For many people, recovery after workout includes a dose of fast-acting carbohydrates. But how much do You really need carbs to eat after a workout for optimal gains?
I must confess: I love to eat sweets after a workout! If you follow any of my diets, you already know that I recommend eating high-glycemic, super absorbable carbohydrates immediately after your workout.
Except for special low-carb phases, most diets that I have compiled, incorporating doses of carbohydrates post-workout, along with creatine, protein, beta-alanine, carnitine and betaine. As a source of post-workout carbs I prefer glucose, which can be found in such supplements as Post JYM or just in candy.
Lately I received many questions about the importance of the use of carbohydrates after training. Some people doubt the influence of carbohydrate loading after Continue reading
Beginners in fitness have prejudice: muscle pain is an indicator of the effectiveness of the workout. They are ready to spend all your time in the gym, exercising to exhaustion. Only instead of a beautiful muscular relief is the result of “productive training” becomes something nobody expected — poor health and the inability to transcend the normal flight of stairs. Not to cause harm to the body, pay attention to the replenishment of spent forces. Here are some ways to restore, that may be appropriate.
During training you are actively burn proteins and carbohydrates needed for muscle growth. To replenish nutrients and to stimulate muscle protein synthesis immediately Continue reading
What is the best source of energy for muscles and brain? Carbs, carbs and more carbs! Although fats and proteins can also supply the body with energy, but in the body they are designed for other functions and how energy sources are not as effective compared to carbohydrates. Carbohydrates serve as fuel source for the brain and muscles. The body can
“burn” carbohydrates quickly and with very high efficiency.
What are carbohydrates?
Simple carbohydrates are a group of products containing sugar. Complex carbohydrates – a group of foods containing starch.
Simple carbohydrates found in chocolate, fruits, sugar, jam, honey, etc. They can just a few minutes “to enter the blood stream”, providing you with a “quick energy”.
Your body instantly responds to a rapid rise in blood sugar by releasing insulin, which helps cells “pick up” from the blood of excess sugar. As a result, the blood sugar is rapidly decreasing Continue reading