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Old 09-20-2011, 06:11 PM   #11
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i usually stop by the store and get me 1 liter of chocolate milk when done at the gym. 35g protein, 700 cals, and its delicious
For years I drank 32 ounces of chocolate milk and a cherry pie post-workout. Then I would go home and eat dinner.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:30 PM   #12
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Drink choco milk (pretty good pwo and less expensive)
Drink Pwo shake
Eat lots and lots of whole foods!

Trust me, all of these are very good PWO/Before WO/anytime of the day!

Now eat big and lift big!
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #13
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i usually stop by the store and get me 1 liter of chocolate milk when done at the gym. 35g protein, 700 cals, and its delicious
Agreed. That's my same general game plan.

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For years I drank 32 ounces of chocolate milk and a cherry pie post-workout. Then I would go home and eat dinner.
I've done the same countless times, subbbing a glazed donut for the cherry pie.

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I've heard that chocolate milk is almost the perfect ratio of carbs/protein. It's the "poor mans" PW shake. Prolly just lacks some of the BCAA's/glutamine the expensive stuff has.
I've heard the same, but I disagree with the "poor man's" description. Chocolate milk is expensive. At least here in dairyland.

I don't know of any real benefit. They say there's some magical anabolic window that opens up immediately post workout (as if your body knows you're done), and remains open only briefly. Its probably a Weiderism to sell supplements. On the other hand, what could be the harm? I'm usually thirsty after a session. Might as well chug a quart of water with some fortification.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:34 PM   #14
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Drink choco milk (pretty good pwo and less expensive)
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Eat lots and lots of whole foods!

Trust me, all of these are very good PWO/Before WO/anytime of the day!

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It's all about chocomilk post-workout.

Or just swig 2 pints of milk and a bar of chocolate in my case!
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When I was still doing carbs I would usually chug at least a couple cups of milk after a session, right when I got home. It has more protein than chocolate milk, and more carbs that a protein shake, and I figured the middle ground was the place to be.

Either that or I go straight to Subway after training. All the breads are simple carbs (yup, even the wheat bread) and the subs with chicken all have some good protein in there too.

These days, going low carb and cutting, I don't worry about post workout nutrition. I take BCAA's during, sometimes with a little protein in there too. Other than that I only eat when I'm really hungry, and that usually isn't right after a session.
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After a solid workout I'm absolutely ravenous, so a PWO shake will at least tide me over until I can get a whole meal in. If, for example, I'm having a meal with Mrs A immediately after the workout, I'll forego the shake.
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It's all about chocomilk post-workout.

Or just swig 2 pints of milk and a bar of chocolate in my case!
And here I thought I was the only one.
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After a solid workout I'm absolutely ravenous, so a PWO shake will at least tide me over until I can get a whole meal in. If, for example, I'm having a meal with Mrs A immediately after the workout, I'll forego the shake.
This reminds me of the saying we heard when kids...

"Work up an appetite."

Our grandparents knew that when they worked, they required fuel. So when we work hard, eat more fuel. Put in the tank what you just took out.
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