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Poll: Best post-workout beverage:
  • 16.8% - Gatorade 230
  • 4.8% - Powerade 66
  • 50.2% - Water 686
  • 6.8% - Milk 93
  • 21.3% - Whiskey 291
1366 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

curtisuxor


quality posts: 56 Private Messages curtisuxor

Have you tried protein milkshakes after a workout? Try a meatshake instead.

highonpez


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My head said water but my heart say whiskey.

behappi


quality posts: 1 Private Messages behappi

Water and/or chocolate milk ( right amount of protein, carbs, & fats).

atx85


quality posts: 2 Private Messages atx85

I guess it's heavily dependent on what the said "workout" activity is.

ckeilah


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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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RWoodward


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Hmmm...

Salt and sugar or salt, artificial sweetner and dangerous stimulants. Which to choose?

Clayton4384


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Oh god! I drank a 6-pack of beer (bitburger) after a 3 mile run, worst hangover ever. True it was 9AM, and fun when I did it, but I sure did pay for it.

Loot


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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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roadlizard7


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Single malt scotch to be specific.

TheTexasTwister


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A glass of iced green tea with some honey usually hits the spot for me.