I get a lot of people asking what they are supposed to eat after their workouts and why they can't just eat chicken instead of a post recovery shake.
Let this be your simple guide...
So we know that after a strength training session, the body stays in an anabolic state for 48 hrs, but you also have a 1 hour window after your sesh that is essential for optimal protein and calorie synthesis to reduce muscle damage, improve results, and reduce muscle soreness (DOMS). So if you only have an hour window max, eating protein like chicken won't get you the same results as a perfectly balanced shake chock full of milk proteins, casein, and whey, BCAAs, and glutamine.
And look at those shakes you've been buying- having 100g of whey isn't going to get you that lean toned ripped look. More like bloated gassy and buff. Which is great if that's what you are going for.
But food for thought, consider putting something high in quality in your post recovery routine over the cheapest thing in the shelf or waiting for your body to digest some chicken breasts as post recovery.
Bottom line? Try out rebuild strength. There is. Reason I choose a banned substance control group (BSCG) certified, highest quality post recovery shake like Herbalife's Rebuild Strength.
Let me teach you how to incorporate this muscle maker magic into your workout and fitness regimen! We do this together.
Hey can you give me a spot? Put down the chicken bro!