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A couple of questions about the P90X supplements?
A couple of questions about the P90X supplements?
p90x supplements carbs p90x recovery formula p90x supplements protein intake 1st day of p90x peak recovery drink
1/2/13 5:54 AM
Well, I am new to the P90X program and I have many questions on my head:

1) Considering that the peak recovery formula is recommended to be taken after the workout, what is the effect of taking so many carbs after the workout?

2) Why is the ratio of carbs low compared to the protein in the recovery formula? Isn't the protein intake level supposed to be high after the workout too? And isn't the carbs intake level supposed to be high before the workout since it will be consumed during the workout?

3) Do I have to take the recovery drink even after the workouts which don't include weight lifting like the Yoga and Stretch and Cardio workouts?

4) Is it a problem if I do the workout at night, take the recovery drink and go straight to bed? (Bearing in mind that it has a high level of carbs?

Thanks
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RE: A couple of questions about the P90X supplements?
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1/2/13 10:36 AM as a reply to MoeAU.
MoeAU:
Well, I am new to the P90X program and I have many questions on my head:

1) Considering that the peak recovery formula is recommended to be taken after the workout, what is the effect of taking so many carbs after the workout?

2) Why is the ratio of carbs low compared to the protein in the recovery formula? Isn't the protein intake level supposed to be high after the workout too? And isn't the carbs intake level supposed to be high before the workout since it will be consumed during the workout?

3) Do I have to take the recovery drink even after the workouts which don't include weight lifting like the Yoga and Stretch and Cardio workouts?

4) Is it a problem if I do the workout at night, take the recovery drink and go straight to bed? (Bearing in mind that it has a high level of carbs?

Thanks


Hello Moe,

Those are great questions!

1. Carbs will help with recovery and help replace the glycogen stores used during workout.
2. Carbs a lower than protein, because protein is required within 30 minutes of a workout to help rebuild the muscle that was torn down.
3. I don't think you need it after stretching....Yoga, maybe....that workout is pretty hard and will work your muscles.
4. I imagine you are jumping to bed within 5 minutes of workout. If you drink immediately following workout...by the time you get ready for bed, you should be ok. Since it's a liquid drink, your body will absorb everything faster and break it down a lot quicker than eating a plate of food.

I hope this helps!

In Health,
Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
Team motivFIT
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RE: A couple of questions about the P90X supplements?
1/11/13 5:36 PM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
Thanks Coach Jeff for your answers emoticon

I had more couple of questions if you don't mind me asking:

1) Is there a recommended timing for doing the P90X workout during the day?
2) Unfortunately I can't obtain the P90X supplements since I am in Australia, so I am taking another recovery drink after the workouts which is high on carbs and it is high on proteins as well. So, is that fine?
3) I am not doing all the P90X workouts, as I am doing only the resistance workouts. The reason behind that, is I am seeking muscle gain, and I have been working out for almost year before starting the P90X, and I used to always do cardio before the resistance, and I have been only losing weight and gained little muscle mass.

Thanks,

Moe
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RE: A couple of questions about the P90X supplements?
1/11/13 5:46 PM as a reply to MoeAU.
MoeAU:
Thanks Coach Jeff for your answers emoticon

I had more couple of questions if you don't mind me asking:

1) Is there a recommended timing for doing the P90X workout during the day?
2) Unfortunately I can't obtain the P90X supplements since I am in Australia, so I am taking another recovery drink after the workouts which is high on carbs and it is high on proteins as well. So, is that fine?
3) I am not doing all the P90X workouts, as I am doing only the resistance workouts. The reason behind that, is I am seeking muscle gain, and I have been working out for almost year before starting the P90X, and I used to always do cardio before the resistance, and I have been only losing weight and gained little muscle mass.

Thanks,

Moe


You're welcome.
1. Doesn't matter what time of day. Just do it during the time of day that works best for you and you'll know you will get it done.

2. I'm sure it'd fine It's should be a Carb/Protein ratio of 4:1 I posted a message the other day in regards to post workout recovery food/drinks. Click Here to Read!

3. That's fine. If you are going to do cardio, I would do after resistance training so that you will have more energy to to exercises and you will utilize more protein and carb stores.....when you get to cardio, you will burn more fat stores.

Jeff
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