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Post Workout it's advisable to take a supplement with between 75% protein / 20% carbs to 65% protein / 30% carbs. Currently though my supplement is 85% protein / 10% carbs. So I need to boost the carbs in the supplement. I'm actually thinking of putting in chocolate milk powder (as advised in a Men's Health Magazine) but that seems strange to me. Any advise / comments would be welcome.
 

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My first choice tonight was a cookies n' cream milkshake, but I was broke. So it's peppermint tea at home. Very satisfying.
 

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Water immediately after the workout, then later a nice craft beer.
 

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I have a nice little smoothie. Roughly 25g of protein and 250 calories, I try to keep the fat a minimum for my post-workout.
 

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Stella Artois is nice after a workout, nice Belgium beer!

On a more serious note, generally I would drink some type of high protein shake or smoothie.
 
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Thanks for the responses. Beer is out of the question for me as I do not imbibe alcohol (very often :mst:). I sued to drink a 90%+ protein drink post workout but the big problem is that post workout the body really needs some carbs. Which means that if you have less than say 15 to 20% carbs (dependent on what you've been working out), than your body actually converts the protein to carbs which slows down the conversion of protein for muscle re-bebuilding.
 

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Those percentages sound pretty much in line with what I've seen.

That being said, unless you're doing this at a high level, or are also training for bodybuilding purposes at a serious level, the difference you're talking about is minimal.

Hydrate and get calories in you. That's really the most any of us mortals will need to worry about for a trip back up the performance curve.

Personally, I'm an ale guy after workouts. Lagers wait for the weekends.
 

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Eat a banana if you want more carbs eat protein pasta which will give you not only carbs but protein and Fiber. You can also add yogurt which has Carbs in it.
 

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Post Workout it's advisable to take a supplement with between 75% protein / 20% carbs to 65% protein / 30% carbs. Currently though my supplement is 85% protein / 10% carbs. So I need to boost the carbs in the supplement. I'm actually thinking of putting in chocolate milk powder (as advised in a Men's Health Magazine) but that seems strange to me. Any advise / comments would be welcome.

I don't know if it's the best mix scientifically speaking, but I was using "Muscle Milk Light" mixed with skim milk and a couple of scoops of chocolate ovaltine. It seemed to have all the protein and carbs recommended. The trouble was that it tasted too good and I started gaining gut rather than muscle. But then I'm old, so I have a hard time putting on muscle anyway. It would probably work better for someone younger with a faster metabolism and more hormones.
 
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