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Old 11-04-2007, 10:14 PM   #2
Derek Weaver
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Re: Newbie needs to know about carbs after exercise

You're going to get a lot of different responses to this thread.

Some people say you need a mix of simple carbs and protein within 30 minutes of exercise in order to rush nutrients to the muscles while they're primed for recovery. Others will point out that prime recovery times are 14-15 hours after exercise and that you shouldn't sweat the small stuff.

Others will possibly point out that there is a large growth hormone response after a workout and that waiting for a while after a workout may be a good idea before eating.

I just follow Zone recommendations, with a Zoned smoothie/shake after my workout. I try and get it down within 45 minutes after I work out, but I don't stress if I'm a little late with it.

Check out Enter The Zone, and any other zone resource there is. You'll find all the information you need out there.
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