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jhomerun20
11-16-2004, 10:02 PM
I have been a bit confused as to what is exaclty is best to consume immediatley after training. I know about the 3:1 C to P ratio, but what type of carbs are best? I read that Fructose is not good, and something like gatorade, or even a pancake or low-fat muffin is better because of the higher glucose content? Any ideas for a good post-workout shake?

trojan1444
11-16-2004, 10:03 PM
I have the same question.......

Right now I'm usually having 2 scoops of whey, a banana and a serving of Gatorade. Comes out to 350 calories, 36g protein, 45g carbs. A

Any suggestions/improvements?

Vido
11-17-2004, 01:00 AM
It's not really that big a deal, but a lot of people will say dextrose is the be-all end-all of post-workout carbs, with maltodextrin, or a mix of the two, being close behind.

agentplaya1
11-17-2004, 01:17 AM
I have the same question.......

Right now I'm usually having 2 scoops of whey, a banana and a serving of Gatorade. Comes out to 350 calories, 36g protein, 45g carbs. A

Any suggestions/improvements?

I'd say up your carbs more to replenish glycogen stores and to better facilitate nutrient uptake.

Adam
11-18-2004, 03:53 PM
im with agent, pre/during/post i have 160carbs and 90pro.
I dont say you have to take that much, i do though. FYI im 185lbs

smalls
11-18-2004, 03:56 PM
It's not really that big a deal, but a lot of people will say dextrose is the be-all end-all of post-workout carbs, with maltodextrin, or a mix of the two, being close behind.

I agree, as long as you get a **** of a lot of simple carbs and whey it's not gonna be that big a deal. I dont think 350 cals for a post workout shake is sufficient though, unless your under 120 or so.

PizDoff
11-18-2004, 05:20 PM
I eat a couple search functions after working out myself...