Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
Thats because some of them are loded with caffeine and glucose. So you get a big rush of glucose which your body compensates for by releasing massive dump of insulin. Its why energy drinks like red bull and stuff are terrible to drink prior to any exercise.
I don't do pre-workout sups and i really don't take my training seriously enough to want to spend th emoney on post-workout stuff. I tend to prefer stuff like bananas about 60-90 mins before i head to the gym.
and furthermore, that's exactly what I have been doing lately. Bananas or Spinach.
Milk is doing a new angle to promote chocolate milk as the perfect post-workout supp. and I have to say, I've only heard and read good things on it. I'm slightly lactose intolerant, so I can't drink milk straight, but I would if I could. Other than that, I think post-workout is way more important than pre-workout. (since I play the training montage song from rocky 4 on repeat during my workouts, I always have motivation) that's after your body used up it's glucose and stored glycogen, and you're muscles are at their 'peak' and thriving for nutrition. I'll do a protein shake if I can't get home soon enough to eat meat, then an apple or some yogurt.