This is my first post here outside of the Fitness board, so I hope I've come to the right place with this question.
I understand about the importance of eating protein following strength training, in order to help the muscles repair and rebuild.
But I got to thinking, does the same apply to a cardio workout? For example, when I do cardio it is hard, full-on cardio, either some sort of circuit / HITT training, or a long run on the treadmill with hills and speed intervals, or a similar workout but on the elliptical.
Would I be right in thinking that, in the case of cardio, the protein element isn't quite as important as it is following a strength workout? Or am I completely barking up the wrong tree. Afterall, cardio works your heart and that is a muscle too, right?
Am confused! Sometimes after cardio I seem to crave cashew nuts, but at other times I just want a lovely chunk of home made bread!
Someone please put me out of my misery on this one!
Thank you so much.
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