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Ask the Trainer: Eating Post-Intense Workout

By: Chad Ruf, Director of Personal Training

Question: Hey Snap, how about some advice on what to eat post-workout - after serious weight training and cardio?

Answer: Protein is essential to repair muscle post-workout. I would recommend a minimum of 30g within the 1st 30 minutes after your workout, and definitely within the following hour. Whey protein shakes are the easiest way to get protein quick - you can purchase jugs of the powder that you mix with water to get the essential nutrients to repair muscles. Eggs, chicken, and steak are also great - but preparation time might prevent you from getting them within the immediate time window.