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How important is p90x recovery drink?
I've always drank whey protein drinks after my workouts. So I was wondering if I should just keep that up or would it be more beneficial to invest in the recovery drink?
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
5/14/10 7:21 AM as a reply to chief15.
Here's the FAQ on the recovery drink

I would suggest you use the recovery drink, then wait 30 mins and have the protein drink, but the protein drink alone won't give you the jump on the muscle repairs like the recovery drink will

Glen
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
5/14/10 10:08 AM as a reply to chief15.
thank you, i really appreciate the info
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
5/15/10 8:51 AM as a reply to chief15.
I read what's in the recovery drink and there isn't much protein(only about 12g I think). I was always told you need at least 25g of protein right after a workout or you basically wasted your workout? Is this accurate? Is the 12g in recovery drink really enough?
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
5/17/10 8:50 AM as a reply to chief15.
No, that's not accurate. It's not like your muscles aren't going to resynthesize if not immediately feed. We would have died out as a race long ago if this were the case. But the post-workout window for nutrient absorption is one hour, so if you feel you need that extra protein, take the RF, wait 30-45 minutes, then eat something to get the rest of your protein in. It certainly won't hurt.
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
5/17/10 9:11 AM as a reply to AdStaffDenis.
It is the creatine in the recovery drink that is what makes the drink important. Now if you already have whey protein that you are happy with then you could simply buy a creatine powder to add to the whey. There isn't a lot of creatine in the recovery drink, only about 500 mg per serving.
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
5/17/10 1:02 PM as a reply to exercisesucks.
I disagree the creatine is not what makes the recovery drink important, in fact it's only about a tenth of the recommended maintenance level
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
1/18/13 4:28 PM as a reply to CoachGlen76.
Actually what makes the recovery drink importnat is the carbs. Your body's blood sugar level drops after an intense workout and drinking simple sugar (dextrose) helps bring your sugar levels up. This helps speed up the recovery process. The protein ratio helps to flush protein to the muscles to start the rebuilding process of the muscles. But your body needs to bring up the blodd sugar before it can recover the muscles effectivly. The recovery drink is VERY beneficial for p90x and I would highly reccomend to get best benefits to fuel your muscles. Then there is a little bit of creatine and vitamins and nutrients that also rebuild your body back to balance.
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
1/18/13 5:25 PM as a reply to felber786.
Not sure if you noticed that the last post is two years old, but you're right on about the benefits.
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RE: How important is p90x recovery drink?
1/22/13 3:38 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
lol yeah I noticed after I posted
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