I read Berardi’s two-part article on “Solving the Post-Nutrition Puzzle”. Once I run out of my whey protein powder, I will probably order some Surge. But for now, I’m approximating it somewhat by using 1 scoop whey protein, 3 Tbs rice syrup, and also taking some leucine supplements. The rice syrup is high-glycemic and the ratio of carbs to protein is damn near close to that of Surge.
Anyway, I’ve also read about the anabolic benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. It is my understanding that they aid in replenishing muscle glycogen. So on one hand, it seems like it would make sense to take some fish oil with my shake, as that is when my muscle glycogen is replenished most efficiently.
However, I know that fats can decrease the glycemic index of carbs and slow the absorbtion. So, perhaps it would be counterproductive to add any kind of fatty acid to my shake. What do you think? When should I take omegas?
As an aside, should I also drink the shake on cardio-only days?