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Focus

THIS MONTH, MATT LISTER LOOKS AT THE BENEFITS OF PROTEIN SHAKES AND THE BEST INGREDIENTS TO ADD TO THEM

A WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON

It’s now commonplace to pack a recovery shake in your bag along with your headphones, towel, trainers and maybe some lippy for special occasions. This month, I was lucky enough to try out several different ranges from MaxiNutrition. But how many of us really know why we have a recovery shake, what should go in it, or even what it does for us?

When consumed, proteins are broken down into amino acids, absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to where they are needed in the body, to repair and grow tissue. Current recommended daily allowance of protein to maintain weight is 0.8g for every 1kg of body weight. So if you are 80kg (176lb), your body needs 64g (141lb) of protein per day. But for those wanting to increase their lean muscle mass, the figure is said to be between 1.4g and 1.8g per 1kg.

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About Attitude

This issue, our Attitude Awards winners take the spotlight. TV star and Man of the Year Wentworth Miller, trans model icon Andreja Pejic, comedian Alan Carr, breakthrough pop star MNEK, most stylish man winner Pietro Boselli, and gay rights activist Omar Sharif Jr. all feature on six collector’s edition covers. Plus, there are interviews with Attitude Award winners Spice Girl and honorary gay Geri, LGBT ally Beverley Knight, Active Award winners Team GB, actress Amanda Barrie and acclaimed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child director John Tiffany.