Wednesday, August 11, 2010

chocolate milk

dan harrison AKA HE-DAN
and i were conversing about protein shakes
...what is that you say? its a recovery drink?

To get the best results from your training, ensure that your post-workout drink or meal is up to par. After your workout, your body is most receptive to using amino acids to repair muscle tissue, while using carbohydrates to restore muscle glycogen.

chocolate milk contains very important amino acids
that aid in the recovery of muscle as well as building it.

Most prepared chocolate milk
beverages are made with 1% or 2% milk, but you could also create your own fat-free chocolate milk by adding some chocolate syrup to regular skim milk. This will provide you with the benefits of carbohydrates, while giving you the optimal protein source found in milk.

Post-workout chocolate milk is beneficial because of its protein & carb content. Every cup contains between 8 and 11 grams of protein. Ideally, you’ll want to consume between 15 and 25 grams of protein after a workout. Carbs will come in around 20 to 25 grams.

Chocolate milk has a bad rep for being full of sugar, but perception is quickly changing and people are turning to it after their workout sessions. So, there’s no need to spend tons of money on mixing up some fancy post-workout beverage -- consider using simple chocolate milk instead.


Athletes such as Michael Phelps drew attention to this at the 2004 Olympics when he was seen to be drinking Carnation chocolate drinks after swims.

Chocolate milk is a great way to recover after weight training and power exercise.

It helps the muscles recover where weight training wears out the muscles.

Carbohydrates are the most important calorie intake when strength training in order to build muscle.

They are a predominate source of energy for the body allowing it to metabolize and heal quicker.

Carbohydrates turn to glycogen in the muscles allowing for bursts of energy to occur while weight training and the longer the work out, the more glycogen is required.

-if you are trying to be macho, dont use a straw.

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