Originally Posted by Jason Barrow
Hey guys and gals,
A recent conversation with a colleague led to the suggestion that post-workout, your body will preferentially replenish gylcogen stores and as such, convert anything taken in into gylcogen first and foremost. This would provide the rationalle for a post workout strategy of carbs first followed some time later by protein.
Not sure I buy and I've yet to find any research to support; anybody have any links or thoughts on the matter?
I did a research paper in college about this, don't quite remember the details, but I do remember the addition of glucose with the protein intake makes the absorption of protein much more efficient because the need of refilling the glycogen is met with the glucose and the protein isn't used for this, so any post workout should be 50% carbs 50% protein or something