View Full Version : What to eat after cardio?

08-13-2002, 07:21 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?


08-13-2002, 08:07 PM
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, 11:30 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.

08-14-2002, 12:50 AM
Okay, my standard after-lift shake consists of:

44g protein
85g carb

Is that equally appropriate after a good run?

08-14-2002, 01:30 AM
I think that's fine...

Borgod Maxximus
08-14-2002, 04:40 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, 08:21 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

08-14-2002, 09:51 AM
Borgod Maxximus...doing 20 min of cardio after weight training is a great way to prevent excessive body fat gains during a bulk...

Borgod Maxximus
08-14-2002, 08:22 PM
excellent thanks LAM