I’ve lurked the halls of TNation since I worked out with a body builder a few years ago. The first thing he recommended was getting a post workout recovery drink. I drank the kool-aid (pun intended) and have enjoyed the benefits. I didn’t feel as tired or sore and could continue working out without worrying about form breakdowns due to muscle soreness.
All that said, I’ve gotten back into working out and have utilized a protein/carb recovery drink, but I’m on a serious budget. Here’s the breakdown: 80 grams of carbs from Orange Gatorade and 40 grams of protein from a whey protein I had to buy at Wal-Mart. I chose one that contained several amino acids that I’ve read on this site are important: caseine, Leucine, etc. However, now I feel incredibly bloated and can’t breathe when I bend over to put my shoes on.
I’ve not experienced this in the past when I use similar, inexpensive whey protein mixes and I’m wondering if there something I can do (that stays within my budget) to resolve this issue or if I just need to wait it out until my body adjusts? I am drinking a lot of water and eating better than I used to, but I have a long way to go. Any help would be appreciated.