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2006/07/19 13:09:31 (permalink)
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IS this true ?

Hello, im new here.

The other day i was told that after a workout, whether it be cardiovascular or weight training, the body's main concern is to ensure there is enough glucose in the blood to keep the essential functions in the body working, such as brain/heart function etc. The body also needs to refuel glycogen stores. Only after this does the body worry about dealing with micro (muscle) tears etc.

So my question is, is this true, and if so does this mean that consuming a protein shake after a workout isnt the best thing to do as the body can convert protein into glucose when it should be used for building muscle.

I also read this on the internet "After exercise, when the body is in a catabolic state, protein supplementation can help protect the body’s muscles from being metabolized for energy."

Which is correct in your opinion because i just have both protein and carbs after a workout.

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    dannywooly
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    RE: IS this true ? 2006/07/19 13:17:37 (permalink)
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    Im no Scientist but Protien and Dextrose after the gym would suffice both your concerns no?

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