View Full Version : Energy Drink Postworkout???

Stephen Riddington
10-26-2004, 12:52 PM
Is it OK to have energy drink post workout????

Sometimes, I have to go straight to school after workout, so I can't go home and have a protein shake, so is it OK to have Monster, or Red Bull etc. after workout???

10-26-2004, 12:53 PM
well then bring your protein shake with you =\

10-26-2004, 12:57 PM
I agree with Ryuage. Important to get that protein in post-workout.
Sometimes I freeze my shake in the shaker before taking it with me so its still cold later.

10-26-2004, 01:19 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but what about eating in particular about 10 to 15 minutes after a workout?

10-26-2004, 01:38 PM
what about it

Stephen Riddington
10-26-2004, 02:29 PM
well then bring your protein shake with you =\

I would if I had any protein powder, but I meant with lack of powder.

Isaac Wilkins
10-26-2004, 02:33 PM
You'd be better off with something sugary but not an energy drink.

Caffeine has a negative effect on protein synthesis. I have a few studies kicking around that explain the mechanism, but I'm at work right now. Gal is pretty studied on this, if I remember correctly. This was one of his pet projects a while back.

10-26-2004, 03:12 PM
In an ideal situation, avoid CNS stimulants around the workout window.