Not sure if protein shakes are the best possible but they're certainly better than deep-fried stuff!
Tried the clean & jerk yesterday, was able to lift 70kg (not much I know but I'm still happy). Liking these weightlifting moves, they get the heart rate up nicely. Just have to work on the technique.
Well, it depends on the shake you're using. You'll find the vast majority of highly commercialised and marketed products endorsed by high profile bodybuilders (who don't even use the related product) are the poorest quality, despite costing a fortune. Avidly avoid anything by BSN, ON, Maximuscle and the like. I'd advise anyone to take the time to do a little research and simply read the product labels. Avoid Concentrates and stay with Isolates. Some people are fooled by the "100% Whey Protein" tag, it doesn't mean that it's 100% protein, it just means that the protein content is 100% Whey. I could go on for days, but I'll spare you all.
Good Protein shakes are excellent and pretty much required for any person who has a job or studies. It's often impossible and unnecessary for one to eat 6 whole food meals per day. I'm lucky enough to get mostly 5 on a good day and I use two shakes per day, one in the morning and one post training. Whey is excellent because it's absorbed quickly into the muscle, whereas whole foods take hours, whereas Whey protein shakes can take as little as 30 minutes.