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post #16 of 19
Cheat meals are important.

If you are lifting weights, your recovery isn't just determined by time off, but by your diet. In general, more calories will mean quicker recovery, so after a hard workout sometimes a cheat meal will benefit you.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by AdamG
Cheat meals are important.

If you are lifting weights, your recovery isn't just determined by time off, but by your diet. In general, more calories will mean quicker recovery, so after a hard workout sometimes a cheat meal will benefit you.

Calories have very little to do with immediate post-workout recovery. In fact, your typical cheat meal's contents of greasy fats and little protein will only further contribute to catabolism (your body eating its muscles).

Immediately following a tough lifting session, your body needs two things - protein / amino acids and glycogen - and it needs them quickly. The ideal way to get these into your body is a shake combining whey protein and some form of simple sugar, with dextrose being a good one.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by mr_economy
Calories have very little to do with immediate post-workout recovery. In fact, your typical cheat meal's contents of greasy fats and little protein will only further contribute to catabolism (your body eating its muscles).

Immediately following a tough lifting session, your body needs two things - protein / amino acids and glycogen - and it needs them quickly. The ideal way to get these into your body is a shake combining whey protein and some form of simple sugar, with dextrose being a good one.

I don't mean PWO, I mean that night or whatnot.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by AdamG
I don't mean PWO, I mean that night or whatnot.

Oh ok.
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