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P90X - When to take Recovery Drink?
Hi guys, I just started the P90X program. Day 1 was chest and back, followed by Ab Ripper X.

It took me about 2 hours to get through Chest and Back, and then another 30 mins for the Ab Ripper, because I'm new to the program, learning the moves, and need a little break in between sets.

I know that there is a 1 hour window after working out when you need to take the Recover drink.

My question is: because it takes me so long to get through the workout, when do I take the Recovery Drink? After Chest and Back is done, or wait till I am finished with Ab Ripper X also?


Thanks so much,
Richard
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RE: P90X - When to take Recovery Drink?
2/4/13 6:29 PM as a reply to RichieRich123.
Hi Richard, welcome to the boards!

Just take the recovery drink after you finish your workout. If you do AbRipperX immediatly after Chest and Back, take it after AbRipperX. If you do it like 30 minutes after Chest, take the recovery after Chest and Back. Just take it if you feel like you "earned" it, that is , in the hardest workouts.

Coach Alberto
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RE: P90X - When to take Recovery Drink?
2/4/13 7:20 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
Thanks so much Alberto.

If I take it at the end of abdominals, will I still be in the 1 hour window to benefit my chest and back muscles? Since ive been working out now for like 2 and 1/2 hours total.
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RE: P90X - When to take Recovery Drink?
2/5/13 8:00 PM as a reply to RichieRich123.
Yes, remember is 1 hour AFTER you finish your workout. So if you finish at 7 am, and then do ABRX and finish that at 7:30, you still have 30 more minutes to drink it.

Coach Alberto
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