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PWO Timing

I’ve read numerous views on PWO timing. Some say you need to slam a shake as soon as you finish you last rep, some say that this immediate timing isn’t as important.

I like to do about 25-30 minutes of LI cardio after my weight sessions. My shake consists of about 50 grams of protein, 40 grams of dextrose, and 10 grams of leucine.

Will that half hour wait before drinking my shake affect me negatively at all?

Thanks in advance.

Maybe, maybe not. What are your goals. Why not have some and then finish it??


Right now, i’m just trying to cut down a bit for summer while retaining as much muscle as possible.

I’ve always done my cardio hours apart from my workout, but my current class schedule makes me have to put them together.

It doesn’t seem to me that chugging dextrose before is going to help with those goals if i’m only doing LI cardio.