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Anyone use pre-packaged recovery bars?(5 posts)

Anyone use pre-packaged recovery bars?mtnpat
Jul 9, 2002 4:46 AM
Can anyone recommend any of the pre-packaged "recovery" bars? I guess something that has lots of protein??

I am doing 3 medium-hard rides this weekend, and was wondering if I should try any of the bars, or just stick with bananas (or both)?

thanks in advance
Not anymoreMcAndrus
Jul 9, 2002 5:00 AM
I got cheap in my old age. For recovery food, almost anything high glycemic will help and bananas fit the bill pretty well. You should also look at some protein source, as you said, so maybe a ham sandwich or such.

The only time I use anything other than regular food is when I have to drive home from a ride and then I mix up a bottle of the Endurox recovery drink. Even then, I'll keep a few fig newtons handy as well.
Jul 9, 2002 3:44 PM
I've tried tons, and I like JogMate protein tubes the best,, it tastes like pudding and has tons of protein, electrolytes and vitamins.
re: Anyone use pre-packaged recovery bars?mackgoo
Jul 9, 2002 4:19 PM
I use smartfuel.
Fruit, cheese, and peanut butter!Kerry
Jul 9, 2002 4:24 PM
This gives you all the electrolytes, protein, and "good" fat and a fraction of the cost of a recovery bar. Plus it tastes a lot better. If you want more protein, you can mix non-fat powdered milk with the peanut butter for an easy to handle snack. Real food always beats the synthetic stuff on price, and at least matches it on nutrition.