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Offline Pariah

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Post Ride Recovery
« on: October 13, 2008, 11:01:37 AM »
So, I'm sure this was discussed before, but sometimes thoughts and ideas change.

So with out further gilding the lilly:
What do you guys use for post ride recovery, why, and what works best for you (understanding each individual is different)?
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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 11:11:02 AM »
BEER... why? it tastes good. and if you drink enough the pain in your legs goes away.  ;D
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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 11:13:39 AM »
within 20 minutes - chocolate milk w/ glutimin

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 11:49:15 AM »
I think I found something after Saturdays Epic at Santos, Bud Light and Zacherys fried chicken fingers. I know what your thinking but the next morning I expected to wake up a little sore, tired, etc: but I was fresh and ready to hit it hard :)

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 12:18:01 PM »
Oooops, one effect I did notice was on my memory ;D It was ZAXBY'S

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 12:58:21 PM »
Zaxby's certainly does know how to fry food up right.
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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 02:02:18 PM »
I think I found something after Saturdays Epic at Santos, Bud Light and Zacherys fried chicken fingers. I know what your thinking but the next morning I expected to wake up a little sore, tired, etc: but I was fresh and ready to hit it hard :)

Chocolate milk and chicken both have much desired protein the body needs after the damage it receives from a grueling ride or race.  Getting protein and carbs in you within that 30/40 minute window afterwards helps to ensure you don't feel so bad the next day.

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 02:06:12 PM »
this taken from the outside sports site

      The Benefits of L-Glutamine                           

    *

                      Speeds recovery after workouts
    *

                    Increases protein synthesis
    *

                    Promotes Nitrogen retention
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                    Optimizes glucose and Insulin function
    *

                    Helps prevent muscle tissue breakdown
    *

                    Improves immune system function
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                    Promotes muscle cell volumizing             
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                    Enhances growth hormone secretion

                      Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body.  It plays a crucial role in cell volumizing and
                      has powerful anabolic and anti-catabolic effects, promoting protein synthesis while inhibiting protein
                      breakdown.  Taking pure form L-Glutamine before your workout is a powerful weapon against
                      decreased performance as you age.  You will notice the effects the first time you take it.

                      Glutamine Reduces Muscle Deterioration: Glutamine is in high demand throughout the body and is
                      used in the gut and immune system extensively to maintain optimal performance.  Studies show
                      that in older athletes, endurance training rapidly depletes both muscle and blood Glutamine levels.
                      If not reversed, Glutamine is pulled directly from the muscle, increasing the amount of muscle
                      deterioration.

                      Glutamine and HGH
                      Studies have shown that as little as two grams of pure form L-Glutamine can substantially increase the
                      production of human growth hormone.  As we age HGH production decreases.  Endurance type exercise
                      also contributes to the decreased levels.  This is a large contributing factor to the loss of muscle mass and
                      strength.  Not only is HGH the most powerful stimulator of muscle growth in the body, it also provides the
                      added benefit of helping the body burn fat.

 

this is why I combine this with chocolate milk

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 02:24:51 PM »
Speaking of L-Glutamine...




These product has helped me tremendously after all the long rides I have done recently.  Give it a try..

http://livefluid.com/recovery.php


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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 02:34:55 PM »
I usually have some sort of chicken, and a big salad with lots of cucumber. Along with lots of water, (and some diet pepsi)

some sort of fruit (grapes/apple). This usually refreshes me.


Zaxby's was good Saturday. Not ideal, but so tasty!!! ;D

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 03:22:38 PM »
I gotta say there is nothing like a cold six pack, and 800 milligrams of Ibuprofen and a big hunk of red meat!

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2008, 03:25:55 PM »
800 milligrams of Ibuprofen

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008, 03:29:51 PM »
Speaking of L-Glutamine...




These product has helped me tremendously after all the long rides I have done recently.  Give it a try..

http://livefluid.com/recovery.php




I do love the name of the flavor "tropical escape"

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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2008, 03:34:41 PM »
I bring a little cooler with some tuna, a couple of whole wheat pita's and a G2 gatorade.

Tuna gives me lots of protein in that all important 1hr window.  whole wheat pita's are complex carbs which are better for you.  G2 gatoraide is half the calories but lots of potassium and carbs. 

Works great for me.

I've also heard of the low fat cholocate milk, but I can't do milk after sweating my ass off for 3 hours.
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Re: Post Ride Recovery
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2008, 04:12:58 PM »
here is a link to the outside sports glutamine (the highest grade glutamine available)

this is also a local Bay Area company

 http://outsidesport.com/Glutamine.htm


 

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