Post-Workout Meal Post-workout meals help your body repair and replenish after breaking down the muscle

  • CanYouKeepUp

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    Dec 09, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    Post-workout meals help your body repair and replenish after breaking down the muscle.

    After you train, your body is ready to accept carbs and protein that it needs to grow.

    You should consume a liquid (protein shake) or solid meal 30-60 minutes after you train. If you don't have a post-workout shake immediately after your last set, you'll still be able to meet your goals. I suggest 0.25 grams of protein and 0.25-0.5 grams of carbs per pound of your target bodyweight depending on your goals.
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    Dec 09, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    CanYouKeepUp saidPost-workout meals help your body repair and replenish after breaking down the muscle.

    After you train, your body is ready to accept carbs and protein that it needs to grow.

    You should consume a liquid (protein shake) or solid meal 30-60 minutes after you train. If you don't have a post-workout shake immediately after your last set, you'll still be able to meet your goals. I suggest 0.25 grams of protein and 0.25-0.5 grams of carbs per pound of your target bodyweight depending on your goals.


    This was a huge discovery for me. But I think you need to eat almost immediately after working. It hugely improves recovery time. Since I sometimes work out kinda late it means eating at nearly 10 pm but it still works.
  • rugbyjockca

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    Dec 09, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    My trainer has me having a protein shake and piece of fruit right away after a workout and then a large meal a bit later, 30-60 minutres after or so.
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    Dec 10, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    I find I feel better if I consume a protein shake right after a workout. I mix whey protein, creatine, and grape juice together. Then I have a whole food meal a couple of hours later.