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We have talked with 110 athletes who mention and reviews whey protein supplements.


Kyla Dos Santos
Kyla Dos Santos (female, 24)
I'm a Weight-Loss Coach. This is How I Eat, Train and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Does the average female need whey protein in her diet, probably not she could very well get in all the protein she needs from her food, protein shakes were originally created for bodybuilders who needed to get more protein in that surpasses the average persons daily protein goals.
Massimo Arad
Massimo Arad (male, 39)
How I Eat, Train and Recover to Get Good and Long-Lasting Results in Fitness
As I mentioned I love a good coffer pre-workout and in terms of post-workout I usually do some BCAAs and whey if I know I’m not gonna be eating in less than 30’ (otherwise I prefer to stick to a good decent meal with proteins and carbs like chicken with veggies)
Malin Malle Jansson
Malin Malle Jansson (female, 28)
How I Eat and Train to Achieve Nordic Champion Titles
I do take supplements daily. I take regular protein powder (whey or casein) but not necessarily because I have to, but more because I like it and it’s accessible. All my supplements are from my favorite Swedish brand Tyngre.
Christine Phan Perrella
Christine Phan Perrella (female, 24)
How Working Out Helped Me to Stay Motivated and Cope with Sports Injuries
I start off my days by taking a multivitamin, echinacea, having caffeine and also taking fish oil. Throughout the day, you can find me using a mass gainer, regular whey, a preworkout, casein and occasionally a BCAA.
Fadil Jun
Fadil Jun (male, 26)
How I Kept Training and Stayed Motivated After I Broke My Hand
The only supplements I use are before and after a workout: bcaa’s + creatine before training and extra carbs + whey + glutamine + bcaa.
Bijou Matumona
Bijou Matumona (male, 33)
This is How I Do My Full-Body Workout to Stay Fit and Strong
It depends on what my specific goals are. If i want to get buffed, my diet includes high Carbs, high Protein and and low fat. If i want to be more shredded, my diet changes to low carb, high protein, low fat . My only supplements are Whey Proteine, Zero Whey and Creatine. That’s it nothing spectacular. Try to eat as clean as possible and you’re good to go.
Xander Taylor
Xander Taylor (male, 32)
I'm a Pro Circus Artist. This Is How I Train to Perform with Cirque Du Soleil
I use a 100% whey protein powder from Optimum Nutrition for ease of hitting my daily protein target, and while I don’t take caffeine supplements, I usually have a nice espresso prior to my workout. Serves both the pleasure and pump purposes!
Jerome Carlier
Jerome Carlier (male, 25)
How I Dedicated Myself to Fitness and Became a Social Media Influencer
In my gym bag, I have a towel, my gym clothes, a shaker, whey protein isolate, and BCAA. These are for me the most useful supplements for my workout.
Wayne Bester
Wayne Bester (male, 32)
How I Work as a Dancer and Run the Biggest Dance Convention in South Africa
I try not to take any supplements I like to get everything that I need from food. If I have a busy day I’ll have an ISO whey protein shake from Biogen just to keep me going and at night I take magnesium also from Biogen.
Ofentse Boloko
Ofentse Boloko (male, 28)
How I Went from Pro Rugby Player to South African Muscle Model Champion
I usually pack my headphones, lifting straps, and waist belt in my backpack together with my supplements such as amino acids and whey protein.
Aakash Kehar
Aakash Kehar (male, 30)
How I Combine Fashion Modelling with Working in Engineering
If I talk about supplements, I prefer only Kevin Levrone supplements and my favorite fat burner is Animal Cut. As of now I’m taking keto whey protein due to the keto diet I’m currently in.
Carlos Zamora
Carlos Zamora (male, 32)
This Is How I Combine Coaching with Professional MMA and American Show Wrestling
Before my training, I would eat whole food and take whey protein. I also live listening to motivational music. Nothing fancy. Then after training, I would take protein of course.
Uracha Teerawanitsan
Uracha Teerawanitsan (female, 27)
How Crossfit Has Made Me the Fittest Woman in Thailand
Skipping rope Gymnastics grips Whey protein/BCAA/Creatine and shaker White board marker Tape with me all the time! How do you keep going and push harder?
David Wang
David Wang (male, 25)
How Fitness Gave Me Confidence and Took Me from Scrawny to Muscular
I don’t always use supplements, and typically the only evidence-based supplements I use are whey protein (Optimum Nutrition Natural Whey), creatine from time to time, fish oil and vitamin D if I’m not getting a lot of sun during specific times of the year.
Taylor Bradley
Taylor Bradley (male, 27)
How I Got Into Dancing and Became a Professional Dancer for Cirque Du Soleil
I’m not a huge supplement person aside from whey protein after a workout and some melatonin & CBD before bed (have I mentioned I love sleep yet?).
Maeve Kavanagh
Maeve Kavanagh (female, 29)
How I Stay Strong and Fit Without Having to Suffer and Do Endless Cardio
I also usually have a whey protein shake post training, current obsession is mixing Genetix cappunchino flavour with 0% fat greek yoghurt and some cereal for carbs!
Kayla Ross-Jackson
Kayla Ross-Jackson (female, 28)
I'm a Dance Choreographer, Fitness Instructor and Model. This is How I Make My Workouts Fun
My favourite exercises include cardio dance, barre, cyclefit, aerobics, yoga, and intense core workouts. Drinking a lot of water during a workout is essential, as well as eating a protein bar or adding my favourite protein powder Six Star Pro Nutrition Whey Protein. All I need is my towel, water, my best running shoes, and some good tunes to get my workout going.
Jessica Sanki
Jessica Sanki (female, 38)
I Have Been in CrossFit for 8 Years. This Is How I Train and Compete
I usually don’t take any supplement during training but I sometimes have some BCAAs (NOCCO). Just after training I like to take a Whey Protein (Foodspring).
Kudakwashe Christopher Jinya
Kudakwashe Christopher Jinya (male, 31)
How I Kept Going after an Injury Crashed My Professional Football Career
My protein sources consist of basically fish, chicken and eggs. I rarely eat red meat but I do also supplement my diet with USN Hardcore whey protein and USN Amino Energ-G BCAAs too.
Lulu Rentie
Lulu Rentie (female, 31)
No Excuses. This Is How I Worked out Every Day of My Pregnancy
I also take turmeric, fish oil, and multivitamin with iron and calcium + a whey protein shake. All through Advocare.
Mirka Henriksson
Mirka Henriksson (female, 27)
How I Became a Competitive Crossfitter after Less than a Year
I take supplements like vitamin D and iron (when I’m eating mainly vegetarian food). I also use creatine and whey protein.
Kevin Lukarski
Kevin Lukarski (male, 25)
How I Love Working as a Physiotherapist and Personal Trainer
Protein intake comes from Bodylab24 Whey Protein Isolate and for carbohydrates I simply use Bodylab24 Maltodextrin during workout and some fruit with fast sugars afterwards.
Aaron Charles Mossadeg
Aaron Charles Mossadeg (male, 27)
This is How I Went from Skinny to Muscular and Became an Actor
I’m currently taking MyProtein whey protein and MyProtein BCAA.
Kara Corey
Kara Corey (female, 36)
I Was the First Bikini Competitor on YouTube. This Is How I Keep Getting Better and Stronger
For protein I choose between MTS Machine Whey or if I want plant based I go with Ambrosia Planta. Then I also like to add 1 scoop of Per Vitam Collagen protein to my diet daily.
Brittaney Johnston
Brittaney Johnston (female, 27)
This Is How I Work as an International Model, Stay Energized and in Shape
I personally love having a shot of coffee ‘to fire me up before a session on a fasted stomach. After we do our workout we make sure we add protein ‘in the form of Vegan or Whey Protein Powder’ to our post workout smoothie.
Fa Biente
Fa Biente (male, 28)
I'm a Lifestyle, Travel and Fitness Influencer. How I Went from Overweight to Fit
Now, I use a program that helps for losing fat, with “Like a champion” for 12 weeks. I use the brand “FITADIUM” for food supplements like creatine, protein whey isolate, fat burn, booster, etc., and I eat healthy like white meat, vegetables (broccoli), rice , fruit, white cheese 0%.
Ivan Polanco
Ivan Polanco (male, 26)
I'm a Singer-Songwriter and Martial Artist. This is How I Balance Bodybuilding and Music
I count macronutrients and have found that it’s the easiest method for me to manage my weight. I’ve never been a big supplement guy, but now I do take whey protein. When it comes down to it however, make sure to still get the majority of my calories from natural food sources.
Georgie Massey
Georgie Massey (female, 27)
I'm a Full-Time Primary School Teacher. This is How I Combine Teaching and Weight Training
I also use protein powder post workout. Everything I use is from Slimtum. I am currently using SlimTum Lotus Plant Protein, which I really like. In terms of whey protein, I used Body Ripped Evolution Whey for ages and I still really rate it.
Alex Crockford
Alex Crockford (male, 29)
I'm the Creator of Crockfit. This is How I Eat, Train, and Maintain Good Mental Health
I use reflex nutrition (feel free to use my discount code PTCROCKFORD50) and my day-to-day supplements are a protein shake, from whey and also a plant based one, a multivitamin, creatine, vitamin D, omega 3, and ZMA. 
Fernanda Rosa
Fernanda Rosa (female, 41)
This is How I Became Stronger and More Fit After My Pregnancy
I avoid eating junk food and fats. My eating plan is very diversified and complete. I don’t agree with restrictive diet. I use whey protein after training according to the prescription of the nutritionist. I like to use Max Titanium.
Viktoria Kay
Viktoria Kay (female, 36)
I'm a Model and Influencer. This is How I Maintain My Hourglass Figure
When I travel, I do not pressure myself to stick to my fitness routine; I allow myself to have some freedom as well. I like to use ‘Amazing Grass’ protein powder from Whole Foods (I am allergic to whey) and other natural supplements that help me with my energy.
Christopher Melancon
Christopher Melancon (male, 23)
I'm a Bodybuilding Coach. This is How I Lost 15 Pounds in Four Weeks
I do not take many vitamins or supplements. I take the Great Value vitamins along with C4 Pre workout and Optimum brand whey protein and creatine. Keep it simple until you have to get more advanced.
Yash Vardhan Swami
Yash Vardhan Swami (male, 25)
How I Lost 44 Kg and Became an Online Transformation Coach with over 2000 Clients
For example: While traveling or for vegetarian days, I add in some whey protein, omega’s, a good multivitamin, vegetable extracts, greens, fibre.
Alessandro Giovanniello
Alessandro Giovanniello (male, 26)
I'm a Personal Trainer and Online Coach. This is How I Eat, Train and Recover
For my diet, I follow the zone diet (40-30-30). Being a subject that I tend to quickly accumulate fat when I eat a lot of carbohydrates, I found refuge in this very valid diet. Even if it doesn’t, I use food supplements like whey protein, glutamine, creatine because they help recovery after workouts.
Lesley Maxwell
Lesley Maxwell (female, 63)
I am 63. This is How I've Competed and Won Over 30 Fitness Titles
With regards to supplements – I only use whey protein isolate (organic of course). I spend my money on quality food – all organic – and I eat fats quite generously – including saturated fats. I prefer to get my energy from fats rather than pre workout supplements.
Marco Bauer
Marco Bauer (male, 32)
I'm a Natural Fitness Enthusiast. This is How I Eat, Workout and Push Harder
As for supplements, I like whey and I take it three times a week. I also take magnesium every day and Omega 3 capsules.
Ifakharen Yassine
Ifakharen Yassine (male, 27)
How Training Helped Me to Overcome Being Born with a Congenital Disorder
The only brand I trust is Optimum Nutrition. I’ve been using their whey protein and now I am taking the Platinum Hydrowhey Protein Powder to avoid the lactose allergies.
Adam Kuncicki
Adam Kuncicki (male, 25)
How I Work as a Vegan Bodybuilder and Supplement Ambassador
While preparing for the competition, I already eat 100% clean and reduce the calories from carbohydrates to about 2500Kcal. I also use, “Siła Roślin” supplements (primarily whey protein, creatine, B12, D3), because for me it is equally important that not only food but also nutrients be of the best quality.
Mario Impens
Mario Impens (male, 36)
This is How I Competed in Both National and International Shows
The supplements I take are rather limited and basic like I use whey protein (Isolate) and/or egg protein powder and ZMA before sleep. Sometimes in winter some multivitamins to promote my immune system better but that’s about it.
Snir Azoulay
Snir Azoulay (male, 20)
How Superheroes Inspired Me to Become a WNBF Bodybuilding Champion
I don’t have any partner in my training, but if I would, I believe it would be nice but not necessary. I don’t have any pre-workout/intra workout shakes. Only after the workout, I consume a post-workout shake that includes: Whey Protein + Creatine, Glutamine, Beta-Alanine.
Antonio Laborte
Antonio Laborte (male, 21)
I'm a Weightlifting Coach. This is How Fitness and Sports Impact My Life
The supplements I use are Ghost Pre-Workout, GNC Creatine Monohydrate, and Whey Isolate Protein Powder.
Deon John
Deon John (male, 47)
I'm a Men's Physique Competitor. This Is How I Prepare Myself Mentally for Training
I normally use Whey Protein only for my supplements. It helps me with my growth. As for junk food, I normally eat clean. I will have an occasional chocolate bar (a href=””>Mr.Big,/a>) or a nice pastry once or twice a month. 🙂
Jennifer Reece
Jennifer Reece (female, 42)
I'm an IFBB Figure Competitor. This is How Bodybuilding Gave Me Transformative Evolutions
As for supplementation, I don’t really use much. I use a good whey isolate daily and glutamine post training. Otherwise, I get all my nutrition and energy from food, good sleep and when necessary, black coffee.
Maya Nassar Maalouf
Maya Nassar Maalouf (female, 33)
How I Train to Become an International Fitness Model Champion
I don’t take many supplements but after training I like having a scoop of Whey protein powder mixed with water. My favorite brand is Optimum Nutrition.
Alejandra Estefanía
Alejandra Estefanía (female, 30)
I'm a Fitness Influencer and Lawyer. This Is How I Train and Stay Fit
My usual supplements are whey protein, caffeine (morning coffee), multivitamins and Omegas (3,6 and 9).
James Anthony Emmerson
James Anthony Emmerson (male, 35)
I'm a Teacher and Model. This is How I Maintain My Six-Pack Abs All Year Round
As for supplements, believe it or not, they are gone too: Creatine, amino acids, even whey protein are things of the past for me. Each time I touch any of them, my stomach blows up. Since leaving them alone, I haven’t seen any loss of muscle mass.
Albert Shao
Albert Shao (male, 33)
How I Plan and Prepare for Bodybuilding Contests
Food choices, I tend to have staple meals, like rice, chicken, salmon patties, beef, veggies, and whey. Then, I would have snacks to help fill in the little macros that I am missing for the day. I pretty much eat similar foods when I cut and bulk, just bigger or smaller portions, depending on which phase I am in.
Tony DiNinno
Tony DiNinno (male, 52)
I'm a Competitive Bodybuilder and Fitness Model. This is How I Train, Eat and Recover
I use some supplements occasionally such as a whey protein powder from American Made Nutrition and multivitamin but stick mostly with clean whole food. I am a big fan of bison because it’s very lean and taste incredible. I have all my food prepped for the week so I am prepared and stay on track with my eating. If you prepare you have a less tendency to fail.
Gustavo White
Gustavo White (male, 59)
I'm 59. This Is How Fitness Became a Way of Life
Muscle Pharm Combat Whey Protein
Nick Shaw
Nick Shaw (male, 32)
I'm a Bodybuilder and CEO. This Is How Self-discipline Keeps Me Going
My supplements typically involve a whey/carb shake during training (a bit more of each when weight training, especially in the higher volume weeks and then a bit less for technique classes at BJJ). These shakes usually have about 20-30g whey protein from Ascent Protein and about 40-50g carbs.
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