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Preserving Milk Until Post Workout Usage?


#1

Hey, this might be a silly question but

I’m looking to add milk as a base for my post workout shake, but I’m kinda worried it might go bad in the 1.5ish hours from the time I get it out of the fridge and off to the gym to the actual time I consume it, also considering that the temperatures will soon get hotter making the whole process possibly worse.

What’s your suggestion?


#2

Klean Kanteen, yeti, or hydroflask. These keep liquids cold for hours. Just clean it daily if you’re putting milk in it. I have an insulated klean kanteen I throw in my bag with a concoction of coconut water, spinach, frozen blueberries, and whey protein blended, and it’s still frosty hours later.


#3

Drink it when you get home. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.


#4

nek minute OP dies


#5

I’ve taken a shake with me for years to work outside or driving a truck where I haven’t had a fridge handy so I wrap my shake up in a teatowel with a frozen bottle of water, works a treat, even in our stinking hot Aussie summers


#6

So disregarding the “just drink it at home” posts and the like… Since if I asked this in the first place it’s because it takes me a while to get home from the gym and when I do, I’ll have a solid meal…

@antiquity
@I_Luc
Thank you both! I’ll consider getting a klean Kanteen (just looked it up on Amazon) but for the time being I’ll do the wrapping around a cold water bottle thing. I was also thinking about throwing a couple ice cubes into the milk.


#7

Have the shake before you train. Come home and eat the meal.


#8

I’m already having a shake Pre workout. My workout nutrition routine currently looks like this:

45 min prior to workout: Indigo 3g
15 min pre wo: 25 g highly branched cyclic dextrin, 13 g isomaltulose, 15 g hydrolyzed casein
Post wo: skim milk, 1 scoop whey


#9

Post Workout Nutrition

Research (Dr Brad Schoenfeld) found that ingesting something immediately after a workout doesn’t enhance recovery any fast that consuming something hours later.

Muscle is not going to fall off the bone; recover will not be impeded if you don’t have something immediately post workout.

Secondly, nothing going to happen to the milk if it left unrefrigerated for a couple of hours.

Kenny Croxdale


#10

Hi, yes I’m aware of this. I just thought I’d try and get the most out of Indigo 3g by consuming as much nutrients as possible close to taking it. Besides, I don’t think it can hurt to squeeze in some more carbs and protein around the workout.

I was just afraid it might go bad, I didn’t really know how long it could last outside of the fridge