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Pre/Post WO Recovery/Supps?


#1

Does any one know of any articles on here that are related to pre/post workout recovery and nutrition? And what is the best way to go about it? I keep hearing about BCAAs and such but can't seem to find a good article on how and why they are needed post workout.

What do most of you guys take before lifting and after?


#2

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=T-Nation+supplement+guide


#3

There are tons of threads about peri-workout nutrition on this site.
Then there are the articles about the Anaconda protocols and an entire forum about that.


#4

It depends on how long you've gone without eating and how long it will be before you eat again after the gym. Beign that I live a 3-minute jog from my gym, I don't use any post workout drink. If I've gone for a long time without eating before my workout, I eat a Clif Builer bar; yogurt and granola; or banana with peanut butter.

My attitude on pre-workout nutrition has changed quite a bit


#5

I'm not sure but I think having bcaa's in your bloodstream helps kickstart protein synthesis. Also, they may spike insulin helping you pump said bcaa into muscle tissue while training.