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2012-08-16 11:43 AM
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Subject: RE: What makes chocolate milk a good recover drink?
Experior - 2012-08-15 8:31 PM
2453V - 2012-08-15 2:07 PM

Experior - 2012-08-15 1:00 PM I'm curious what people are doing that requires all of this careful attention to 'recovery'?

I like to end every workout by riding my bike into a brick wall at speed.  The only setback is the recovery time.  Maybe some chocolate milk will help?

Bricks are really only good to learn pacing and what it will feel like to run on wobbly legs.  You really don't need to ride into a brick wall more than a few times in training to achieve those goals.  So take it easy on the bricks, OK?  But yeah, chocolate milk definitely helps in these situations.

You're supposed to carry them with you. You could switch in chocolate milk for the bricks.



Edited by brigby1 2012-08-16 11:47 AM


2012-08-16 12:01 PM
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Yes, I've seen where the whey protein can be alright. Definitely better than most that just say "protein". And I do actually use this at times. And maybe some of the other things, but more for convenience or a little variety. I have trouble handling a lot of foods, so need to supplement what I can have. Otherwise I'll go nuts eating so much of the same thing all the time. As I learn more, I'm putting in actual foods that work and reducing the supplement. Supplements aren't necessarily bad, it just works better to keep them to that definition. They supplement your primary sources of nutrition.

Something I have seen is the idea that some sources of proteins are not actually complete proteins. All meats are complete, but not necessarily so with fruits & vegetables. Very interested in what more researched here have to say on this. The idea is with the incomplete ones, it's necessary to complement them with something else. Cottage cheese & nuts I think was one example. Rice w/almonds or black beans? So if there is not enough of the protein for the body to use, then it could just pass it through in spite of that food being rated for 5g of protein (or whatever it has). Might explain how some foods don't seem to "work".

2012-08-16 2:59 PM
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That would also assume you don't get the rest of things in your diet. This whole eat to recover within 20 minutes of finishing thing is a myth. If you eat during the day a simple snack of whatever to sate yourself after finishing an exercise session is enough. You don't need to have 100% absorption, you nned to get in calories and maybe some protein to offset your loses. 

But it is the same with racing. You can't possibly hope to replenish everything immediately on the spot. You lose way more calories than you could take in over a 20 minute period.

If supplements make you happy go for it. But if you have issues with milk I would avoid all things associated with it, including why products. Look for soy or other protein sources. Those exist in both supplemental and more conventional milk like form.

Or eat a ham sandwich and drink some water. It really isn't rocket science here people, regardless of what the sports companies are saying.

2012-08-16 9:27 PM
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The supplement industry is rife with marketing hype

eat real food

ideally within 15 minutes of finishing your workout

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