Thursday, January 14, 2010

Eat after a workout... DUH

A study published by The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition studied the effects of protein and carbohydrates on post workout recovery.

Basically, the results show that an athlete who consumes protein and/or carbohydrates after a workout will recover a whole day faster (48hrs vs 72hrs) then those who do not.

Some of you might be thinking "well DUH" but to be honest I never considered an actual measure of how much some post-workout protein and veggies actually effect your recovery.

So next time you want to skip a meal after you run out of the gym think about that extra day of soreness.

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