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Recovery after intense weight training.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

After intense, fast, and heavy weight training, I find myself very spent. When I was eating a diet high in carbohydrates it was very evident that I indeed had more energy. I have found that coconut water is a big help in my feeling better, and not so depleted. Anybody else have a good remedy?

thanks.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on February 21, 2013
at 03:10 PM

Don't just take my word for it. Potatoes work great *for me*. If you see it not working for you, then experiment and try different things.

Fad6cc45c86408332aaf337d68e7b8c2

on February 21, 2013
at 02:04 AM

Sounds good. I don't have an over abundance of weight to loose. I have been on the fence about adding potatoes back into my diet, but I think I will give it a try. Thanks

Fad6cc45c86408332aaf337d68e7b8c2

on February 21, 2013
at 02:02 AM

Thank for the input

Fad6cc45c86408332aaf337d68e7b8c2

on February 21, 2013
at 02:01 AM

Thanks for the response

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on February 20, 2013
at 11:43 PM

LC, VLC is for people who don't tolerate carbs well and for people who don't need carbs. There's a difference in the prescription you'd give to someone with a broken metabolism who needs to lose a lot of weight versus someone who's very active. If you're doing any intense, heavy weight training you actually do need carbs. I have a large baked potato for dinner after any day with lots of glycolytic activity. Most of what I've seen (for guys) suggests post workout carbs especially after a late-in-the-day workout is great for recovery and muscle growth without shunting energy into fat cells.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on February 21, 2013
at 03:10 PM

Don't just take my word for it. Potatoes work great *for me*. If you see it not working for you, then experiment and try different things.

Fad6cc45c86408332aaf337d68e7b8c2

on February 21, 2013
at 02:04 AM

Sounds good. I don't have an over abundance of weight to loose. I have been on the fence about adding potatoes back into my diet, but I think I will give it a try. Thanks

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39f9425e5c198447e96cc2bcc7f57e5e

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on February 20, 2013
at 11:38 PM

I have always found that eating a banana before an intense workout has really helped me. I also might eat a little bit of sweet potato after the workout in order to replenish my system with a few carbs. This has always worked for me.

I have never tried coconut water but I have heard many people talk about it. I assume your doing that as an intra-workout type deal.

Try some kind of fruit, like a banana, prior to working out and then maybe some sweet potato post workout. See if it helps at all.

Fad6cc45c86408332aaf337d68e7b8c2

on February 21, 2013
at 02:02 AM

Thank for the input

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Cf416725f639ffd1bb90764792ce7b8a

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on February 20, 2013
at 10:56 PM

Coconut water is high potassium. You may be low electrolyte.

If you're working out on zero carbs that doesn't work for me. I crash and burn half way through the workout, and I'm throughly keto adapted. I need a few carbs, 8-16g at least, per workout.

Fad6cc45c86408332aaf337d68e7b8c2

on February 21, 2013
at 02:01 AM

Thanks for the response

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