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Old 01-28-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
Eric S. Jensen
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Post workout Meal or Shake?

So I've read many posts about what is best for PWO nutrition if any at all. I've read
-Whey
-Whey and flax
-Chocolate milk
-fruit
-fasting
-aminos
-And about 10 combinations or each.

I'm about 12%bf and 84 kg. I have started following the Paleo diet. However I am not opposed to Dairy if I could get away with having it Post workout. My goals are strength and fat loss. Thank you
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: Post workout Meal or Shake?

is there a question?
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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Re: Post workout Meal or Shake?

Just yours frank.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:05 PM   #4
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Re: Post workout Meal or Shake?

From what I've learned on this subject, I would say first of all get something to eat / drink. The sooner the better.
I believe there is a window of opportunity of about 30 minutes immediately post workout. In this span of time the body is most inclined to accept protein and other important nutrients. In order to rebuild the muscular tissue you've just "destroyed" the body must have access to the proper fuel, so to speak. I believe solid foods takes longer to digest - which in this case is "bad" - therefore I would go with something fluid. I always drink milk post workout, but hey that's just me. Whether you take some sort of protein shake, or a big glass of milk - I don't think it makes much difference.

Just my opinion and besides I don't think it is anything to obsess over.
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Re: Post workout Meal or Shake?

Chocolate milk

high carbs for fast absorption, protien and it's cheap and easy.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #6
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Re: Post workout Meal or Shake?

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Chocolate milk

high carbs for fast absorption, protien and it's cheap and easy.
Its also notoriously made with HFCS if people care about that aspect.

Unless you are trying to gain mass, the post workout requirement is pretty non-existent.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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Re: Post workout Meal or Shake?

True, but after a workout, I don't mind spiked insulin. My muscle are way depleted then
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
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Re: Post workout Meal or Shake?

If your goal is fat loss....the last thing you need to do is spike insulin post workout (of course there is more complicated questions such as how often are you working out, are you REALLY depleting muscle glycogen with your workout, how many other days are you in an "oxidative" state to actually burn fat...as we all know exercise is not how you burn fat, it just helps to setup the correct environment). Take some BCAAs PRE-workout (as studies show them just as effective in protein synthesis) and then go for WHOLE foods pwo. Shakes only make people fatter and bloated....or at least that's all I've ever seen. Oh yeah.....eat PLENTY of protein on non-workout days....as that is when your muscles really grow. At 12% BF I would stay away from milk unless you plan on cycling your carbs for 3-4 days low with more oxidative fat burning exercise.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:05 PM   #9
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Re: Post workout Meal or Shake?

Robb Wolf has some great info. on his blog about this. He, if I recall correctly, recommends carbs, like a sweet potato, immediately within 30 minutes of working out. He even suggest trying moving 50% of your daily carbs to this timeframe. There is also some science-mumbo-jumbo that taking in carbs during this period does not pose the same insulin spiking issues. It's a window of oppurtunity.

Anyway, I recommend you go over there to the blog and check it out yourself.

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Robb Wolf has some great info. on his blog about this. He, if I recall correctly, recommends carbs, like a sweet potato, immediately within 30 minutes of working out. He even suggest trying moving 50% of your daily carbs to this timeframe. There is also some science-mumbo-jumbo that taking in carbs during this period does not pose the same insulin spiking issues. It's a window of oppurtunity.

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