Whether your workout is taking the stairs hard to the top of your apartment building after a lengthy jog or lifting weights, that feeling you get after a good workout can be so satisfying. You’ve worked very hard in your workout and now you can rest.
But is that true? A little time to relax may seem very tempting, but that may not be the best thing for you to do. Your body’s receptiveness to nutrients increases dramatically after a hard workout, so good nutrition in the short term afterwards is very important. Don’t start slacking now! Be sure to down your Shakeology shake within ten minutes of the end of your workout, and wait another 30 to 45 minutes for it to metabolize before you eat anything else.
When Nietzsche argued, “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” he could easily have been talking about a workout. In the first place, exercise quickly consumes your blood sugar along with glycogen, which is your body’s reserve of sugar. At the same time, it consumes the electrolytes and fluids in your body and causes microscopic damage to your muscle tissue. The last one is more prevalent in weight training, but pretty much any kind of intense exercise injures and then builds muscle in one degree or another. If you need evidence of this, all you need to do is observe a swimmer’s shoulders or a jogger’s legs.
“That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”
When you are serious about working out, a key reason that Shakeology is recommended by top trainers like RevAbs’ Brett Hoebel or P90X’s Tony Horton is because your body is depleted and people often end up consuming too many calories following their workout. The amount of calories you need for replenishing after a workout depends on how hard you worked out and your body size, but in general it should be between 100 and 250 calories per workout. Shakeology fits this need perfectly with 140 to 150 calories and each serving. And if you need some added calories, tossing in some nut butter or a banana will do the trick nicely.
Following an exercise session, protein is essential since it helps repair and restore muscles. This is because protein is made out of amino acids, which are the very basic components of muscle. You can get your body to kick in the recovery process quickly by consuming some quality protein right away. Shakeology, with 16 to 18 grams of good protein per serving, is very effective in building up muscles and is easily absorbed into the body, especially after vigorous exercise because, the body is then hungry for nutrients.
The next step is upping your blood sugar. You will have to consume carbs to make this happen. Each serving of Shakeology is packed with 17 grams of carbs, so when you reach for that shake right after your workout, your body will be healthily replenished and you will feel satisfied so that you won’t feel overly hungry at your next meal, which generally leads to unhealthy choices.
The last two ingredients involved in recovery are water and electrolytes (specifically potassium, sodium, magnesium, and chloride), which your body loses as you sweat. Your electrolytes will go up with Shakeology’s enzymes, magnesium, minerals, sodium and vitamins, and you can go even higher by using coconut water to create your shake. As far as re-hydrating goes, it’s as simple as drinking plenty of water.
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