View Full Version : What to eat after cardio?
08-13-2002, 06:21 PM
Just like the title says.
Do we need protein after running? What kind of carbs? Is the standard post-lifting shake (whey + dextrose) suitable after a run?
if cutting I would stick to protein and a small amount of carbs (less than 30 grams) to keep the insulin response low as to not halt lipolysis...
if bulking I would consume about 10 grams of protein and about 100 grams of simple sugars to replace as much muscle glycogen as possible.
08-13-2002, 10:30 PM
I dunno, I'm on the same lines as LAM. However, I would want a tad more carbs post workout if I was cutting. I dunno if there is a way to calculate what you need, but I would hate to not have enough carbs, cause then your body would convert to taking that precious protein needed for muscles and converting it into glucose for energy.
08-13-2002, 11:50 PM
Okay, my standard after-lift shake consists of:
Is that equally appropriate after a good run?
08-14-2002, 03:40 AM
Im bulking and I do a cardio session twice a week usually at the end of my back/bi/leg workout.
I still have my dextrose/maltodextrin/creatine & protein postworkout drink.
Does doing a 20mins cardio sesh after my workout seem to be pointless or less-constructive?
08-14-2002, 07:21 AM
2 days a week (on rest days only) i do 20 mins of pilates and then 10 mins jumping rope and then consume 1/2cup of oatmeal 1 1/3 cup of total cereal a pint of milk 1 scoop of whey powder in the milk and 5 egg whites with half cup fat free cheese
Borgod Maxximus...doing 20 min of cardio after weight training is a great way to prevent excessive body fat gains during a bulk...
08-14-2002, 07:22 PM
excellent thanks LAM
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