Thursday, February 05, 2009
Much has been made over the years when it comes to what type of macro-nutrient ratio works best when it comes to post-workout nutrition. Many from the endurance community (i.e. marathoners, triathletes, etc...) have chanted "carbs only," while more than a few "muscle heads" have reached for more protein than they need with minimal carbohydrate ingestion. So what works best after all this debating?
Toronto-based nutritionist John Berardi, who I follow regularly and whose work I love, concluded yet again in his latest research project that a combination of carbohydrates and protein post-workout is the "magic formula." His quote sums it up best: "So, for both long-distance and multi-event athletes, a carb+protein supplement immediately following exercise bouts is a good idea."
Thanks Dr. Berardi and keep up the great work!