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    post workout shake

    my question is after i lift and before i do cardio i have my 40grams of protein with a tbsp of wheat grass and 80grams of dextrose. Is that ok even though i do cardio for lets say an hr or should i just have my protein after the cardio?

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    Are you cutting, bulking, or maintaining? And typically your body needs protein and carbs asap after a workout so you'll recover quicker and more efficiently.

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    Yeah, PWO after cardio. Just make sure your pre-workout nutrition is in-check and do BCAAs intra/cardio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMB View Post
    Are you cutting, bulking, or maintaining? And typically your body needs protein and carbs asap after a workout so you'll recover quicker and more efficiently.
    bulking

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    Yeah, PWO after cardio. Just make sure your pre-workout nutrition is in-check and do BCAAs intra/cardio.
    damien so then wait until after cardio? please explain the bcaa's intra cardio i am not familiar

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    he means take BCAAs while you are doing cardio

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    ahhhhh ok i didnt even know about that. What is the advantage to that?

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    preserve muscle

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    BCAA's after your workout, and before cardio. PWO nutrition after cardio.

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    i do cardio immediately after i workout and my protein shake has 5 grms of bcaas in it.

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    Sorry, I misread your original post. I'd drop the dextrose personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    Sorry, I misread your original post. I'd drop the dextrose personally.
    gbrice why drop the dextrose?

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    Id like to know about Dextrose as well.
    25 years of working out Ive never done weight gainer...ie Dextrose or other sugar/carb.
    However after some reading, I recently just added 80g Dextrose to my Post Workout shake. Before only protein.
    I really dont see/feel the advantage. All that happens is I have a major sugar crash 1 hr later and nap 1/2 hr on the couch.

    Sorry chi...on subject, right? :-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by chi View Post
    gbrice why drop the dextrose?
    Quote Originally Posted by First Timer 42 View Post
    Id like to know about Dextrose as well.
    25 years of working out Ive never done weight gainer...ie Dextrose or other sugar/carb.
    However after some reading, I recently just added 80g Dextrose to my Post Workout shake. Before only protein.
    I really dont see/feel the advantage. All that happens is I have a major sugar crash 1 hr later and nap 1/2 hr on the couch.

    Sorry chi...on subject, right? :-))
    ^ ^ this is one good reason why. I just don't see the benefit of spiking insulin like that... I think more stable blood levels is better over the long term. If you want fast acting carbs PWO, look at waxy maize or vitargo. Personally, I stick with complex carbs - oats are my choice.

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    After cardio I have ALWAYS taken exactly the same post workout shake as after a weights session. The carb content of that shake is powdered oats.

    The only difference is that after weights I down my shake within 15 mins. After cardio I wait 30 mins. I then eat a real meal within an hour of that shake.

    Tried dextrose a couple of times. Made me sweat alot and induced an overriding feeling of nausea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Timer 42 View Post
    Id like to know about Dextrose as well.
    25 years of working out Ive never done weight gainer...ie Dextrose or other sugar/carb.
    However after some reading, I recently just added 80g Dextrose to my Post Workout shake. Before only protein.
    I really dont see/feel the advantage. All that happens is I have a major sugar crash 1 hr later and nap 1/2 hr on the couch.

    Sorry chi...on subject, right? :-))

    all good man i thought the idea of spiking your insulin is so you can grow

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