After you workout you want to replenish your energy stores, increase muscle size and quality as well as repair any damage caused by the workout. All this can be achieved by consuming the right nutrients after your workouts, by doing this you will improve your body composition, performance and overall recovery.
There are many benefits to reap from good post-workout nutrition such as:
- Improved immune function
- Improved bone mass
- Improved ability to utilize body fat
- Improved recovery time
- Less muscle pain
- Increased ability to build muscle
When we work out, we are damaging tissue at the micro level as well as burning energy and we need to repair the tissue and gain back the energy we have lost.
Post-workout nutrition requires protein to aid in protein synthesis as well as carbohydrates to help replace muscle glycogen.