11/18/2008 8:27am, #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
Post Workout Recovery Drink - Advice Please
I've been using this for my post workout recovery for some time now:
and it seems to be really helping.
One of the PT's who works at our gym has started traing Jits with us and was speaking to my training partner about this formula. He said that having Carbs and Protein together was a bad idea as it inhibits your body's ability to take up Protein and, unfortunately I wasn't there to hear this first hand, said it was something to do with "binding".
I always thought that you should have your Protein and Carbs together but the guy is very knowledgable on other subjects and highly qualified so I didn't want to just dismiss what he said.
Can anyone shed any light on this?" The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus
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11/18/2008 8:38am, #2
It doesn't make any sense, if you ask me.
The carbs, waxy maize, glutamine and protein all in one drink makes that stuff one hell of a combo.
Think about all the weight gainer products out there that bodybuilders and fighters use t gain weight, all with at least 40-100g of carbs for servng, I dunno...sounds like that PT doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. He might, but in all my years I've never heard of anything like that."This is why we are here. Because the Martial Arts for too long have been cloaked in an unnecessary level of secrecy bordering on mysticism, and its in these shadows that the cockroaches love to hide. -Phrost"
Originally Posted by Squerlli
11/18/2008 8:41am, #3
I've heard theres a ratio of about 4 to 1 protein to carbs which is the best for PWO, and also that carbs will slow down the ingestion of protein.... not sure whether this is true though!
11/18/2008 9:12am, #4
1) The PT's an idiot.
2) My personal preference is for chocolate milk + whey protein + creatine + maybe a tablet of Vitamin C on the side, but that powder looks to be all right too, especially if you (like me right now) have nowhere to keep chocolate milk refrigerated during a workout.
11/18/2008 9:42am, #5
Adding to the chorus: everything I've read says get some high-GI carbs within an hour after the workout to facilitate storage of muscle cell glycogen, plus some fast-digesting protein & aminos for muscle repair/growth. I usually drink a smoothie with whey protein, bananas (+ other fruit by season), glutamine & BCAA for this purpose.“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
11/18/2008 11:10am, #6
i blend a smoothie of protien enriched slim fast and a bananna, maybe throw in a scoop of creatine.
11/18/2008 11:28am, #7
yup, chocolate milk and a bananna. Potassium and fat and sugar. Anything more complicated and my brain explodes.
11/18/2008 12:30pm, #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Albany, Oregon
- MMA, BJJ, CMD, TKD, FMA
Same here, chocolate milk and a couple bananas, maybe a Tiger Milk bar or such if I feel like I really need some extra protein. Every night after I train I grab that on the way back, usually 20-30 minutes post workout. Cost is usually 2-3 bucks total.
11/18/2008 12:30pm, #9
Originally Posted by Asriel
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
- Northern Mantis Kung Fu
At least that's how I understand it, but I'm no biochemist. This is a decent article on post workout nutrition... http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/magaz...pportunity.htm
11/18/2008 1:53pm, #10
http://www.trueprotein.com is a pretty interesting site that you can use to custom make blends of different types of proteins, carbs etc. So if anyone is really interested in it that is a pretty good site for custom products.
If you want the convenience of something pre-mixed to your specifications rather than mixing various things together it is a pretty nice site.