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Post workout shake


Question:
What would be a good post workout shake ratio between protein and carbohydrate (CHO)?

I have only really done whey but bought some dextrose to add. Right now I am starting with a 1:1 (35g protein:36g dextrose) ratio. I have whey isolate so there is only 0.5g CHO per 35g scoop and 31g protein.

I am also doing the above pre-workout with 5g creatine. Just wondering what others thoughts are. I am just going to experience first to see how it goes for me but maybe other members will add their experience as well as others benefiting from this post.

Thanks,
Fuzz

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1:2 ratio protein to carbs.

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[quote]Andrewdwatters1 wrote:
Awesome ratio of sexy women:questions [/quote]

My .02, i prefer a roughly 1:2 ratio, depending on the difficulty and length of training and the sources of prot/carbs. I typically much prefer a pre/during shake. Much better fuel. I have not gone back to a post workout shake in over 3 years, voluntarily at least.

[quote]Fuzzyapple.Train wrote:

I am also doing the above pre-workout with 5g creatine.
Fuzz[/quote]
Can anyone comment on the necessity of doing fit women pre-workout? Also, is creatine required?

[quote]Silyak wrote:

[quote]Fuzzyapple.Train wrote:

I am also doing the above pre-workout with 5g creatine.
Fuzz[/quote]
Can anyone comment on the necessity of doing fit women pre-workout? Also, is creatine required?[/quote]

Yes. And make sure the woman is taking creatine as well.

[quote]Aragorn wrote:

[quote]Andrewdwatters1 wrote:
Awesome ratio of sexy women:questions [/quote]

My .02, i prefer a roughly 1:2 ratio, depending on the difficulty and length of training and the sources of prot/carbs. I typically much prefer a pre/during shake. Much better fuel. I have not gone back to a post workout shake in over 3 years, voluntarily at least.[/quote]

Yeah I read a post by Stu mentioning how it takes a time to digest those nutrients anyways so it would make sense on that standpoint to just have a pre/during. However, I think post shake has to do with recovery in after hours of training. Many things I have read and heard were all about the insulin spike post workout etc etc.

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That’s cool. I was just talking bout thw question. For my money it ia infinitely better, did the post woekout shake for years before switching, i won’t switvh back if i dont have to

[quote]Silyak wrote:

[quote]Fuzzyapple.Train wrote:

I am also doing the above pre-workout with 5g creatine.
Fuzz[/quote]
Can anyone comment on the necessity of doing fit women pre-workout? Also, is creatine required?[/quote]

depends if shes making sammichs

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It definitely depends on what your goals are. If its to get bigger, then I would recommend at least a 2:1 carb:protein ratio (i.e: 80 grams of carbs, 40 grams of whey). But even this is dependent on a lot of factors. If you have high bodyfat, you’d probably be better off using things like Glutamine in place of the carbs. Charles Poliquin has really gotten the post-workout shake down to a science, so i’d search that and see what he says. But generally, if you are trying to get bigger, post-workout carbs in fairly large amounts can really help.

does anyone have the studies to show that you should have a 1-2 ration of protein to carbs. i would like to see this really. just interested cause iv been training for a good 3 years and a bit now and i usualy have 50g protein and around 43 carbs