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Post workout nutrition – part 2

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In part 1 we discussed the importance of post workout nutrition.  In part 2 we will look at the ‘what and when’ in more detail.

Availability of nutrients is vitally important and strongly influences the glucose and amino acid transportation and delivery.  Having the right nutrients in our bodies helps us to rebuild and recover from exercise, even just having the nutrients available can signal to our bodies that it is time to repair.

Post workout nutrition – part 1

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We all know that what you eat is important… but when you eat it is just as important.  This is especially true when it comes to our post workout nutrition.

So just what is post workout nutrition?

Well it is basically all about our understanding of how the body deals with different nutrients post exercise.  Eating certain nutrients after exercise (post workout) can help improve your body composition, performance and recovery.

What is a protein shake?

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Protein shakes are probably the most used supplement by gym users and fitness enthusiasts.  They are also the supplement we are asked about the most, as people are not quite sure what a protein shake is and what purpose they serve.

There are many sources of protein that shakes can be made from, the most common is Whey protein.  Other protein sources include Casein (milk), soy, egg, hemp, rice and pea.

A lot of people are still confuse about taking protein and often see it as a form of steroid.  However proteins are completely natural, unlike steroids, and are taken for purely nutritional reasons – having no influence on your hormones.