Fuel Your Body After a Tough Workout

1621 Club

Fuel Your Body After a Tough Workout

1621 Club

You’ve just finished one heck of a workout. And you’re starving – maybe even ravenous. It’s to be expected. You’ve worked hard.

But what are a few good food combinations to consume after a tough workout? Let’s take a look!

After your workout, you want to fuel your body with the necessary nutrients to help with recovery. This includes consuming protein and carbs right after your exercise session.

Why? Protein and carbs will help…

→ increase muscle growth
→ restore glycogen stores
→ promote a proper recovery

And fats aren’t all that bad either. They often come with a carb or protein amount as well and protein, carbs, and fats are all part of a balanced diet. Include a tiny bit of fat after your workout as well if you feel like it!

Aim to eat within 30-45 minutes after your workout.

So what are some good foods to try? Combine these:

Carbohydrates:
Sweet potatoes
Chocolate milk (also good for protein!)
Bananas
Oatmeal
Quinoa
Rice
Pasta

Protein: 
Eggs
Greek yogurt
Cottage cheese
Turkey
Chicken
Peanut butter
Tuna

Fats:
Avocado
Nuts
Nut butter

What combinations can you come up with?

Bon appetit! And happy recovery.

 


 

1621 Club

1621 is a semi-private health, social and athletic club. We at 1621 make it our mission to elevate your life, your style and your goals. Whether it’s for a workout in our exclusive fully equipped gym, swinging a golf club or getting instruction in our practice facilities, hosting a business meeting in our boardroom or getting out those stress knots with our Massage Therapy, 1621 is Saskatchewan’s newest luxury health club located in Regina. Featuring a licensed lounge, concierge, male and female saunas, towel and laundry service, and much more, we are here to enhance your life! 1621 Club Director Tanner White is TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified and provides golfers with the most complete golf-specific Fitness Assessments and Programs in Saskatchewan.

 

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