Want to get the most out of your workout? Whether your workout of choice is sweating it out in a group fitness class with CRS, playing club soccer, taking a run around Fraternity Row or hiking with the Maryland Adventure Program, a healthy post-workout meal or snack can help you maximize your effort and ensure a speedy recovery for your next activity.
After you exercise, your body has a lot of repair work to do.
While you’re resting after a tough session at the gym, field, or trail, your body is still hard at work restocking its stores of energy and rebuilding your muscles to make them stronger and more resilient.
This rebuilding work requires raw materials to work with, as well as energy to fuel the work—in other words, it requires nutrients.
A post-workout meal or snack provides your body with the nutrients it needs to recover and prepare for the next challenge.
So what does your body need in order to make a full recovery? A combination of fluid, electrolytes, carbohydrates and protein works best.
The Post-Workout Trifecta
Fortunately, you don’t need to blow your whole paycheck on recovery-enhancing sports drinks or fancy protein shakes or bars to get what you need after a workout.
Everyday food and drinks you can find at the dining hall or at the Sneakers café in the Eppley Recreation Center enhance recovery just as effectively, and can be a healthful source of other vitamins and minerals your body needs.
For an easy post-workout snack, try one of these:
Eyyy someone from Cp! Anyways, all about a protein shake with either Muscle Milk, or MuscleTechs protein powder.
My favorite is dates shake:
1/4 cup hot water (fluid)
1 cup fat free milk (fluid & protien)
About 7 soft dates (the small ones)(carbs)
1- remove the "seeds" of the dates & put the dates in the blender
2- add the hot water
3- add milk, blend well & here it is.