Post-Workout Chow-Down

A fundamental goal of training for athletes is to maximise training in order to increase potential for competition, through enhancing performance during subsequent training sessions as well as over time adapting to the repeated stress of regular training.

But because complete and (often) rapid recovery is required for optimal performance, athletes need to practice nutritional strategies that maximise recovery. Post-exercise recovery encompasses rehydration, regeneration and repair of damaged tissue, and restoration of depleted carbohydrate stores.

Although replenishing muscle and liver glycogen stores after high intensity endurance exercise is the primary goal, there are complementary features of both carbohydrate and protein replacement that can be leveraged to create a more holistic effective recovery strategy.


Glycogen, produced within the body, is the preferred fuel, but is in limited supply with

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