Hi. I've been with my current gym for approximately 3months and i've been going on/off but on average, 2-3days a week. I want to step it up a little and start pushing my body alot more. Some of my mates from work goto gym with passion and have pre and post gym shakes. They advised me to get pure protein powder and mix it with say a shake or cornflakes 'after' i've been to gym so my muscles don't churn into each other. By giving them pure protein, it's giving them exactly what they need and they'll develop faster without any side affects. Now i've never done any of this stuff before and I know posting on here might reach out to a much wider community with those who have vast knowledge in this stuff. Is it really beneficial for me to use such things and if so, how would you recommend I go about it? What else could I do to help development? Are there any long term side affects? Many thanks in advance.