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motor head
12-27-2008, 05:55 PM
Should something be consumed after lifting even if im not hungry. Obviously I want to take in fewer calories but also want to maintain muscle so should I have a shake or something?


thanks-Dave

VikingWarlord
12-27-2008, 06:47 PM
A shake is good immediately post workout. You want to get something within 45-60 minutes afterward. Whey with a small amount of dextrose should be sufficient, but eat a real meal maybe 2 hours afterward.

That always helped me anyway.

HILL
12-28-2008, 08:46 AM
if you are dieting it depends on your daily totals. i always have a whey protein shake or whey isolate. if im bulking or allowed carbs in my diet then i will have some waxy maize starch.

if cutting on minimul to no carbs i will have come whey protein only or maybe some brazil nuts as well.

Unreal
12-29-2008, 08:40 AM
Whatever fits into your diet plan. I normally eat dinner after lifting which is normally veggies/chicken, or on the weekend it maybe oats/nitrean.

CrazyK
12-29-2008, 02:29 PM
Dextrose/Whey shake. Very cheap and efficient. Depending on your training...up the amount of dextrose you use when you trained the larger bodyparts (legs/back).

Overall it's a pretty nitpicky topic though. I know a lot of GOOD bodybuilders who just have some steak and potatoe's after training.