After I finish weight lifting I like to do around 30 minutes of cardio (jogging), but I also have a protein shake after weights like you’re supposed to. When I jog after I drink my shake im kind of bloated and full and it somewhat effects my stamina for running, so my question is, can I drink a protein shake after 30 minutes of cardio and still get the full benefits of the protein? Or does the time window really matter that much? And, will cardio effect the consumption of protein?
the question is which effect of protein you mean? Protein has far more effects than just to build muscles. One of the most important effects of protein is its assistance of the immune system, but also it helps to repair and built cell structures, it assists in the activation of the metabolism, serves as an ergetic reserve and more.
So when you drink a protein shake after running, the protein (in combination with other substances)will definitely promote fast recovery of your body and help your body to rebuilt damaged cell structures.
Hope it helped!