Currently my PWO shake consists of 60 grams whey protein… lots of blueberries, strawberries, and a banana, 1 scoop Power Drive, 1 small container of fruit yogurt and a 5g of BCAA’s
was wondering what ppl thought of this
specifically i was wondering if all the fruit was possibly a bad idea because of the fiber in it slowing digestion?[/quote]
More important than your concern over the fiber slowing digestion is the fact that fructose (which, as we all know, is the main carbohydrate source in fruit) is not an optimal carb source post-workout (or even most times of the day when muscle building is the goal, for that matter).
The body contains two types of glycogen: liver glycogen and muscle glycogen. Fructose can only contribute to refilling liver glycogen and liver glycogen can only be refilled to a certain point, after which it “tops off” and the remaining fructose contributes to various other processes in the body. Some if it can lead to fat gain, but to say it goes directly to fat gain is being overly simplistic. At any rate, what it will not do is help rebuild your muscles.
I’ll save time in telling you what you should probably use instead, as several others have already told you. Just thought you might want to know the “why” along with the “what.”