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Anyone Spike Insuling Post Workout?


#1

Im thinking of starting to throw in a little something into my shakes post workout to spike my insulin- has anyone found it effective?


#2

I love insulin, it feels sooooooo good.


#3

....uhhh....carbs?

Seriously, go read some articles, there are TONS on this site about the importance of PWO (Post Work Out) nutrition.


#4

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#5

Pre workout carbs.....read Thibs posts


#6

It is still considered more effective to spike insulin pre workout if the workout is designed to burn fat? I wouldn't have thought so..


#7

This (peri-workout nutrition) is one of the most basic aspects of sports nutrition and if you are in the slightest bit serious about your training you should get a-reading!


#8

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#10

Only NOW?

I'm fairly certain I read an article on here that involved a study on this a good 2-3 years back. I'd try dig it up but the search feature never finds anything for me.


#11

Found one related discussion, it may well have been one of Dave Barr's older article that I read a while before this, but as the man says - he's been pushing pre-workout nutrition for a long time:

http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/study_is_it_necessary_to_spike_insulin_postworkout_1?id=2191023&pageNo=0


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#13

I started spiking pre-workout and started taking my big protein shake before also and have noticed a big improvement. I am not saying that it is the holy grail, but it definitely works better for me, and there is a lot of literature out there to support that fact.


#14

Hey BBB,

I'd be interested to get your take on Dave Barr's objective review of ALA http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_supplements/ala_anabolic_fat_loss and if you have any suggestions on a safe level for antioxidants? Thanks.

BT


#15

And how about Dave Barr's article on how antioxidants can cause more harm than good? That was 3 years back as well and still it's not universally accepted. http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_supplements/ala_anabolic_fat_loss

To see the negative reaction the topic received (from Bill Roberts and others): http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/vitamins_found_to_curb_exercise_benefits_