I personally don’t worry about pwo shakes or anything like that and I gain just fine. My post-workout meal is eggs usually.
Also, I find my appetite is blunted for an hour or so after training, so I don’t really see the point in forcing a load of protein into my system if my body doesn’t even seem to want it.
I do use 20g BCAAs when I train fasted though[/quote]
I don’t really have an appetite either and the few times I have tried to force myself to eat something I stay nauseous for a few hours so I figure any potential benefit is nullified when I cant eat as much during the next meal. [/quote]
Same. I do post workout liquids like pineapple juice, maltodextrin, and whey but I like to wait at least 60 minutes for an appetite to build before eating solid foods. I don’t salivate much after training so it’s almost impossible for me to eat anything. Heck, even the liquids feel uncomfortable at times but such is the challenge of trying to gain mass.