Many people are confused about what to eat after training. Some people avoid eating anything because they’re afraid of adding calories after burning off so many at the gym. Others will just drink a protein shake because they heard the body needs protein after a workout.
The fact is, your body is in a unique state after weight training. The carbohydrate-based energy source glycogen that’s stored in muscle cells has been pretty well depleted after intense exercise. Fast carbs consumed within half an hour of finishing exercise can help replenish glycogen stores, and branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) from protein can kick-start the muscled rebuilding process.
Drinking a post-workout recovery protein shake with a banana which will present you with the opportunity to satisfy both needs. Or try using any product with high protein and good carb to replenish your body’s glycogen.