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post ride nutrition

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by walker, 13 Jan 2008.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    After a ride what is best to eat and drink ither that a recovery drink? I Normally go for a big glass of milk (Protein) and maybe some pasta (to replace some carbs). would these choices be correct or should I be aiming to eat simething else?
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Sounds spot on to me, although make sure you are getting enough. I generally go for a banana protein shake and a sandwich which leaves me feeling pretty satiated. The last thing you want is uncontrollable hunger leading to a full on raid of the fridge and cupboards.
     
  3. col

    col Veteran

    Sounds fine to me too,i understood,in my training years,that there is a 45 minute window,to get some carbs and protien into you,to get maximum recovery,i used to have a pasta salad waiting,with maybe a boiled egg.
     
  4. Anything. When I got back from my ride last weekend I shoved all sorts of stuff into my face. Haribo sweets work especially well for me.
    This is not the best way to do it, mind;). Don't listen to me.
     
  5. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    i usualy have a drink of milk and a banana with a handful of mixed nuts and raisins as soon as i get in.
    straight after a shower i have beans on taost, then drink quite a lot of water/ blackcurrant juice.
     
  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Walker, that's peachy, Chocolate milk is highly recommended, I go for strawb/banana Nesquick to give a bit more carb. C+ did the Milk story a while back, hydrates pretty much optimally and has all kinds of other goodies in there to aid rest and repair.
     
  7. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Crisps! I sweat so much I need to top up my salt before I feel good again.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    cheers all. My portion of pasta is quite large, I normally cover it with chopped cherry tomatoes and some cheese as well.
     
  9. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    I use this stuff but only after heavy training sessions: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5300001063

    Seems to have everything you need, and certainly sorted me out after my 70 mile training ride on sat; I bonked 5 miles from home and was shaking like a leaf by the time I got in.
     
  10. col

    col Veteran



    Nice to hear you have a large portion,covered with cherry toms,but a good wash should sort the cheese problem;):biggrin:
     
  11. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I am sort of looking to see if I can get the same benifits without have to resort to powders and potions as I think I have enough of those in my diet as it is.
     
  12. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    So what benefits are gained from eating within 45 minutes of excercise? Or should I be asking: what harm is caused if you don't eat within that time?
     
  13. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member


    There's a good article about the science here: http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/nutrition/a/aa081403.htm
     
  14. yello

    yello Guru

    I drink chocolate milk but I'm not sure it has the "4:1 combo of carbohydrate and protein" mentioned in that article. I'll have to check.

    Edit: this article suggests it might
     
  15. johnny

    johnny New Member

    Banana Rego for me. Swear by the stuff now and its stopping me from getting too skinny. Marvelous!