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Help with recovery supplements

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First off let me say that I'm a complete noob when it comes to supplements, powders, shakes and all that jazz. For the most part, in my mind, I think carbs = energy and protein activates carbs and helps to repair muscle. I get my carbs from eating a lot of rice and usually get my protein from eating a can of tuna after a workout. But lately the tuna part is starting to get to me.

About a month ago I started a 6-day exercise routine that includes alternating weight training and hour long walks and I really want to make the most of what I do. I'm pretty much looking to lower my body fat index and define more than gain muscle (but putting on some muscle wouldn't be the worst thing to happen).

From what I can gather a recovery supplement seems like my best choice to maximize my workouts but with so many choices I have no idea which one to go with. I've been looking at getting Isoflex whey isolate http://www.popeyescanada.com/inf_allmax-IsoFLEX.php but really have no idea.

For any of you that have been/are in the same situation or have used isoflex before what would you recommend/what's you take on the product?

Sorry about the novel and thanks in advance.

-Phil
 

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Haven't tried isoflex before, but I take glutamine every day and it is the beez neez. I find it helps after workout recovery a lot and my muscles (the day after exercise) are a lot less sore and more energized. Getting A LOT of protein 30-90 mins post workout plays a big factor as well. I push for a minimum of 50g and I only tip the scales at 140lbs. Get some carbs post workout as well.

My after workout routine:

a combination of a few of these: chicken, cottage cheese, steak, milk, protein shake

5g of glutamine mixed with apple juice

REST (your muscles need time to rebuild after you broke them down during your workout)

Jump in a hot shower, clean up, then turn it cold (not too cold) and stand there for 30 secs. This betters your circulation.
 

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