Chocolate Yazoo, mostly. In the winter, I go with the Frijj that can be microwaved. Mmmmmmmmm. I believe it makes a difference, then again, it’s entirely possible that if I believed a homeopathic recovery drink made a difference it’d make a difference.
Got some SIS stuff as well but as it’s clearly wallpaper paste with some pink dye in, I tend to return to the good stuff.Posted 6 years agojaffejofferMember
Does anyone use these muscle recovery drink/shakes efforts after riding?
ive got into a routine where im riding Wednesday, Friday & Sunday and playing squash tuesday & thursday. the trouble is on a wednesday, my legs are suffering from squash the night before and then thursday they are struggling the previous nights riding etc etc sunday and tuesday im fine because ive rested a day, so i thought some kind of recovery supplement might help me out?
please recommend…Posted 6 years agodruidhMember
I’ve been using Torq recovery occasionally and it does seem to make a difference. The packets of For Goodness Shakes are handy when travelling.
Also look at your post-exercise stretches and consider some compression tights.
When I was commuting 30-odd km every day by bike, I was too knackered on a Sunday to actually enjoy riding.Posted 6 years agosteve_b77Member
I either use For Goodness Shakes for a quick one or if I’m riding too/from home a protein shake made up with Holland & Barrett Body Fortress Lean Whey Protein.
They certainly help, especially when doing long rides back to back; like a hilly 80 miler on the road one day and an equally hilly 75km off road the nextPosted 6 years agocrispoSubscriber
Holland & Barrett Body Fortress Lean Whey Protein
I have a quick shake when I either get in from a bike ride or a gym session if I know im doing either or again the next day.
I always look out for the offers at holland and barrett and it can work out dead cheap. I think last time I paid about £20 for 2 x 1kg tubs and a new shaker. Lasts a few months too.Posted 6 years agoruscleMember
Go onto myprotein website, its renowned to be about the best out their with very hi quality whey protein which is what you require. I use the Max Total Peptide as I find it dosen’t give me the worlds worst farts which you will find a lot of others will. OK if you live on your own but I know my partner didn’t appreciate it as much as I did!Posted 6 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
The usual thery is carbs / protein 4:1 ratio. Flavoured sweetened milk is shown to be as good as anything.
Myself I have my doubts about this but fluids and carbs are not going to do any harm
What doubts do you have? Other than your normal, default, knee-jerk tendency to question pretty much everything?Posted 6 years ago
+1 for MyProtien.
Go for Recovery XS, it has Luciene, L Glutamine, Protien and also (good for our sport) Vit C and Elecrolytes for dehydration.
I take mine after every ride, and then for weights sessions after the session & again the next morning – no muscle ache for me!*
Buying a £20 bag lasts me 3 months, riding 3x per week – way cheaper than goodness shakes etc.Posted 6 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Whey protein seems to work for me, BCAA’s work better, mixing with a shedload of carbs works even better again, but I often skip those to cut out calories, usualy only include them if it’s been a long Saturday ride and I’m planning on going out with the roadies on a Sunday.
Myprotein.com sells all the ingredients that stuff like torq use.
Torq recovery is something like
15g whey proteinPosted 6 years ago
75g 2:1 maltodextrin:fructose
Thats not true Yeti. The right supplement/diet can actually speed up your metabolism – Protiemn vs Carbs is the simple calc here.
You’ll put on weight for two reasons while supplementing
a) If you’re using creatine, it retains water in your muscles
b) If you don’t do the exercise, you’ll get fat – supps contain calories too…..
People need to work out that hard exercise and your body needs fuel to recover, develop and repair. You dont have to use Supps but you should consider/alter your diet content and volume with this in mind.
ie – no fat on a bodybuilder but they eat X times more than a normal person.Posted 6 years ago
My opinion is that unless you’re at the very top of your game and training at your limit then steer clear of supplements.
Get what you need from real food. It is possible to get the appropriate mix of protein and carbs from actual food you know.
If you’re tubby… don’t drink calories.Posted 6 years agobrassneckSubscriber
My opinion is that unless you’re at the very top of your game and training at your limit then steer clear of supplements
I think you’ve got a point, but your first post bordered on the AWESOME detracting from its perceived value 🙂
I’ve used those recovery drinks in 12/24 pairs just as an easy way to get calories and some protein in between shifts, but I don’t do enough to need them normally. I like goodness shakes vanilla though, it’s lush.Posted 6 years agobrassneckSubscriber
You’re a saint TSY, I’m straight on the chips. All that salt is electrolyte replacement, no?
Yazoo is usually 2 for one in Tesco too, but I’ve never done a nutritional comparison to be honest, I just like vanilla better 🙂Posted 6 years ago
I do remember checking a Frij choccy shake and it was pretty much as many calories as my average lunch.
@ Jaff – MyProtien is mail order
@ Yeti & colleagues – do a good bit of reaserch into what you are eating/your bosy is needing for recovery. Yes, you can do the same with good quality natural food, but to get the same amount of content you’d need a lot of very good quality organic produce prepared & seasoned properly to a balance – that basically equals a lot of money, and a fair bit of time / dedication. Motorway Services is poor quality junk in comparison!
Supps are there to avoid the cost/inconvienience of a natural food route, but don’t kid yourself if your going to do it properly.
Its a choice, but don’t pretend a Motorway Service Tuna Sarnie is anywhere close to a decent dietary fix – it isnt!Posted 6 years ago
Supps are there to avoid the cost/inconvienience of a natural food route, but don’t kid yourself if your going to do it properly
There also there to extract money from the naive and to help make lazy incompetents believe they’re proper training.
What you actually ‘need’ is pretty easy to get from food.Posted 6 years ago
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