Post workout supplements are going to play a very important role.
The right supplements can really kick start the recovery process after weight lifting workouts.
I believe in post workout supplementation for building muscle.
You can do very well with regular food, but I like to take advantage of the state your body is in by supplementing with a fast acting protein and tons of fast acting carbohydrates.
If you want to take advantage of the post workout window, then you're going to need some fast acting protein and some fast acting carbs.
My Favorite Combination of Supplements for Post Workout
I like to use BCAAs directly after my workout mixed with Waxy Maize Corn Starch. At this moment in time, I don't think you can do much better than that for directly post workout.
And actually… the cost of BCAA's and Waxy Maize is probably much cheaper and faster than any whole food meal you could come up with.
After that post workout shake, I like to have another one around 15 to 30 minutes later. I usually drink mine around 20 minutes later.
This second post workout shake will consist of whey isolate and a 50/50 mixture of maltodextrin and dextrose. I think this will really set your post workout supplementation apart from most other programs or protocols.
After the second post workout shake, I like to have a whole food meal with some complex carbs and some slower acting protein with not a whole lot of fat in it. I like to have this meal about 30 minutes after the second post workout shake.
An example of a good meal here would be a big juicy chicken breast and a baked potato.
I then have another meal an hour later.
Follow the Post Workout Protocol Above and Jump Start Recovery
This post workout protocol is a HUGE jump start to the muscle building process:
- Immediately After Workout: BCAA's + Waxy Maize
- 20 Minutes Later: Whey Protein + 50/50 Maltodextrin and Dextrose
- 30 Minutes Later: Whole Food Meal with Protein and Good Carbs
Follow this post workout protocol and you'll be building muscle in no time.
You might feel stuffed and your stomach will be full, but just do it and you'll be very happy with the results. The WLC Post Workout Protocol is amazing for building muscle.
Give it a shot and make sure you download the WLC System Manual if you want to learn more of our muscle building secrets.