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Recovery Supplements?(15 posts)

Recovery Supplements?chad
Jun 6, 2001 12:31 PM
Can anyone suggest a good recovery supplement that isn't
real expensive?
Chocolate MilkGreg Taylor
Jun 6, 2001 12:40 PM
Seriously. It has protein (prevents muscle soreness) and complex carbs and sugar to refuel. I've also had good luck eating peanutbutter & jelly and a banana after a ride.

If you can't stomach that, Endurox R4 is excellent. Doesn't meet the cheapness test, however.
Chocolate Milk has lactoseParker
Jun 6, 2001 1:37 PM
All dairy contains lactose which, if I'm not mistaken, can increase lactic acid build up in muscles.
The lactic acid is what causes muscle soreness.
Regardless, I drink milk all the time.
Choco-milk is choco-licious so that's an added bonus :)

I prefer cytomax if I feel I need a recovery drink.
Usually water food and watching motor sports on
the couch work just fine after a 6 hour ride.
Chocolate Milk has lactoseGreg Taylor
Jun 6, 2001 1:53 PM

Never had a problem. Maybe I'm weird.
Chocolate Milk has lactoseParker
Jun 6, 2001 4:09 PM
and I never had more than one biology class in college so
it may be a non issue. Like I said I drink non-fat all the time
and don't seem to have any problems. I'll probably get kidney stones from all the calcium one day though.
something to look forward to!
RE: the Kidney Stones -- "All Things Must Pass..." (nm)Greg Taylor
Jun 6, 2001 6:12 PM
Blah Blah
re: Recovery Supplements?TimO
Jun 6, 2001 12:41 PM
I use endurox drink and
Branched chain amino acids called
Recover-Ease - they help prevent overtraining they arent magic you need to rest
re: Recovery Supplements?PaulCL
Jun 6, 2001 1:18 PM
My recipe:
Mix endurox, water, ice cubes, banana, and any other fruit - I especially like strawberries - into a blender and make a ride-end smoothie. Does the trick for me and it tastes great. Paul
re: Recovery Supplements?/ the cheap and the costlyTC
Jun 6, 2001 1:26 PM
Some of the more favorite ones are a glass of skim milk with with 3 tbsps of sugar. Slim Fast has the right ratio of carbs and protein.

My favorite one is the Endurox with Ribose in it and every now and then I'll sprinkle some creatine in it. Not much, but the CW is that it's better for muscle recovery anyway for endurance atheletes.

I'll drink soon after and take a spin on the trainer for about 15-20 minutes at 85-95 rpm to get rid of the lactic acid build-up.

re: Recovery Supplements?4bykn
Jun 6, 2001 1:40 PM
Ice cold Coke works for me, followed by one or more Buds as needed to kill pain ;)
re: Recovery Supplements?Jon Billheimer
Jun 6, 2001 3:58 PM
I like 4bykn's astute, scientifically accurate, and absolutely cutting edge analysis. YESSSS!!!!

Seriously, lactose in milk has nothing to do with lactic acid production in muscles. Second, lactic acid does not cause soreness. Free hydrogens which degrade the cell wall are thought to do that. Third, carbohydrate ingestion, perhaps with a little protein thrown in (although there is evidence to dispute that), immediately following, and at two hour intervals after, your workout will do the trick. Plus the above-noted libations.
re: Recovery Supplements?look271
Jun 6, 2001 4:05 PM
A big glass of OJ with some soy protien in it. Yum. Hits the spot, and I'm good to go. Works OK too, for a pre-ride drink. (1-2 hrs before.) Throw in some nuts for some good fat-nature's best fuel.
This kinda question brings the cranks out of the woodworkbiohazard
Jun 6, 2001 7:07 PM
I suggest you research it on your own because most folks to respond don't know recovery from their asses.
Yes, try Slimfastpmf
Jun 7, 2001 6:41 AM
Its got the 4:1 carb to protein ratio recommended by Ed Burke (or one of those cycling nutritionist gurus ... I forget which), has no fat, some vitamins, minerals and fiber. It costs $1/can, tastes great and is available almost anywhere. After a long ride, its the first thing I go for.

Some people might suggest skim milk with some sugar --- but does that sound very good? If it doesn't taste good, chances are you won't use it.
Potassium & Sodium??RainRider
Jun 7, 2001 9:49 PM
None of these suggestions include Potassium or Sodium...except perhaps the PB&J. I've heard that electrolyte(sp?) replenishment is a key piece of the recovery process. Is this true or false?

I was recently at a nutritional seminar for athletes and the suggested recovery method was this: After a ride (more than 60 minutes of aerobic/anaerobic excercise) one should rehydrate first. Drink at least 8 ounces of water. (Eating first may make you full and you won't drink enough.) Next, replenish electrolytes (banana or something salty). Finally replenish carbs.

Opinions in the nutritional community seem to change as often as the wind. Is the potassium/sodium thing accurate or just more hype??