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    Post Workout Supplement

    Not surre i missed this in earlier part of the thread but what do people recommend as a good post workout supplement. This may sound silly.....but i would like something preferably not another protein shake as i use this before workout but something that will help muscle build after workout. I''m trying to get cut and stay lean!!! :-)

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    Well its not a supplement, but I eat eggs as part of my post workout. 4 egg whites + 1 whole egg. That plus a protein shake & orange juice. No real reason for the OJ other than I like it.

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    Well its not a supplement, but I eat eggs as part of my post workout. 4 egg whites + 1 whole egg. That plus a protein shake & orange juice. No real reason for the OJ other than I like it.
    i used to use eggs also (never separate the whites tho, so idk what effect that has), but i found that they slow the aborbtion rate of protein and other essentials nutrients your muscles need to recover due to its high cholesterol and fat. right after i complete my workouts thats when i feel my body trying to recover and if i drink something that takes effect quickly i feel more energetic and my body recovers quicker. something to think about tho, id drink the protein shake first and then do the eggs - if u want to have eggs in ur post workout concoction.

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    Post workout supps I use

    The main supplements I use are whey protein isolate and amino acid shakes. I use Cytosport's MONSTER Amino supplement drink and then 20 minutes later I drink Precision Engineered Whey Protein Isolate (which is cheap, taste great, and has 60 grams of protein per two scoops). The amino acids are great because they go directly to your muscles after your workout and help recovery a lot faster. That's just my post workout recovery shakes, everyone is different and uses different supplements to recover.

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    I am a huge fan of Myogenix's Aftershock... It is a protein blend with BCAA's, glutamine and a low dose of creatine. It has been my go to recovery shake!

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    xtends BCAA, dextrose, creatine, multivitamin "taken before my work out". I buy my dextrose at beer brewing stores for cheap. After this post work out drink. I drink protein drink along with come complex carbs.

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    Again, a protein shake that I add sugar to. Sugar after an intense workout helps the muscle fibers repair themselves faster and stabilizes your blood sugar levels. If you don't take in any sugar post-workout, your body will convert some of the protein you are consuming and turn it into sugar anyway.

    You need the protein after you workout even more than you do before you workout.

    If you NEED to spend money on a "post-workout" supp, I've never used any, but I hear that VPX's N.O. Synthesize is really good. I'm sure there are plenty more out there, just look around a bit.

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    Protein is the most important thing to have after a workout; no question.

    The body has a built-in survival drug hormone called “cortisol”. Immediately following a high-intensity workout the body pumps this hormone whose function is to carry off protein to the liver where it converts it to glucose, which provides energy for the body. The longer and harder the workout the more cortisol is pumped. Why is this important to replenish protein? The largest supply of protein in your body is your muscles … so this is the first place attacked by the cortisol and why it is important to replenish the protein immediately. When the protein is destroyed in the muscles this is known as a “catabolic state”. Another reason that this is important is that our immune system is based on proteins and if this is attacked by the cortisol this can weaken our defense mechanisms.

    How you get the protein is up to you, my suggestion is to EAT something that is high in protein. You can do it conveniently but somewhat costly by using supplements but supplements are over-rated and a cash cow for a billion dollar industry. The majority of the stuff you might as well flush your money down the toilet because they are all hype and bull$hit. Again you are better off eating something healthy and protein based afterwards.
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    Protein is the most important thing to have after a workout; no question.

    The body has a built-in survival drug hormone called “cortisol”. Immediately following a high-intensity workout the body pumps this hormone whose function is to carry off protein to the liver where it converts it to glucose, which provides energy for the body. The longer and harder the workout the more cortisol is pumped. Why is this important to replenish protein? The largest supply of protein in your body is your muscles … so this is the first place attacked by the cortisol and why it is important to replenish the protein immediately. When the protein is destroyed in the muscles this is known as a “catabolic state”. Another reason that this is important is that our immune system is based on proteins and if this is attacked by the cortisol this can weaken our defense mechanisms.

    How you get the protein is up to you, my suggestion is to EAT [URL="https://www.mightyape.co.nz/supplements-vitamins/supplements/protein/whey-protein"]cheap whey protein online[/URL] something that is high in protein. You can do it conveniently but somewhat costly by using supplements but supplements are over-rated and a cash cow for a billion dollar industry. The majority of the stuff you might as well flush your money down the toilet because they are all hype and bull$hit. Again you are better off eating something healthy and protein based afterwards.
    Hi
    As we know post workout supplement is necessary for our health.When we work out intensely, we damage tissues at the microlevel, and we use fuel.This is what ultimately makes us stronger, leaner, fitter, and more muscular, but in the short term it requires repair.Repair and rebuilding occurs through the breakdown of old, damaged proteins and the construction of new ones — a process known collectively as protein turnover.
    Numerous studies have examined everything from the composition of the carbohydrate in post-workout drinks to exact amino acid combinations.
    Generally, post-workout nutrition has three specific purposes:
    Replenish glycogen
    Decrease protein breakdown
    Increase protein synthesis

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    The only difference to remember between food protien and a powder supplement is the powder will be obsorbed by the digestive system faster.

    Simple carbs and protien are what your body needs post workout! All this other hype doesn't do much until your attempting to breach the natural limit of your own body.

    When I am attempting to lose weight and workout on an empty stomach I supplement with BCAAs intra/post workout to help protect my muscle from being used as energy.

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