Friday, September 25, 2009

Muscle Recovery

We have talked alot about Protein and the importance for a balanced diet that will help you lose weight and build muscle. I want to make sure that you all are getting a boost of protein within an hour after Bootcamp sessions. It is important to replenish nutrients within 30 mins to
an hour after exercise for maximum muscle recovery and repair. It is recommended to take in about 20 gms of protein after your workout.
Whey protein powder is absorbed into your system more quickly than other forms of protein, making it the best choice in muscle recovery. If you are not able to whip up a smoothie for breakfast when you get home, and don't like the taste of hand-mixed protein powder, there is
another option. I have just received Muscle Milk Light ready-to-drink cartons of chocolate
protein beverage that you can drink in the car, at work - anywhere! Each 8.5oz drink contains
100 calories, 15 gm protein, 5 gm carbs and no artificial sweeteners. You can get the rest of your after workout protein with breakfast food.
Individually, Muscle Milk sells for $2 ea. Try it, and if you like it, I can order a case of 24 bottles that would sell for $36 ($1.50 ea). It also comes in strawberry, vanilla, choc mint or mocha. I place orders on Thursday and receive the next day - Friday afternoon.
Get the most out of your workouts by building muscle with whey protein. You will also notice a difference in energy level, appetite control and less muscle soreness.
Here is another smoothie recipe:
Strawberry Smoothie
1 container of Greek Yogurt (or 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 scoop strawberry Designer Whey
6 walnut halves
few ice cubes & water to preferred consistency
Throw into a blender and mix. 250 calories 35 gm protein
Have a good weekend!

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