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Post Workout Food/Shake


#1

Normally I buy whey concentrate (WPC) because it?s cheaper and put a scoop of it with my oats and a bit of strawberry jam instead of having a post workout shake. I?m thinking of adding some creatine after my workouts, do you think I should just add it to my oats & whey or is it better to take it with a protein shake?

thanks.


#2

Typically you want higher GI/III foods PWO than oatmeal. If you dont want to pay for Surge, then go with some chocolate milk and Metabolic Drive.

Here's what I use though, it's more of a smoothie and works great for me:
2 Bananas
24 Oz. Milk
1 Scoop Whey
1 Tbsp. Honey
1-2 Tbsp. PB
Sometimes 1/2-1c Blueberries

You don't need the PB and you could add some chocolate syrup which i dosometimes but I'm a hardgainer so here's what I use right now. But if you're just looking for a good PWO shake, then chocolate milk/Metabolic Drive are the next best thing to Surge.


#3

Simple sugars are great, you can buy both WPC and Dextrose in bulk from certain places. Not too expensive and it'll get r' done.


#4

So I guess you both are saying to go with the protein shake instead of the oats and protein powder.


#5

for a post workout shake stick with whey protein or what ghost said, simple sugars. a casein type protein, like what's in milk is slow digesting as is fats. So post workout avoid fat and casein.


#6

I would take the post workout shake with creatine immediately after workout, and your meal with oatmeal around 1 hour later or something.