.

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