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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder Drink Mix Unflavored -- 1.92 lbs


Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder Drink Mix Unflavored
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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder Drink Mix Unflavored -- 1.92 lbs

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder Drink Mix Unflavored Description

  • Whey Protein Isolate • Primary Source
  • 100% of the Protein From Whey
  • Gluten Free
  • Banned Substance Tested
  • Made in USA

The True Strength of Whey
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) is the purest form of whey protein that currently exists. WPI is costly to use, but rate among the best proteins that money can buy. That’s why it's the first ingredient you read on the Gold Standard 100% Whey label. By using WPI as the primary ingredient along with premium ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate (WPC), we’re able to pack 24 grams of high quality protein into every serving. This superior quality powder has been instantized for excellent mixability using a shaker cup or just a glass and spoon. There’s no doubt that this is the standard by which all other whey proteins are measured.

Naturally Occurring Amino Acid Profile
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAAs) Nonessential Amino Acids (NAAs)
Tryptophan Arginine Aspartic Acid
Valine• Cystine Serine
Threonine Tyrosine Glycine
Isoleucine• Histidine Alanine
Lysine Proline 
Leucine• Glutamine & Glutamic Acid 
Phenylalanine   
Methionine   
Typical Amounts Per Serving
~11 g ~7.7 g ~5.3 g
•Total BCAAs 5.5 grams

Beyond the Basics
72 % protein by weight (24 g of protein per 33 g serving size).
Whey protein isolate (WPI) main ingredient
Whey protein microfractions from whey protein isolate and ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate.
Over 4 grams of naturally occurring glutamine & glutamic acid in each serving.
More than 5 grams of the naturally occurring branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine in each serving.
The “Gold Standard” for protein quality. 

 


Directions

Suggested Use:
For healthy adults, consume enough protein to meet your daily protein requirements with a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements throughout the day as part of a balanced diet and exercise program.
Spoon Stirred: Gold Standard 100% Whey is Instantized. That means if you forgot your shaker cup or don't have time to get out the blender, just add one rounded scoops of Gold Standard 100% Whey to a glass filled with 6-8 oz of water or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon. Stir for about 30 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved. Tip: Adjust the taste of your Gold Standard 100% Whey by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix each scoop with 4-6 fl oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 8-10 fl oz of liquid per scoop.
Shaker Cup: Bringing a shaker cup with you to the gym is the best way to get a dose of protein immediately after your workout. Just pour in 6-8 fl oz of your preferred beverage and then add one scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey to your shaker cup. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.
Blender: Add one scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey to a blender filled with 6-8 fl oz of water or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 1 or 2 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds. Shake Up Your Shake: By adding fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, coconut and other ingredients, you can make an even more delicious shake.

Stack Your Shake: You can make Gold Standard 100% Whey an even better post workout product by adding supplements like creatine, glutamine, BCAA, and concentrated carbohydrate powders.

Think Outside The Glass: Gold Standard 100% Whey can be used for more than just protein shakes. Try mixing a scoop into oatmeal, yogurt, or the milk that you pour over your morning breakfast cereal. Better yet, increase the protein content of muffins, cookies, brownies, etc. by adding a scoop or two to your baked goods recipes.

Free Of
Gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: About 1 Scoop (29 g)
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories110
Total Fat1 g1%
   Saturated Fat0.5 g3%
Cholesterol30 mg10%
Sodium50 mg2%
Total Carbohydrate2 g1%
   Total Sugars1 g
Protein24 g48%
Calcium130 mg10%
Potassium150 mg4%
Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Lecithin, Xanthan Gum.
Warnings

Contains: Milk and soy.
Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.

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Pacing yourself during physical activity is smart to ensure that you don't burn out, overtrain, or suffer an injury. Beyond that, pacing is vital in training sessions to ensure that you can finish strong. The same especially holds true when you are competing in a race or fitness event.

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What is pacing, and why does it matter?

Pacing is essentially a strategy that you use to distribute your energy throughout your entire bout of physical activity. Being cognitively aware of how much you are physically exerting yourself will keep you in touch with signs of fatigue and allow better control of performance. Properly controlling your pace during your physical activity can help you prevent working so hard that you're unable to complete your training in the next session. Pacing allows you to avoid injury while still adding those precious extra miles, reps, or lowering your time in a race. Runners, for example, often experience injuries that prevent them from training maximally. Approximately 20 to 80% of runners experience injuries, and the majority of runners endure pain more significant than the average muscle soreness expected from physical exertion. Injuries and pain are often due to overuse, caused by not correctly pacing your training sessions. Indeed, pacing is the secret sauce for being able to improve your performance week over week. Pacing allows you to connect your body to your mind to control the outcome of your training.

How to find your proper pace

Although it is essential to listen to your body during any training session, there are some general guidelines for finding your pace. There are even online calculators to help you find your run training pace. You enter your most recent race time, and the calculator will show you how fast to run during your training week. For instance, the calculator will show you how to run at a comfortable pace based on your race time. Most exercise physiologists encourage runners to train at an easy pace for 80 to 90% of their weekly training to build their aerobic endurance and physical strength while still allowing recovery. These types of calculators are a good jumping-off point, but of course, you should always listen to your body, whether it's telling you that you can work a little harder or back off in intensity.

Tips for adjusting your pace

You can adjust your pace in real-time by simply following the physical cues your body gives you to tell you where you are within the ventilatory threshold (VT). This is a commonly used method for determining your training intensity based on your breathing in connection to your heart rate.
  • Below VT1: You should be able to hold a conversation during easy training, whether that be runs, lifting, walking, swimming, etc.
  • VT1: For a moderate pace, you should be able to speak, but it requires some effort
  • Above VT1/Below VT2: For intense exercise, you might be able to get out some sentences, but it doesn't feel comfortable.
  • VT2: For maximally intense exercise, which would be limited to a few seconds, speaking is tough, only a few words at a time with great effort

How to pace yourself for improved training

No matter if you are swimming, running, lifting weights, or performing a HIIT workout, being aware of your training pace can help you tap into new methods that challenge your body, help you progress, and keep you injury-free. Here are some pacing ideas for your next workout:
  • Alternate different paces depending on your workout: visualize how fast or slow you would go depending on how much time you plan on training. For example, if during a 30-minute workout, you will sprint for 2 minutes and then rest before sprinting again. Or if you will do a 30-minute steady run. Keep this in mind while you train and try alternating workout intensities and pace on different training days. Record your results.
  • However fast you think you should go, go a little slower: people often overestimate how much energy they can exert over a period of time. Many people start more intensely than they can carry out through their workout. Try starting easier than you think you need to and then ramping up the intensity in the middle of your activity. Remember to save some gas to finish your training.
  • Build endurance by adding time instead of intensity: try maintaining a pace that allows you to train at medium intensity for about 20 minutes. When this becomes easier, add more time to your training session, for example, 10% longer. Continue adding 10% to 15% each week. If you wish, decrease your training time every fourth week by 10% to 20% for maximal recovery.
  • Pay attention to how you feel at the beginning, middle, and end: the beginning of your workout should feel too easy, perhaps like you're going too slow, and you'll want to push more. The middle of your training should feel like you're correctly pacing yourself. At the end of your workout will feel like you can barely keep going at the current pace. Using this strategy will help you to progress your fitness level.

Pacing helps maximize your training efforts

Essentially, pacing is a smart strategy to organize and structure your workouts with improvement in mind. And improvement means progress, which is what we are all looking for. Pacing helps you neither under nor overperform, keeping you motivated towards your goals and preventing overuse injuries and burnout. Taking the time to plan out your workouts and your ideal pace while keeping track of your progress will provide tremendous dividends and make all that training pay off.

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