The 7 Secrets of Post-Workout Recovery

If you were to ask me about post-workout recovery 5 years ago my answer would be, “What is that…!” I really don’t have a clue what that means.

Years ago, I would train and just rely on extra supplementation to get me going on my training and stay with a normal day to day diet. Nothing fancy, just putting on the training miles and run.

Lately, I’ve been searching online about post-workout recovery meals.  I’m on my second week of training for the Los Angeles marathon and I wanted to do something about it this time around. I do have a recovery drink that I use on a regular basis and protein shake when I do the harder and longer workouts plus my vitamins and supplements.

Then, I came across this site and the author is talking about post-workout meal…I have got to share this with you!

Here’s 2 out of the The 7  Secrets of Post-Workout Recovery;

1.  Respect the fuel window. In the 15-60 minutes immediately following a workout, your muscles are primed to receive fuel to start the repair process.  Eat (or drink) your recovery meal right away, within the first half hour after the workout is complete.

2.  Make it easy to digest. Your muscles need blood to deliver nutrients to them.  The more of that blood that’s tied up in digesting a hot dog — sorry, any solid food — the less that gets to your muscles.  Ideally, you should get your immediate post-workout fix in liquid form.  Here’s the first strike against chocolate milk: Dairy is notoriously hard to digest. READ FULL Article–>>

By the way, since we are talking about recovery,  the video below is one fuel I drink after my workout. Watch it now and please let me know what you think.

Now, if you have your very own recovery drink , let us know and leave us a comment, or two…

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