View Full Version : PWO shake, before or after cardio?

07-23-2007, 09:35 AM
Probably been discussed to death.

So, If I were to get in 20-30 minutes of light cardio after working out, i.e. walking 3.5 mph incline or ellipitical, do I take the shake before, during or after the cardio?

07-23-2007, 10:44 AM
I mentioned this in How to do cardio if you must (http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=292):

At least one study showed that post-workout carbs/protein didn't impact FFA burning post-exercise: “in the post-exercise recovery period, muscle glycogen resynthesis has high metabolic priority, resulting in post-exercise lipid combustion despite a high carbohydrate intake”.
Am J Physiol. 1998 Aug;275(2 Pt 1):E332-7.Utilization of skeletal muscle triacylglycerol during postexercise recovery in humans.Kiens B, Richter EA. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=9688636&query_hl=24&itool=pubmed_docsum)

In short, it doesn't matter. Go by comfort.

07-23-2007, 11:21 AM

In short, it doesn't matter. Go by comfort.

Well, it if it does not effect the FFA mobilization, then why prolong the waiting and have it ASAP. Just to get into the muscles ASAP.