I just finished reading:
Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle ? Part 1
What Happens After The Workout?
By John M Berardi
Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle ? Part 2
The Recovery Plan
by John M Berardi
Both were written in the first quarter of 2001, and that presents a problem, for I fear there has surely been some more recent available information.
So I started lifting heavily at the start of June of this year, and am probably going through the end of the first stage of my “newb” gains, where you shoot up in the amount of weight you can lift 3-4x of what you start out with.
I started out eating things like Subway and Chipotle (real foods) after working out. Then I went to protein bars before and after the workout (I am aware of about the 90-minute or less window). Then I evolved to liquid nutrition (Gatorade and whey protein), although I am aware that fruit sugars might be useless as workout food. Now I’m looking for something from this site and need some clarification.
- I see Surge Recovery, Power Drive, Grow! Premium Quality Whey, Metabolic Drive Super Protein Shake, and Metabolic Drive Complete.
I’m a little confused about when you would need which type of supplement. I’m just looking for the general post-workout supplement. I’m thinking Surge.
Help me select a supplement and/or tell me briefly the practical uses for them.
Example: Whey protein alone = useless?
- I read somewhere on this site that peri-supplementation (might be an incorrect term) is also now extremely useful. I know I feel better when I take something before and after.
I know the general info, like 2:1 ratio of carbs to protein, but is this to be followed before AND after, or what. What I mean is that, do I take 60g carbs/30g protein after AND before, or split them in half if I’m going to do before and after instead of just after.
Any information is helpful.
- Mark Anthony