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    How many calories for post-workout meal?


    When I go to the gym, I drink a 700cal mass gainer throughout my workout.

    I usually eat my post workout meal about 1-1 1/2 hours after.

    How many calories should that meal be?

    I usually do between 650-850...


    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin1 View Post
    When I go to the gym, I drink a 700cal mass gainer throughout my workout.

    I usually eat my post workout meal about 1-1 1/2 hours after.

    How many calories should that meal be?

    I usually do between 650-850...


    Thanks!
    Why would you drink a mass gainer during your workout?

    To your question, whatever amount of calories you need to hit your daily calories/macros
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvawahoowa View Post
    Why would you drink a mass gainer during your workout?

    To your question, whatever amount of calories you need to hit your daily calories/macros
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    Please tell me that's a joke you drink your mass gainer during your workout?
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    I saw 2 people the other day drinking their protein shakes during their workout
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I saw 2 people the other day drinking their protein shakes during their workout
    I've seen people drinking protein shakes during workouts also but I don't think I ever would/could
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne

    I've seen people drinking protein shakes during workouts also but I don't think I ever would/could
    I drink a carb drink during my workout mixed with strive
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD261985 View Post

    I drink a carb drink during my workout mixed with strive
    Ya I've drank Gatorade before... just don't think I could do protein which I know some people like/prefer.
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    No I wouldn't do protein either. I think carbs before during and after are best for bulking and do protein before and after. I consume 50 g whey protein isolate immediately after along with 2 scoops vitargo s2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD261985 View Post
    No I wouldn't do protein either. I think carbs before during and after are best for bulking and do protein before and after. I consume 50 g whey protein isolate immediately after along with 2 scoops vitargo s2
    I agree... other then the vitargo s2. That ***t is expensive and I would rather eat a Banana or some other simple carb food/drink (Gatorade), even though carbs aren't necessary immediately post workout. Only really need whey protein. But I add carbs when I'm bulking just to get extra carbs and calories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne

    I agree... other then the vitargo s2. That ***t is expensive and I would rather eat a Banana or some other simple carb food/drink (Gatorade), even though carbs aren't necessary immediately post workout. Only really need whey protein. But I add carbs when I'm bulking just to get extra carbs and calories.
    Post workout is the only time I actually have carbs.... Need to replenish them glycogen stores!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukef2000

    Post workout is the only time I actually have carbs.... Need to replenish them glycogen stores!!
    I give myself about a 4 hour window to have carbs after my workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin1 View Post
    When I go to the gym, I drink a 700cal mass gainer throughout my workout.

    I usually eat my post workout meal about 1-1 1/2 hours after.

    How many calories should that meal be?

    I usually do between 650-850...


    Thanks!
    Next week i'll begin with my intra shake. Its probably closer to 400cals though with 1/4t bulk P-Slin mixed in it & 1 cap AP 20min before.

    Im usually starving when I get home and I'll have my usual 10oz chicken + sweet potato meal within 30min of getting home. There's no real set answer for your questions. It all depends on daily macros, really.

    If you dont mind me asking, what mass gainer shake are you using? I have done this in the past but have moved to making my own (whey isolate, peptapro, WMS, Karbolyn, Glycofuse etc...) Its usually cheaper and you can get the exact macros you want without the fat (the biggest issue, IMO) and a "better" source of protein & carbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88

    I give myself about a 4 hour window to have carbs after my workout.
    what if your window doesnt open?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    what if your window doesnt open?
    I force it open haha. I dont have any real restraints at this point in my life.
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    You are going to be better off eating a large meal 2-3 hours prior then having your mass shake an hour before your workout. If you want something during, have a carb drink with BCAA then after ward have some high gi carbs (karbolyn, vitargo, even gatorade) with whey iso or EAA's then 30-60 min later have your whole food meal. There is no way I could do a shake during my workout. I have a hard enough time keeping BCAA/water down during training when I do back or legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Please tell me that's a joke you drink your mass gainer during your workout?

    lol. Your implying that I am a dumbass for drinking my shake throughout my workout.
    Nevertheless, when someone else (sean1332) comments on this forum, saying they've seen people do the same, you reply with "i just dont think i could/would"

    So now that your playing both sides of the field, please expound upon why its a "joke" that i may drink a shake throughout my workout?
    Thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Next week i'll begin with my intra shake. Its probably closer to 400cals though with 1/4t bulk P-Slin mixed in it & 1 cap AP 20min before.

    Im usually starving when I get home and I'll have my usual 10oz chicken + sweet potato meal within 30min of getting home. There's no real set answer for your questions. It all depends on daily macros, really.

    If you dont mind me asking, what mass gainer shake are you using? I have done this in the past but have moved to making my own (whey isolate, peptapro, WMS, Karbolyn, Glycofuse etc...) Its usually cheaper and you can get the exact macros you want without the fat (the biggest issue, IMO) and a "better" source of protein & carbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin1 View Post

    lol. Your implying that I am a dumbass for drinking my shake throughout my workout.
    Nevertheless, when someone else (sean1332) comments on this forum, saying they've seen people do the same, you reply with "i just dont think i could/would"

    So now that your playing both sides of the field, please expound upon why its a "joke" that i may drink a shake throughout my workout?
    Thanks!!


    No. You said a mass gainer during a workout. I wouldn't drink a mass gainer during a workout. And I said I've seen people drinking whey as an intra product. And ya I said I don't think I could/would drink whey during a workout.

    And I was never calling you a dummy man. Was simply giving my own opinion.
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    I wouldnt drink a mass gainer during a workout personally. Most have carbs that arent ideal for intra workout. I do make an intra shake that contains protein(whey hydro) and carbs(Glycofuse[HBCD]).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin1 View Post

    lol. Your implying that I am a dumbass for drinking my shake throughout my workout.
    Nevertheless, when someone else (sean1332) comments on this forum, saying they've seen people do the same, you reply with "i just dont think i could/would"

    So now that your playing both sides of the field, please expound upon why its a "joke" that i may drink a shake throughout my workout?
    Thanks!!
    Why don't you just bring a plate of steak and potatoes with you to the gym?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvawahoowa View Post
    Why don't you just bring a plate of steak and potatoes with you to the gym?
    Hahaha now that'd be hilarious
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    drinking a mass shake during your workout kind of disrupts the process...and cant imagine that you could get througha workout without feeling like crap. A light dextrose drink maybe, that way you will be hungry after your done training. The reason you eat 90 minutes after you train is becuase you already ate...during your workout.
  

  
 

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