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Chocolate Milk > Gatorade?


#1

In SI's Scorecard this week, they mention a study which concluded that chocolate milk is superior to sports drinks for postworkout nutrition due to the superior ratio of C:P (3:1, as opposed to 1:0). Haven't these fucknuts heard of a little something called Surge? Tell me something I don't already know.


#2

Point?


#3

You also have to consider the type of carbs & protein.

I belive that while chocolate milk has added sugar (good for PW) it also has lactose (not good for some, obviously), and a bit of complex carbs (I think). It also has various types of protien, some of which aren't that fast at all (I belive most milk broducts contain some casien, etc).


#4

im not gonna drag em up, but most of the studies on pwo nutrition have shown that a casein/whey combo or a casein dominant shake pwo is better for strenth/lbm gains. Whey pre/during, and casein (milk) pwo for me.


#5

I usually mix whey and chocalate milk with a yogurt drink of mine to make a post-workout smoothie.I think chocolate milk is great for post workout.I'm bulking right now and am loving the stuff!


#6

Milk is for babies. when you grow up, you drink beer.

Oddly enough though, i drink both.