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post-workout supplements

Postby deveng » Fri Aug 03, 2012 07:21 am

I've recently started training again, just doing body-weight resistant work at home (dips, chin ups, press ups, squats) and I'm really struggling with recovery - without pushing myself that hard I'm really suffering for about 3-4 days with very limited strength and very sore muscles.

When I used to train I religiously had protein shakes afterwards, and never used to suffer like this - so am I doing something wrong when I'm training (I warm up and stretch afterwards) or is my body just craving protein to repair itself more effectively?

I don't have an especially high protein diet if I'm honest, but my diet is pretty balanced and I eat a fairly decent amount!
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Re: post-workout supplements

Postby deveng » Fri Aug 03, 2012 09:34 am

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:DOMS


Thank you, more training and a dose of "manning up" it is then.
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Re: post-workout supplements

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Fri Aug 03, 2012 21:12 pm

deveng wrote:I've recently started training again,
...I'm really suffering for about 3-4 days with very limited strength and very sore muscles.


It'll go in time.
I'm adamant that all this sports nutrition crap is unnecessary. Just train, then take a rest day or two, and eat relatively healthily.

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Re: post-workout supplements

Postby The Northern Monkey » Fri Aug 03, 2012 21:58 pm

Hypotonic fluid and bananas.

Although, after watching the BBC series about sports drinks and doing a bit of research (being interested in the area) I'm now almost convinced that a glass of semi skimmed milk is a brilliant way, as a sort of booster, to replace fluids, salts, minerals and vitamins after sport.

I'm not a fan of protein shakes, especially anything containing creatine, as your body will become dependent on them. Yes, you'll get gains quick, but won't sustain it unless you keep on the shakes.

Healthy, balanced and sensible diet is the way forward*





*must include lots of bacon.

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Re: post-workout supplements

Postby Girya » Sat Aug 04, 2012 17:30 pm

Sounds to me like you have started like many do, in at the deep end, straight into a program of squats, dips, etc. without doing some easier body weight training and getting the body used to it and building the strength slowly.

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Re: post-workout supplements

Postby deveng » Sat Aug 04, 2012 19:52 pm

My training plan isn't especially stretching, I'm not in bad shape now and I'm not repping to failure so I wouldn't say I'm in at the deep end.

I did a similar session last night and feel better than I have done previously, but it might just be in my head! I'm going to keep ploughing on and see how I feel in a week or two!
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Re: post-workout supplements

Postby mcnultycop » Sun Aug 05, 2012 22:18 pm

Stretch, milk, banana. I do have protein shakes too, but milk does the trick for recovery.

It works for me.

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Re: post-workout supplements

Postby Girya » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:10 pm

Healthy post workout drink, for post biking or TacFit Spetsnaz sessions, tastes better than any protein mix in the kitchen

3 tbsp Almond Butter
250ml Coconut Water
2tsp Cocoa
1tsp Cinnamon
50ml Water
Ice cube

Blend and drink

Also take high quality cod liver oil capsules


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