View Full Version : Post Workout Carbs

08-14-2004, 11:55 PM
What do the carbs in the post workout meal do? My gf heard from some1 that they act like protein and I thought that didn't sound right.

08-15-2004, 12:15 AM
They replace the glycogen stores in your muscle tissue, which is your primary fuel for high-power short-term work.

08-15-2004, 09:36 AM
Also spikes your insulin, shuttling nutrients into the muscle cells.

08-15-2004, 10:30 AM
Ans what is the protein for? I'm not really good at this stuff. Is that why dextrose is good? because it's a simple sugar and spikes insulin compared to a complex carb?

08-15-2004, 05:11 PM
post w/o carbs also lower blood levels of cortisol