What is the best post workout supplement for training?

I was wondering that same thing after I did a search to find out what the best pre workout supplements were for weight training and building muscle.

So, what so you think I did, yep, I headed out to my local search engine and did some research. Here is what I found…

Making the decision of what to put into your body post workout is, necessarily, a bit complicated. Fortunately, through experimentation both clinical and personal, I have determined what post workout supplements to combine in your post workout drink to best effectively combat the imposed stress of a high intensity workout session.

Making the right decisions on which ingredients to ingext will make all the difference in the world and can help you get ripped fast. It is very important to take the time to understand what items will provide you with the recovery nutrients you need.

One of the opinions I got was taht Muscle Milk sucks… So upon further investigation, I found something called Optimum Nutrution. They have a whey protein.

I use Optinum Nutrition’s Whey protein with a little creatine mixed in. Any whey will do as you need the quick absorbing protein that whey provide. The creatine is to replenish the muscle’s energry. Also, I try to eat some fast absorbing carbs like a fruit as well.

In general, you have to be in calorie excess to gain muscle. If you are not seeing gain, check your diet and/or excercise routine. Keep in mind, of course that just by taking supplements, it will not help you gain muscle. you need to be working out! The post workout drink is only ONE step in getting muscle gain and will fail if your excercise routine or diet is off.

A good weight lifting workout routine is very important.

Ran into another forum and they recommended Glyco Maize.

The person has been using a Glyco Maize added to regular whey ( just cheapy stuff from Vitamin Shoppe but it works). Mix it 50/50 is what she said, but I know that there is more of a science to it and someone more knowledgable would tell you the correct amounts.

The good thing I noticed is that it really seems to cut cravings and it keeps you from wanting to eat everything in sight before bedtime. Post workout always take Glutamine too.

Overall, here are some general guidelines that you can keep in mind that will help you to understand what you need as you navigate the sometimes confusing territory regarding the best post workout supplements.

Whey protein isolate takes the best of a great, natural supplement, whey protein, and takes out the fat and excess calories, leaving you with 80-90% protein by weight. This is a great way to get pure protein without the excess baggage.

Leucine is one of the only essential amino acids known to upregulate synthesis of muscle growth and reduce muscle degradation. This will help you decrease your need for intake. It stimulates the brain into being satisfied.

Bovine Colostrum, or first milk, makes itself present at the end of the pregnancy cycle. It is often taken by high performance atheletes. The quality in the protein derived is known to reduce recovery time and also increase lean muscle mass. The powdered form can be added to a post workout supplement shake.

Dextrose is the simplest form of sugar(glucose) that is important post workout because it metabolizes and is absorbed quickly into the boyud. After intense workout, it can help you stabilize quickly. about 20g of dextrose can do the trick.

Creatine monohydrate is also important. it really helps recovery time. Start with 5g in a post workout drink.

The post workout supplement is designed to help you get all the fat protein and carbs your body needs to help regulate unsulin levels and continue to fuel your deprived body. Remember, mal nourishment can do more damamge to your weight training workout routine than the trainin itself.

A general plan of action varies upon your goals. When deciding to work out at night or when attempting to lose fat by cutting, mix 40g of whey protein isolate with 2g Leucine, 3-6g of colostrum and 5g creatine monohydrate. When deciding to increase mass and bulking, combine 40g whey protein isolate with 20g dextrose, 6g of first milk powder and 5g creatine. Regardless of dieting or cutting, 60-90 minutes after your chosen shake, sit down and have your chosen meal.

One thing to keep in mind. Your diet needs and post and best pre workout supplements will vary depending on your goals. As your weight training regimen changes, you may need to increase or decrease different supplements.

Speak with your trainer for suggestions. Also, consult with your physician when going on any supplement regimen. Regardless of whether or not you think that you have the best post workout supplement, if it doesn’t work for your health, then it won’t do you any good.

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