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Old 02-07-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
Joey Guth
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Post-workout nutrition

Conventional bodybuilding has always touted the 30 minute window for recovery shakes that are high in protein and carbs, but not fat because it slows absorption. Would you say that this is still true if one is following zone protocols?
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:41 AM   #2
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Re: Post-workout nutrition

Go to the Zone website and click on the drop down menu where you'll find something about Athlete's in the Zone or something along those lines.

They say load with a one block snack about a half hour before your workout, then get in a liquid Zone meal/snack and another about a half hour after that (this can be solid). So, yes, you should keep PWO nutritient "Zoned" according to Dr. Sears

PWO nutrition is a bit of a slippery slope though. On the one hand, replenishing glycogen stores and evening out hormones is usually a good thing, except that carbs will increase insulin, and decrease growth hormone (not a good thing). If you haven't read Dr. Arthur Devany's "Evolutionary Fitness" (w/f/s) essay and his blog, I would check it out. He'll give better insight than I can.
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:30 AM   #3
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Re: Post-workout nutrition

I read an article a while back, but I cannot remember where I saw it at. In the article the study pretty much debunked the whole 30 minute "magic" window theory and stated that as long as you replenished aminos and glycogen within 2 hours post training you would still reap the benefits of this "window" of opportunity. I tend to wait about an hour or so to get the most out of the training induced GH rise. I do , however , take a few BCAA capsules right after training. Then I will follow that up about an hour later with a 3 block shake of protein powder , frozen berries and natural peanut/flax seed butter.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:02 PM   #4
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Re: Post-workout nutrition

25 grams of Isopure Zero Carb Whey
25 grams of True Protien Micellar Casein
5 strawberries
1 cup skim milk
10 grams BCAA

Blend and Drink. I will also eat a banana or plain white bagel..

YEAH I KNOW.. BUT I want the insulin spike 30 mins PWO to maximize protein uptake.
Check out my thread on Tuning the Zone for Lean Mass.
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