View Full Version : whats the word on milk?

10-17-2001, 02:40 PM
Ok I've heard conflicting info.

Is milk good or bad for post workout? Explain why or why not please.

10-17-2001, 02:50 PM
It's good; drink it!

10-17-2001, 03:38 PM
I've heard casein has a slow absorption rate. True or false?

And does lactose give a quick or slow insulin spike?

These are the things I'd like to know.

Bullrider Billy
10-17-2001, 03:49 PM
My comments...

"I think Doc considers a quart of low fat milk an almost perfect meal. It's ratio is about 30/45/25 (32g Protein/48g Carb/36g Fat
assuming 1% milk). And since the carbs are mostly simple (lactose... milk sugar), you should get a nice insulin spike for
post workout recovery and growth. "

I was corrected by another poster...

"Milk is great, but it won't give you an insulin spike because lactose is low glycemic."

He is right... milk is listed at 34 on the glycemic index. So it won't give you an insulin spike. Take a high glycemic carb with the milk... like a banana (62 on the gi). Or raisins or cantaloupe.

10-17-2001, 04:48 PM
its not the best for post exercise recovery meal as it has a low GI and slow acting protien especially if bulking. however its cheap and convienent.

10-17-2001, 05:42 PM
what body said...and the new guy too..bullrider billy...*grin*

lactose is low GI, and casein is slow-release...so no...not ideal for post-workout.

10-17-2001, 07:47 PM
Milk also contains whey, which is a fast absorbing protein.

10-17-2001, 09:01 PM
Yes, but I believe it's only like 20% whey, which equates to 2g. per serving (or 4 or 5 per my servings heh), hardly worth mentioning

Bam Bam
10-17-2001, 09:10 PM
ok but say you mix a scoop of whey and some malto then you got imo a good spike

10-17-2001, 09:15 PM
Don't you think you are picking every little food apart way too much? Or does the GI level of milk really make much difference for part of a post workout meal

10-18-2001, 02:17 AM
Drink milk before the workout.

10-18-2001, 04:33 AM
High GI food post workout is not a necessity.

10-18-2001, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
High GI food post workout is not a necessity.

well most people say meduim to high. but your cutting so differrent recommandations apply to bulking post work out.

10-18-2001, 01:15 PM
i love milk, does a body good, especially when bulking :D :D

10-18-2001, 03:15 PM
I dunno I find it better for cutting than bulking. Milk seems to give me a longer energy burst than (dare I say) oatmeal or **** like that, and it doesn't bloat me... plus it contains casein mostly... probably not the best choice when trying to absorb as much as possible in as little time as possible.

10-18-2001, 08:00 PM
the word on milk? it's white, cold, tastes good and it does the body good.

uh oh, looks like tryska has something for billyboy here. hey guys, looks like the new guy is taking her away from us.

*hands all the guys a trout and looks towards billy*


10-19-2001, 09:11 AM

there will be no beatings of new guys on my watch. the beating cannot commence until a new upper/lower pec argument has been broached.

Bullrider Billy
10-19-2001, 09:38 AM

10-19-2001, 10:16 AM
protecting the new guy huh? ok, i can handle that.

i'm going to start a stupid argument here just for the fun of it, upper pecs are best hit after lower pecs to better get a pump.(i don't believe it but i thought it sounded funny:D)

the doc
10-19-2001, 10:21 AM
i would advise against milk whilst cutting.
It is a high calorie food and thus is good for bulking but not cutting.

10-19-2001, 10:51 AM
nonfat dry milk and skim aren't high calorie...??

the doc
10-19-2001, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by pastdoubt
nonfat dry milk and skim aren't high calorie...??

yes but they are loaded with sugars
thus bad for cutting

10-19-2001, 11:09 AM
I like Milk :D

10-19-2001, 01:17 PM
They're slowly absorbed sugars.

I drink ~2pints every day. :D

It's really good and has a ton of glutamine.
I drink skimed milk though but most of it is chocolate (artificially sweetened) milk.