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      01-03-2012 09:36 AM #1
      Hey H&F:

      What are your picks for recovery type drinks for after a hard workout (cardio/plyo/weights)?

      Make your own? Pay $11tybillion for some commercially made magic juice?

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    2. 01-03-2012 10:20 AM #2
      Water.

      Or gatorade. Or a beer.

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      01-03-2012 12:06 PM #3






      These would be mostly for muscle recovery.

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      01-03-2012 02:21 PM #4
      shake. or dinner. you dont need a particular 'recovery shake' truth be told most people dont work out hard enough to need one. but peoples diets are generally **** and a protien shake is the healthiest thing they'll consume all day anyway so it might as well be post workout.
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      01-03-2012 07:05 PM #6
      if you can't do soy, milk whey, etc

      try www.vegasport.com Performance Protein. it's vegan
      http://vegasport.com/products/recove...rmance-protein

      powerbar ironman restore is a pleasant tasting recovery drink
      http://www.powerbar.com/products/417...drink-mix.aspx
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      01-03-2012 11:26 PM #7
      ive been doing 3 scoops of chocolate "mass-tech" in 2 cups of milk, with strawberries, a banana, and a big scoop of peanut butter. banana and strawberries are more or less just for flavor but it tastes pretty damn good. im trying to put on weight so a different protein in skim milk or water might be more ideal for others.
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      01-03-2012 11:43 PM #8
      http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...ic_drive_surge

      Surge Recovery
      300 calories periworkout. Glucose, protein and BCAA's. Tasty.

      I don't have the big guy endorseability of Sir Biggz, but it works for me and a lot of folks I know.

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      01-04-2012 06:01 AM #9
      myofusion or muscle milk
      bcaa's
      1000mg of vitamin c lately.
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    10. 01-26-2012 09:50 PM #10
      Isopure is what my trainer has me on. More protein & less grams of fat.

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      01-26-2012 10:42 PM #11
      Recover pro
      Xtend
      Purple wrath
      List goes on but that my top 3 in no particular order. Currently taking massport and I like it. I also take Uni-liver to make sure I'm getting a good flow of aminos through the day

    12. 01-27-2012 01:40 PM #12
      Chocolate 2% milk. Or in the winter, hot chocolate.

      It's not really necessary for me to use a true recovery drink, but this is a habit that I like that I got into back in the day when I competed in triathlons. And, it's tasty and the macros add up for me.

      I mix it myself with my own ingredients and never buy the prebottled stuff.

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      01-31-2012 08:12 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie-S View Post
      Chocolate 2% milk. Or in the winter, hot chocolate.

      It's not really necessary for me to use a true recovery drink, but this is a habit that I like that I got into back in the day when I competed in triathlons. And, it's tasty and the macros add up for me.

      I mix it myself with my own ingredients and never buy the prebottled stuff.
      recipe?
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    14. 01-31-2012 10:09 AM #14
      Repice? OK, here you go.

      Katie's supersimple tastydelicious chocolate milk recipe:

      1.5 cup of 2% milk. I buy the local organic stuff but use what you like best.
      1.5 Tablespoon of unsweetened dark cocoa. I like Ghirardelli.
      1-1.5 teaspoons raw sugar or honey.

      A dash of salt and vanilla extract, maybe a marshmallow.

      ---

      Calories: 214
      Fat: 7.2
      Saturated: 4.6
      Carbohydrate: 25.1
      Dietary Fiber: 0.0
      Protein: 12.1

      Fat 31%
      Carbs 47%
      Protein 23%

      Close enough to the 40-30-30 split that I try to strive for.

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      01-31-2012 11:09 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie-S View Post
      Repice? OK, here you go.

      Katie's supersimple tastydelicious chocolate milk recipe:

      1.5 cup of 2% milk. I buy the local organic stuff but use what you like best.
      1.5 Tablespoon of unsweetened dark cocoa. I like Ghirardelli.
      1-1.5 teaspoons raw sugar or honey.

      A dash of salt and vanilla extract, maybe a marshmallow.

      ---

      Calories: 214
      Fat: 7.2
      Saturated: 4.6
      Carbohydrate: 25.1
      Dietary Fiber: 0.0
      Protein: 12.1

      Fat 31%
      Carbs 47%
      Protein 23%

      Close enough to the 40-30-30 split that I try to strive for.
      that sounds fatty for PWO, what are your goals?

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      02-14-2012 11:15 AM #16
      Organic Chocolate Milk
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      02-14-2012 11:24 AM #17
      chocolate milk is a great recovery drink... cheap too!

      one of my friends is a marathon runner (drunk/hungover runner).... and he drinks choclate milk like it's water.

      too bad... I'm pretty lactose intolerant (i can deal with it in very small portions)

      there's always beer for a "recovery drink"
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      02-14-2012 12:24 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      chocolate milk is a great recovery drink... cheap too!

      one of my friends is a marathon runner (drunk/hungover runner).... and he drinks choclate milk like it's water.

      too bad... I'm pretty lactose intolerant (i can deal with it in very small portions)

      there's always beer for a "recovery drink"
      I am too. I have had good luck with Organic. They ultrapasteurize it. I dont know why I am able to tolerate it, but maybe that is why?
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    19. 02-14-2012 11:13 PM #19
      Last week I bought by mistake some lactose-free organic 2%. It tasted so very slightly different but still like milk. It was good -- I'd buy it again if I were lactose intolerant. I think it was a little more expensive but I don't remember how much.

      Have triathlons coming up April 7 and May 6, so chocolate milk and I will become close friends.

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      03-02-2012 03:01 PM #20
      Just started reading the non-car section of this site, and thought I'd offer my recovery shake: fruit and a scoop or two of vanilla yogurt, blended. My wife got the suggestion from a pro fitness model she worked with, and I'll be damned if it doesn't help reduce muscle soreness and fatigue afterwards.

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      03-02-2012 04:31 PM #21
      I have a couple of different BCAA drinks, I don't know the brands because I just buy whatever is on sale and has the highest quantity. man, they make these things freaking awesome now.

    22. 03-02-2012 05:20 PM #22
      whey protein + water (shaken, not stirred)
      BCAA cap

    23. 03-04-2012 08:21 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie-S View Post
      Repice? OK, here you go.

      Katie's supersimple tastydelicious chocolate milk recipe:

      1.5 cup of 2% milk. I buy the local organic stuff but use what you like best.
      1.5 Tablespoon of unsweetened dark cocoa. I like Ghirardelli.
      1-1.5 teaspoons raw sugar or honey.

      A dash of salt and vanilla extract, maybe a marshmallow.
      do you find anything particular helps it dissolve? I tried it with skim milk and no added sweeteners and it was oil and water

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      03-05-2012 09:53 PM #24
      This is my post workout shake / breakfast at about 7:30 am (@ the gym from 6am-7am)

      1 scoop ON whey protein (double rich chocolate or strawberry banana)
      strawberries (2 or 3)
      blueberries (small handful)
      1 tbsp nat pb (not always)
      ice
      1 cup of either skim milk or chocolate Almond Breeze if I really need a chocolate fix


      Been working well for me - keeps me sated until around 10:30 - 11:00am...when it's time for brunch!

    25. 03-06-2012 12:09 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by vwcool View Post
      do you find anything particular helps it dissolve? I tried it with skim milk and no added sweeteners and it was oil and water
      I have to really mix and smash the cocoa clumps but sometimes it's still lumpy. Mixes fine as hot chocolate, though.

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      03-09-2012 12:19 PM #26
      For me I liked using Xtend for my intra followed with 1 scoop of ON Whey protein with water. Myofusion is also a good option for post workout, I felt it was more filling but still prefer ON.

    27. 03-10-2012 09:24 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie-S View Post
      I have to really mix and smash the cocoa clumps but sometimes it's still lumpy. Mixes fine as hot chocolate, though.
      so if it helps, I've found that if you mix the cocoa into the milk then leave it in the fridge (i left it in overnight, I like a glass at breakfast) the cocoa distributes excellently and goes down smooth the whole way, with a little bit of residual powder at the bottom after you finish which I enjoy scooping out with a spoon. Quite tasty

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      03-24-2012 12:33 PM #28
      I'm gonna say the first one posted, the p90x result and recovery formula. I use it and it's awesome, especially after p90x!


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      oh my word this is delicious. Best protein powder I've ever tasted. I have the chocolate milkshake flavor, and it tastes just like...chocolate milk.

    30. 03-29-2012 02:23 PM #30
      I have a question for the fitness gurus in here. I'm 5'10" and 215 lbs (about 30 lbs above where I would like to be at)

      If my goal is to get in shape and loose weight, should I be taking a recovery drink like a whey protein shake after a workout? or would that be counter intuitive to loosing weight?

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      03-29-2012 02:25 PM #31
      take in less calories than you burn daily.
      ultimately it doesn't matter where or what those calories come from.
      they should be quality whole foods though.


      do you need a protein shake? no.

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      03-29-2012 10:11 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
      I have a question for the fitness gurus in here. I'm 5'10" and 215 lbs (about 30 lbs above where I would like to be at)

      If my goal is to get in shape and loose weight, should I be taking a recovery drink like a whey protein shake after a workout? or would that be counter intuitive to loosing weight?
      Def eat less than what you burn and i would still recommend some sort of after workout beverage! It helps recover, lol...Thats the point.
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      03-30-2012 11:48 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by 010CarbonSteel View Post
      Def eat less than what you burn and i would still recommend some sort of after workout beverage! It helps recover, lol...Thats the point.
      False.
      There is roughly a 24-36 hour window where most of the "repair work" occurs. Having some dinky protein shake right after you lift, is going to have a fairly negligible effect on recovery. As long as you don't forget to eat in the next day to day and a half, recovery will not be impeded.

      The only reason you should ever need a protein shake, is to simply supplement the amount of protein you need, but cannot obtain through eating whole foods.


      edit: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...utrition_myths

      There is a source with much more detailed info on this topic.
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      03-31-2012 05:29 PM #34
      To the Op, do what you feel...some website about myths may not necessarily be the right place for information either.


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      03-31-2012 06:00 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by 010CarbonSteel View Post
      To the Op, do what you feel...some website about myths may not necessarily be the right place for information either.


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      False again. It is a perfect place for information, complete with a fully cited reference list. Sorry that it disagrees with your incorrect opinion though.

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