What’s the best way to recover from that tough workout in the gym, long run or strenuous cardio session? If you’re a woman, your recovery needs are a little different than a man’s. The most beneficial thing you can do for your body is to plan and consume an optimal post-workout meal. It may just be the most important meal you eat all day.
The perfect post-workout shake should replenish depleted nutrients, boost recovery related hormones, and set the stage for a better workout tomorrow. This Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake is a delicious way to deliver quality protein, carbohydrates and important micro-nutrients to your muscles for improved recovery and performance.
Pre-workout routines are easy. You eat a light, healthy meal about an hour before exercising, mentally plan your session, pump yourself up with motivating music, stretch, warm up and get to it. But what about after your workout?
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it is. But your post-workout meal is a close second. After a grueling workout, your body needs fuel fast to avoid succumbing to a catabolic state. When you’re exercising or when you haven’t eaten for an extended period of time, your body goes into a catabolic state. This means it begins to break down muscle – not exactly ideal when you’re trying to build that hard-earned definition. Instead, you want to keep your body in an anabolic state, or in “repair mode.”
Q: How do you recover after a hard race?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: This question couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Brandon and I raced just last weekend at IRONMAN 70.3 Vineman. Though not a full IRONMAN, we both raced hard and finished strong. After an event like that, the body needs some TLC. Below are take-away tips on how we recover from a race: Read more →
It’s tempting to keep pushing, and pushing, and pushing yourself, but if you over-train, you won’t be doing your body any favors. Fitness model, author and mother Jennifer Nicole Lee talks about how to avoid over-training–and how the right recovery supplements can protect your body after a workout.
When purchasing your protein powders, have you ever thought to yourself?
“Man, there are so many types and brands to choose from. Which one do I choose?”
I find that a lot of people tend to make their selection based on taste. But there’s a lot more to choosing a powder than whether you like vanilla better than chocolate.
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