View Full Version : timing of postworkout meal ?

Joe Black
04-18-2001, 11:48 AM
when is the ultimate best time to take it ?

Immediately after ?

I sometimes drive home then make a shake and eat some bananas, so its roughly 15-20 mins after my workout..

If this is gonna hinder my gains I will make sure I take a shake to the gym..

What are your thoughts ?

04-18-2001, 12:13 PM
As soon as i finish my last set of of whatever lift and stretch off, i head straight for my bag and down my prolab isolate shake and oatmeal:D

Then i have a proper meal about 1hr 15-30mins after:)

04-18-2001, 05:10 PM
Hulk is the devil! 666 posts!

Anyway, i drink my N-Large, canola, OJ and a bagel right after training, then 90 minutes later i have a slower digesting meal. Usually ground beef.

the doc
04-18-2001, 06:10 PM
immediately following i take in the following potion 10 g glut, 7 g creat, Schiff joint mix (1.5 g glucosamine, .5 g chondroiton sulfate and 10 g of hydrolized collagen), 40 g of protein (whey isolate 70% /hydrolized whey-casein 30%). Within a half hour i consume walnuts (20 -40 g GOOD fat) and then after 1.5 hr i take a good full meal.

why? Because after you exercise is when protein and ATP synthesis are primed up and amino acid uptake can be at its highest.

Take a shake to the gym. If its not a pain then why not?
Its at least worth the placebo effect!

Chris Rodgers
04-19-2001, 07:08 AM
I don't have much of a scientific response, but I take my postworkout meal within a few minutes after I train. I aloso train on an empty stomach, so I need to get something in my system fast after I train.

04-19-2001, 07:33 AM
80g simple carbs
20g whey protein
before I start the car to leave the gym

creatine or glutamine sometimes.

nap if there's time.

1 hr later, real food.

04-19-2001, 10:28 AM
I workout,
go home,
indulge in tuna sandwich heaven (approximately 45 min. after workout).

I have heard you should wait an hour after a workout to eat, but I don't know the logic behind that. I eat when i'm hungry.