9/18 Blog Post

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Post-Workout Nutrition Hacks!

Heavily research and forever proven as effective is the post-workout snack.  While there are many theories floating around out there, consistently considered the King of athletic nutrition is the Post-Workout.  So how do you grab this meal and do it right? Follow the next 5 steps and see how much better you start to feel or how quickly you recover!

Who:  Any athlete who has just finished a workout

What: A small meal or snack, consisting of a protein and carbohydrate

Where: Either at the gym or in your car on the way home

When: Within 30 minutes of finishing a workout

How:  It is completely up to the athlete’s preference.  An easy way to start is by grabbing a protein powder (that you will drink and is affordable) and a piece of fruit.  The protein begins cell repair as the fruit replenishes glycogen stores. The cool thing about placing your protein powder in water is that it immediately begins flushing the system of lactic acid and helps to reduce muscle soreness.  As the athlete begins to consume their post-workout snack consistently, they can begin experimenting with a more paleo post-workout or a more macros based workout! (Also, yes Fit-Aid counts, but you still need a protein!)

Try it out and see Coach Kate with questions!


Try this interval running workout from Coach Zach:

  • 5x1200m repeats with 3:00 rest between. Try to keep all efforts within a few seconds of each other.

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  • Check out this shoulder warmup that I have been implementing with some of my classes.