Rate this Post Workout shake, and post yours.
- 12-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Rate this Post Workout shake, and post yours.
Alright so I tried to cover all my bases with this post workout shake today. I usually bring a scoop and a half of whey, some creatine, and some fruit for after my workout. Today I put 1 scoop of chocolate ATW whey, 1/2 scoop of cinnamon bun ATW whey, 5 grams creatine, 5 grams BCAA powder, cinnamon and green tea extract(took powder from one capsule) for antioxidants, and a crushed up half sport vitamin in my shaker bottle, added two cups of water and drank it. Wasn't half bad. Followed that up with a half cup of raisins and another 2 cups of water while leaving the gym. I took this right after I finished stretching down. Is there anyway I could optimize this any more?
About an hour and a half later I plan on eating a solid meal.
What's your favorite PWO shake and why?
- 12-12-2008, 08:41 AM
I personally wouldn't eat fruit after a workout. Mainly because of the high fructose content but if you like doing it then that's fine.
I'm currently doing:
During and after: 1 scoop Purple Wraath
About an hour after workout: 1 1/2 cups Whole Milk
2 tbsp natty PB
1 scoop whey
some egg whites
1/2 cup oats
I'm really liking this so far.
12-12-2008, 09:06 AM
Not bad, but i would suggest waiting on your protien shake, and taking you carbs first, My protocal is very simple yet effective. I drink my bcaas about 1 set prior to completing my workout. I take 50 g waxy maize w/ 5 grams of creatine and 5 g of glutamine. and then wait to drink my protien 20 minutes later. the insulin spike from the carbs will prime your body for better upload of the protien, therefor they should be taken seperatly. ALso, peotien uplaods better into the muscle where there is less blood saturation.
12-12-2008, 09:46 AM
right now I am using 1% chocolate milk (about 16-20oz) with 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein.
12-12-2008, 10:48 AM
12-12-2008, 12:00 PM
Oh and as for the carbs first, protein after, that sounds pretty legit, except I don't know how I'd handle straight BCAAs in water, my stuff tastes like fromunda cheese or something.
12-12-2008, 12:47 PM
Im just going to go ahead and say I think youre trying too hard here. There is no need to crush up vitamins to put in a post workout shake... The anti-ox's and bcaa's, probably not needed. Just get all that other stuff throughout the day and you will be just as well off. Protein powder, some carbs, and a few grams of creatine, youll be fine. The rest of your daily intake of food and vitamins will take care of the rest. Some of the stuff on theses boards is a bit overkill and people take it way too serious. We all need to relax a little and just stick to the basics.
12-12-2008, 02:48 PM
2 scoops hydrolyzed protein
12-12-2008, 02:52 PM
12-13-2008, 01:17 PM
raisins are great for post workout they digest quickly, pretty sure they give a fairly nice insulin spike, bananas are fine too, i would avoid any other fruit though postworkout
12-14-2008, 01:07 AM
12-14-2008, 11:33 AM
12-14-2008, 04:40 PM
12-14-2008, 06:21 PM
12-14-2008, 09:49 PM
1 scoop of whey in 20 oz's of milk...sometimes I also have 1/2 up of cooked oats with it as well, depends on my pre work out meal
12-14-2008, 09:53 PM
12-15-2008, 03:30 AM
12-15-2008, 03:45 AM
8g carbs+25g protein before and during.
Another 8g carbs+25g protein after.
It's interesting how the last Glutamine study I read(dunno if they did any new ones) was IV glutamine and nothing oral whatsoever, 100% IV.
But if someone is seeing results, that's good, even if it's from "taking the product" (Placebo) and not actually the product itself.(Glutamine and it's supposed 'effects".
12-15-2008, 05:02 AM
12-15-2008, 05:28 AM
from whole foods where possible is a favourite:
20g oats ground fine
30g ripe banana
20g froz. blueberries or similar
15g from eggs (2)
12g from eggs
Throw in oats to a blender and blend to fine powder, then throw in the rest. Sometimes add in a little Greek Yoghurt, or skim milk.
Add to thermos to drink after shower and change at the gym
....and it tastes real good.
12-15-2008, 05:44 AM
12-17-2008, 12:12 PM
Immediatly after workout-
15-20 minutes later-
50g whey in water
2 cup oats
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