Chocolate Milk Post-Exercise?Posted: August 9, 2011
I’m contemplating deviating from my Post-Workout Protein Shake next week and trying out low fat Chocolate milk. I want to see if it has any effect on my performance in subsequent training sessions, as I normally workout twice a day.
Benefits of consuming Fat Free Chocolate milk during the 2hr period after exercise:
- Aides the body to Retain, Replenish & Rebuild Muscle
- Helps prep the muscles to perform better if you do more then one workout a day
- Enhanced Skeletal Muscle Protein Synthesis
- Greater concentration of Glycogen (muscle fuel) in muscles
- Maintain Lean Muscle
In addition Chocolate Milk contains nutrients that traditional sports drinks lack.
Information on this topic is still fairly new. From my readings it seems that the findings from this new research was presented at the American College of Sports Medicine conference June 2010.
I would love to know if anybody else can shed some light on this.
Ever tried Chocolate Milk Post Workout?
What was on the menu today!?
Breakfast: A big plate of Fruit
Morning Snack: 2 Cruskits with Raspberry + Brazil Nut & Linseed spread, Mandarin
Lunch: Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber & Cheese sandwich + Carrot sticks
Pre-Workout: Black Coffee & a good Book
Post-Workout: Protein Shake & a massive bowl of Mixed Berries