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highonpez wrote:My head said water but my heart say whiskey.
You can work out with me any day! :-)
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I said whiskey only because there was no option for dark beer. In a sports nutrition class I took (in order to maintain my coaching certification) a man with a Ph.D. on the subject told me that a Guiness Stout is the perfect post workout drink in terms of having the right carbohydrates, minerals and other goodies. It apparently has high bio-availability. The Fats and proteins aren't really important in a post-workout drink. You aren't building muscle at that time. Rather, you are replenishing energy at the cellular level within the muscles. Lactic acid uptake, ATP production and all that... You have about a 30-45 minute window in order to get the sugars to the muscle before the door closes on fast transport. After that window of opportunity your recovery back to full performance level can go from 3 days to 5 or more. So, that 45 minute window can cost you more than two days if you miss it after a hard workout. And all you need to to is drink a Guiness!
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