How many carbs/protein do you take post workout?

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  1. Big_Luke

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    Typically What I've been doing is taking drinking a couple of scoops of powered Gatorade and drinking on the way home and then put a couple of more scoops in with my whey and drink it down. I'm guessing I'm taking 75-100 of high impact carbs and typically 50-75 grams of fast dissolving protein post workout also.

    I'm not really bulking right now but would you say that is overkill?
     
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    carbs look about right, protien looks like overkill....
     
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    40g of protein and around 80g of carbs split between hi-go gatorade (dextrose) and low gi oats
     
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    1) What are your pre-workout carbs / protein like ?

    2) Gatorade is a good choice if stacked with creatine. NOT BECAUSE OF THE SUGAR content, but because of the other ingredients such as sodium, potassium, and chloride.

    3) Your protein is not overkill. Too much protein preworkout COULD be overkill, but don't worry about it postworkout.
     
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    about 20 carbs and 50 protein
     
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    51 protein, I also have a gatorade with my bcaa, im dieting though, if I wasnt I would typically take in 50-100 carbs Hi Gi and 40-50 protein. If I dont have a shake I go home and have 10 oz of steak or beef and large baked potato or white rice.
     
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    SO even on your dit... you're still consuming the gatorade? How many g of carbs do you have on the low carb days including your post workout shake?
     
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    right now its 1/2 cup oatmealat 7am, and the gatorade (35 carbs) post workout with BCAA's. Im that low 5 days a week and 2 hi. 3-4 weeks out, I will be flat zero 3 times a week if needed. Those days suck. Im 233.5 clothed this morning. Dropping fast. Next monday 8 weeks out, is the real contest prep for me. Lots of things change.
     
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    Do you up your fats on these days or does it remain consistent?
    Thanks. Hope you start a journal with these details.:)
     
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    on low days I consume fats with most meals. On my high days I pull out all added fats. Also if a low/high day is a non training day there is no gatorade.
     
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    Roughly 40g dextrose & 23g protein immediately PWO... thats cutting.
     
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    50ish protein, 100-120 carbs.
     
  13. SteveO

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    50g malto, 50g dextrose, 60g protein
     
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    typically I try to get a small meal about an hour pre workout. Maybe some chicken and pasta or oats or some other carb source.
     
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    also, would you suggest something else if I'm not taking creatine for post workout carbs?

    I might start on creatine in a few weeks but what else would you suggest?
     
  16. SteveO

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    maltodextrin and dextrose for PWO, or some form of a high gi carb
     
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    like gatorade? and also my fat free pringles? :wavey:
     
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    Any carb source is sufficient, but the emphasis should be on preworkout carbs and a whey protein. The "ideal" carb source depends on your goals. I've experiemented with Dextrose / Malto and found that Oats and other similar carb sources lead to leaner gains overall. Food protein is outstanding, but you may want to experiement with whey protein pre and postworkout.

    Contrary to alot of the misinformation in this forum, it's good to experiment and see what works for you :coold:
     
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    i'd say a mix of higt and low gi carbs (I like oats mixed in my shake) are good PWO
     
  20. SteveO

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    I beleive gatorade is made up highly of fructose, but the powder form is made up of dextrose.. so yeah, that would work (the powder form of gatorade). Smarties, shock tarts, sweet tarts, and since you love those fat free pringles, take some of those for some maltodextrin
     
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    the first ingredient is sucrose, then dextrose. what's the deference?
     
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    2nd that
     
  23. SteveO

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    the first ingredient is usually the majority of it used. The difference in time it takes to convert to glucose, the faster the better.
     
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    Dextrose is a monosaccharide and is essentially "ready to burn" when it hits your stomach... i.e. it is readily absorbed and used in the blood stream.

    Sucrose is a disaccharide, and needs to be "broken down" into its compononent monosaccharides before it can be absorbed.

    In short, dextrose will create a faster insulin response.
     
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    I go with usually around 40g's of protein and about 80 carbs.
     
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