workout nutrition is a relatively new sub category of supplements
which has come to the forefront in the past few years as the subject
of nutrient timing has also gained momentum. It is not only important
“what” we eat, but also “when” we eat it that matters.
Science has shown that the body reacts differently in regards to
recovery when carbohydrates and protein are available directly after
training, as opposed to even an hour later.
during the later half of your workout the body begins to go into a
catabolic, or “muscle wasting” state. The body has used up its
energy stores during your workout and begins to strip away muscle
proteins to use for energy. This, along with elevation of Cortisol
levels creates an unwanted effect. The goal is to always try to be in
an “anabolic” or “muscle building” state, where muscle fibers
are being built, not destroyed.
ingesting fast digesting carbohydrates and proteins like fructose and
whey, the body can halt the catabolic process before it really gets
going and revert quickly back to anabolism, saving your precious
muscle mass and improving recovery ability in the process. The idea
is that by buying a pre-made post workout product, all of the optimal
ratios of carbs and proteins have been engineered for you, and all
you need to worry about it mixing it up and drinking it after your
have issues with eating real meals in a timely fashion after your
training then using a post workout supplement is a great idea as it
is easy to consume a liquid shake afterward. You can take care of
immediate nutritional needs, then eat a real meal an hour or two
later when you are hungry. If you are typically hungry after your
workouts, then eating in the first half hour or so should have the
same positive effect for your recovery. Regardless of what form you
choose to take in your post workout nutrition, make sure that you do
for optimal gains in size, strength and recovery.