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Post-Workout Carbs and Protein

Should I be taking my high GI carb before or after my protein post workout? Does it matter?

I mix mine together into 1 shake PWO. 25g maltodextrin (low GI), 25g dextrose (high GI) and 50g whey.

This has been a topic several hundred times. Search PWO shake and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

At the same time. You need the insulin spike to facilitate protein synthesis.

[quote]2thepain wrote:
I mix mine together into 1 shake PWO. 25g maltodextrin (low GI), 25g dextrose (high GI) and 50g whey.

This has been a topic several hundred times. Search PWO shake and you’ll see what I’m talking about.[/quote]

Maltodextrin has an extremely high GI. In fact, I think it’s somewhere in the 120’s. Although what you’re doing is great - having a 50/50 split of dextrose and maltodextrin. Very solid shake.

If you want to look it up, there’s a thread called Dextrose vs. Maltodextrin. Goes in depth there.