rds637, sounds interesting…
Did you use post workout nutrition? I am fully on board with the BCAA’s pre-workout, but there is NO recommendations for post workout nutrition, besides a full on meal, which is fine theoretically, but it goes against EVERYTHING I know about Sports Nutrition.
Any ideas on this? I like a carb+protein shake post workout, or a banana and some protein, I think I read somewhere that when doing IF, you should NOT take a post workout shake immediately after training, as it inhibits GH release or something.
Any thoughts on this?
erm, I’m not really the person to ask about this kind of thing because I think “workout nutrition” is the biggest pile of steaming horseshit on the planet. I mean no disrespect to Biotest as a company or any of their products, it’s just not for me.
I don’t think that it’s important to have things like fast acting carbs post workout, because your glycogen stores’ll fill up over the course of the day anyway, no to mention you don’t actually use all that much of your glycogen in a workout. Also, I believe what you ate the day/night BEFORE your workout has much more bearing than some sort of intra-workout drink. I mean how fast do you expect to absorb that shit anyway? It takes hours to digest something, so who cares? I watched a Lee Priest video where someone asked him about this and he was like “What the fuck sort of stupid question is that? Eat a pussy or suck a cock for all I care.” I love Lee Priest.
All I think a big whack of fast acting carbs post workout’ll do is just fuck up your insulin sensitivity. When I finish my workout my appetite is blunted, so I don’t think there’s any point in forcing some protein or whatever down my neck. If my body really wanted it, wouldn’t it be hungry? I dunno about things like GH release, Dr Squat thought it was important but that was a while ago so he might’ve changed his stance, I dunno.
I wait an hour or so til I get hungry, then I eat some eggs. I do the BCAAs pre-workout but honestly I don’t think it makes much difference. Your body is always in a balancing act between anabolism and catabolism anyway so I think that as long as you train and eat properly things like muscle loss aren’t as big a deal as people make out.
Sorry mate, that probably wasn’t the sort of answer you wanted.