Recovering after your workout: this is how you do it
You have made up a training schedule and you have a goal in mind, but it is difficult to keep this up with your work, social life and all sorts of other things. This is because your body - after training - needs rest and nutrition to recover. How can you do this exactely? Read it here.
What is recovery and why is it important to you?
To keep up a workout - whether it's running, cycling or fitness - you need your energy supply and your muscles. As your workout progresses, your energy will diminish. That's why it's important to help your body recover after a workout so you have an optimal effect of your training.
The key to recovery: carbohydrates and proteins
The intake of carbohydrates replenishes your energy supplies. During the effort, you will use that supply of energy to perform. Afterwards, you have to make sure that you can replenish that supply, so that you don't run out of energy completely.
The absorption of proteins will ensure that your muscles will recover. During your workout, they will slightly break down in order to perform. Therefore, you need enough proteins afterwards, so your muscles can gain strength and not lose them
Recovery with a recovery shake
A recovery shake is designed so your body can recover. It contains the right amount of carbohydrates and proteins you need to replenish your supplies and help your body to recover.
Which recovery shake do I take and when?
Our recovery shake contains 61 grams of carbohydrates and 30 grams of protein, the ideal amount to replenish your energy supply and help your muscles recover. We recommend the intake of this recovery shake within one hour after your exertion.
What about sporting right before a meal or late in the evening? You eat a full meal afterwards, so a recovery shake is not ideal. Especially for this, we developed a low-carb version, provided with few carbohydrates (20 grams) but as much protein (30 grams). This way your muscles will get the necessary proteins to aid the recovery process but you will get a lot less carbohydrates.