You probably have everything planned out… your goals are written down, your meals are prepped, your workouts are planned… you’re ready to get in better shape and finally feel great!
But are you forgetting something?
Let me ask you this, what are you doing post-workout?
Because if your goal is to burn fat, build muscle, or transform your body…
Then you need to be aware that behind your nutrition plan, workout routine, and drinking water…. doing post-workout the RIGHT way will have the biggest impact on your results!
What is the right way though?
Smashing a Chiptole bowl? Grabbing a smoothie full of sugar? Eating a protein bar filled with processed sugars and chemicals?
It’s a tale as old as time and yet still effective to this date. Consuming between 25 and 50 grams of protein from a high-quality source within 30 mins of resistance and weight training is still the golden rule. The goal is to start the repairing process of those delicate muscle tissues you just ripped to shreds in the gym.
If you are someone who can have meals prepped around the clock and have them accessible at all times of the day, great. For those of us who aren’t perfect robots, a protein shake is your best bet.
The key factor to that protein shake is it is high quality, has no processed garbage in it like sucralose, and making sure the protein is easily digestible so your body can make the most of the first calories consumed post-workout.
Outside of getting a protein shake in post resistance training, make sure you are stretching, hydrating, consuming BCAA (branch chained amino acids), and getting in a solid meal mixed of carbs, fats, and protein within 2 hours of finishing the workout.
This will also aid in the recovery process and help you hit your goals whether you are bulking up or shredding down!