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Old 09-01-2005, 02:47 PM   #1
Jim Caponi
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I have been doing Crossfit for about a month now and I love the workouts and the health benefits. I was wondering what everyone has found to be the best food source or supplement to help in muscle recovery. I get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water. I also eat well, good sources of protein, some vitamins, no sugar, etc. While this does help me alot I am always open to other products/foods etc. that can assist the body's recovery process.

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Old 09-01-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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Meat. If something hurts, ditch the powder and the pills and have a steak. You need meat parts in your blood to build meat in your body. And yes, it does contain carnitine, which releaves DOMS...blah blah blah...
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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Good carbs. Drop the starchy carbs lke rice, potatoes, oatmeal and go for just tons of fruits and veggies.
Like Kalen said, lean meats. Get rid of the suppliment crap.
Good fat. Get yourself some fish oil, a bottle of olive oil and some nuts.
Real food is the way to go and try to go as natural/paleo as possible.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:20 AM   #4
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After a hard workout I eat a steak and egg sandwich. If you feel uneasy about the carbs, then dump the bread.
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:45 AM   #5
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You need carbs in the form of grains - oats, brown rice, whole grain bread and pasta. Fruit cannot be used to fuel muscles. The amount of carbs in veg is so small that you might as well not count it (remember to subtract the fiber cals). Sorry for the blasphemy. :blush:

Be careful when you eat them. If you only eat them in the 2 meals that follow your training and make the rest of the meals paleo you'll be fine
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Old 09-03-2005, 03:48 AM   #6
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Just wanted to add that I agree about ditching the vitamin tablets, just eat plenty of fruit and veg and have a varied diet and you don't need them.

But your question about you body's recovery process - EAT CARBS in the right quantity at the right time
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:03 AM   #7
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Here I go again: Chocolate milk post workout acts like expensive recovery drinks and has the same Pro/Carb ratio. Run a search on chocolate milk here or on google and you'll get a lot of info.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:09 PM   #8
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As you can tell everyone here has there own opinions and ideas of what and what not to do. I disagree completely with Paul but that doesn't make him wrong and me right. I personaly follow a paleo zone and get all my carbs from fruits and veggies.
Follow the Zone and the Crossfit slogan of "In plain language, base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar." That is going to be the most consistent advice you're going to get around here.
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Old 09-03-2005, 05:40 PM   #9
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Larry,
At the college where I work, we had Nancy Clark, MS, RD speak on nutrition Wed. night (9/1/05). She's written several nutrition books for athletes, and while she's a bit carb heavy for me; she also recommends low-fat chocolate milk as an after workout meal. She said it is almost a perfect ratio of protein to carbs
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:22 AM   #10
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Nooooo, I now agree with Nancy Clark! The world has shifted.
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