Last week we talked about some benefits to having a Pre Workout Meal. This week I want to share with you some benefits of a Workout Shake, timing, how to build it, and how important is it actually to have one.
First, what are the main benefits of having a Workout Shake? Well it's a shake because during exercise or right after, it's hard for your body to digest and break down solid food forms. Therefore a shake will be easier for your stomach to handle. Also, because hours will go by from your Pre Workout Meal and Post Workout Meal (next weeks newsletter) this will help fill that void in your schedule. This shake is meant to help replace what you are losing and for starting the recovering and rebuilding process from training.
Secondly, let's start with the timing of the Workout Shake. Assuming that you have your Pre Workout Meal in order, you shouldn't start drinking this shake as early as the start of your workout. You can also drink this right after your workout as well. My general rule of thumb is this, if your workout is brief (30-60 minutes max) and it's not very grueling, you'll probably be fine with consuming this post workout. But if your workout is longer than 60 minutes, and/or its a grueling workout, you should probably be sipping on this drink throughout the training session.
Third, let's talk about what we can use to build this shake.
Now, if you're not already utilizing a Workout Shake, or yours doesn't look quite as thorough as this list above, don't freak out and think that you're ruining all of your progress. Workout Shakes only help optimize your overall training and nutrition efforts. This is a small piece of this holistic puzzle, but I want you to have this information because it can be helpful to make a little extra progress if you feel like you're ready to add this into your plan!
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Physical Prep Coach & Owner of Joel Younkins Training.