Post Workout Recovery Basics
The common conception that you have
to get in protein and carbs right after your workout (within 30 min – 1 hour) really only comes into play if you’re training fasted.
If you’ve gotten a solid protein and
carb meal in before your workout that “mythical magic window” actually extends to 3-4 hours post-workout, and provides additional hormonal and cellular response in many cases.
However, to throw one final curveball:
IF you plan to do an additional workout within a 6 hour window after the 1st workout…then YES, simple carbohydrates and protein will be very beneficial immediately following the 1st session. IF the answer is NO additional workout, we recommend a complex balanced meal rather than the simple carbs+ protein.
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