Home > Uncategorized > Choosing a Recovery Drink

Choosing a Recovery Drink

Chris Carmichael uses 7 parts carbs and 1 part protein. An example is Power Bar recovery drink–4.5 grams of protein and 30 grams of carbs. Sustained Energy has the identical ratio. Smartfuel is next with a 5:1 ratio.

So the bottom line is the use of carbs and protein following the most intense and/or longest (sessions over an hour)training sessions. You don’t need to use the recovery drinks following every session. What they do is help resynthesize glycogen (stored glucose…..sugar…) in the muscle cell and liver, where it is stored. The protein helps this occurr at a faster rate. The protein also helps the muscle heal faster from the session.

Now fat slows the absorption so the recovery choice should be low in fat. Meaning, if peanut butter is used, it is used sparingly…..

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: