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P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
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I take one scoop of a whey isolate protein shake after every p90x workout. But I want to know if the p90x recovery drink is really that much better than taking this protein shake. What else is included in the recovery drink? Can it lead to easier weight loss, or better results?
Thanks!
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
4/18/12 7:18 PM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
I'm curious about the same thing. I've been using the Muscle Milk chocolate flavor lately, and I think its definitely better than anything I've used in the past. But I just don't know if this is the best product to use considering the intensity of the P90X workouts. In 1 scoop it has 150 calories, 50 fat calories, 6g of fat, and 16g of protein. The fat content scares me. I usually have a protein bar earlier in the day sort of as a quick 2nd breakfast.
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4/19/12 7:28 AM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
It is not necessarily that the p90x branded recovery drink is better than a different recovery drink, but there is a big difference between a recovery drink and a simple protein shake. The ideal post-workout drink needs to have carbs for delivery and only enough protein to satisfy immediate needs, without being slow to digest. It has nothing to do with easier weight loss, but it will likely lead to better recovery or some improved muscle building results. A recovery drink with the right mixture of carbs and protein can be as simple as chocolate milk.

Personally, I would throw the muscle milk out. That is one of the worst brands of protein powder in terms of nutritional value. Cheap ingredients, and insanely high fat content. Optimum nutrition protein is probably your best bet, though again that is not for a recovery drink.
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4/23/12 1:56 PM as a reply to PushRPM.
I see your point, and I think I do need a recovery drink. I'm just looking for a slightly cheaper alternative than the P90X one, so I guess I have some research to do.

My goal really isn't weight loss though. To tell you the truth, I love P90X and I'm going to continue doing it, but I'm looking for a way to burn fat and somehow gain a little mass if possible while doing P90X. So personally, I'd like to add a little more weight, that's why I've been drinking the Muscle Milk, but I feel like it's been hurting me more than helping.
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4/23/12 2:17 PM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
the whole point of recovery drink is to help your body replenish glycogen burned in your workouts and to reduce lactic acid buildup. It also has a little creatine but just about what you burn in your workouts from your natural supply. I wouldn't think of it as a creatine supplement. It's only about 10% what a normal creatine supplementer takes.

It's not really useful to think of it as an either/or with recovery drink and/or protein shakes. Your protein shake is more of a replacement for a chicken breast than it is for recovery drink.
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4/23/12 4:30 PM as a reply to NYPunjabi.
Good advice above. Its important to try and get a 4:1, carb:protein ratio in a recovery drink ideally within 30-60 min of working out. The P90X R & R has this as wel as creatine. Chocolate milk is also a good replacment.
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4/23/12 6:00 PM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
I haven't had the BB recovery, but I can tell you that a 4:1 ratio makes a big difference. I did chest/back this morning and after had a product called Accelerade. I had more energy and was nowhere near as sore as I usually am.
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4/23/12 6:19 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
AdStaffAndrew:
the whole point of recovery drink is to help your body replenish glycogen burned in your workouts and to reduce lactic acid buildup. It also has a little creatine but just about what you burn in your workouts from your natural supply. I wouldn't think of it as a creatine supplement. It's only about 10% what a normal creatine supplementer takes.

It's not really useful to think of it as an either/or with recovery drink and/or protein shakes. Your protein shake is more of a replacement for a chicken breast than it is for recovery drink.



Yeah that's what I've been thinking. There have been times where I would have a full, or many even 2, scoops of the protein powder after a work out, and then feel dead tired after a hour or two. There have also been times when I would use maybe half a scoop of the protein powder, and make a smoothie with some fresh fruit, milk, and ice and feel like a million bucks later. I think I'll use the protein powder, or a bar, as a snack/meal replacement during the day, and use something else for recovery.

Thanks for all your help!
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4/23/12 7:04 PM as a reply to NYPunjabi.
I tried the results and recovery drink and I loved it. I thought it worked great and I liked the taste. Unfortunately I thought it was WAY too expensive to buy it every month.

Lately I've been eating an apple or two and having half a scoop of Pure Protein brand Frosty Chocolate shake. It works out to be about the same amount of calories and pretty close to the correct ratio of carbs to protein (if you eat 2 apples which I rarely do). It may not be as fast acting as a a 100% liquid recovery drink, but I haven't been sore. Most of my soreness came during the first 2 weeks of my program anyway (Power 90).

Try it....much cheaper and it works great.

Adam
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
4/24/12 6:01 AM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
If it is working for you that's fine, but I would not recommend this as a choice recovery solution. An apple and whey are slow to digest and not going to achieve the same delivery as a drink. This is the only time in a day that nutrient timing, delivery, and mixture matter most. If the pre-made solutions are out of your price range, try low-fat chocolate milk, or unflavored protein powder and grape juice.
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
4/24/12 10:35 AM as a reply to blang008.
blang, I was skeptical of recovery drinks, too, until the first time I used one after a really hard workout. It was like I'd just fast forwarded right through the soreness and stiffness. Pretty neat how that works.
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
4/24/12 11:41 AM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
Post workout your body needs to refuel glycogen stores, this is best accomplished with simple sugary carbs. In addition, simple sugary carbs will generate an insulin response in the body which makes your muscles more receptive to protein. So the recovery drink is formulated to be 4 parts carb to 1 part protein.

Protein takes a long time to break down in the body, and isn't broken down fast enough to refuel glycogen stores, especially since that isn't it's primary function. So the perfect ratio of 4:1 carb to protein is what gives you the most optimal results, and preventing your body from going catabolic post workout.
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
4/24/12 6:43 PM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
So what days should you have a recovery drink while on P90x?
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
4/25/12 6:26 AM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
After every intense workout.
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
9/3/13 11:13 AM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
I usually do two types of shakes.

1) almond milk based with half a banana and some other fruit, two or 1.5 scoops of protein powder (Met-RX).
2) Apple juice or grapefruit juice with ice, some organic yogurt, and same dosage of powder.

I did 1.5-2 scoops after hardcore workouts (I tweeked the exercises a bit) and one scoop after a cardio workout.

Also I supplement with Amino acid complexes before workout ( graduating to BCAA soon).
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
9/4/13 11:24 AM as a reply to Meezy.
Grapefruit juice, really? I love grapefruit but have a hard time imagining using grapefruit juice as a base for a smoothie. Interesting.
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
9/5/13 8:08 PM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
It really doesn't matter as long as you eat something post workout, and hit your calorie / macro target before your head hits the pillow.
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
9/6/13 1:52 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
AdStaffAndrew:
Grapefruit juice, really? I love grapefruit but have a hard time imagining using grapefruit juice as a base for a smoothie. Interesting.


Grapefruit or Apple juice is a good provider of sugars, but yes - you do need to work on the balance so that it isn't gross. emoticon
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RE: P90x recovery drink Vs Protein Shake
9/6/13 9:56 AM as a reply to MikeWalker21.
Recovery shake = cheaply made overpriced kook-aid. You're butter at just sticking with a protein shake.

No such thing as the post workout window of op. Just get your calories in by the time your head hits the pillow and you'll be golden. The post workout window was made by supplement companies trying to push product.
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