- What's your Post-Excercise recovery food?
Ride, Milk, nesquick (chocolate), banana, blender, drink, stretch, shower, proper food with carbs, protein and veg within the hour, massage with roller, rest. It’s a system you see, no one magic element, but lot of pieces of a puzzle.
Disclaimer – I’m not a pro and have not raced for years but I do have a degree in Exercise Science! The above works for me but its best to play with a few ideas and see what works for you.
Have you read The Obree Way? Well worth it for myth busting on this matter.
HTHPosted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
IMO it depends on how much the ride, etc took out of you, what your goals are (i.e. if weight loss is a goal then eating loads after is probably counter-productive) and whether you have another big ride/training session planned for tomorrow or not. If you don’t then just normal eating is probably sufficient.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
What do you eat, and what should you eat, following a seriously big ride/run/swim etc?
I tend to head straight for toast and Nutella, although after last night’s ride, porridge hit the spot.
I have had a “recovery shake” or 2 in the past when I was training for a trail running race and they worked great, but I’d much rather stick to proper food.Posted 4 years agoKevaMember
following a seriously big ride/run/swim etc
it all depends on how I feel and what time of day it is. Sometimes it’s a full on meal, sometimes a snack from whatever is in the fridge, sometimes it’s straight to the pub for a few beers.
Last night for instance I did and hour of kickboxing followed by an hour of incredibly arduous indonesian yoga and didn’t get home ’till nearly 21:30. I’ve also cycled 10miles during the day. It’s too late to eat a full meal and I haven’t eaten properly since lunchtime, I don’t even feel hungry but know my body needs feeding and I’m pretty tired. All I can do is russell up something from bits and peices in the fridge. mixed beans, some rice, prawns, some veg and a bit of spice for flavour.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
if Im training (which I havent done for a while) or got another ride coming up I’ll have some chocolate milk and try to have something vaguely carb/protein rich, low fat.
Normally copious tea and cake for preference
after a tues night ride I’ll have monday tea leftovers or pizza.Posted 4 years ago
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