Funny, my crossfit box just had a forum about fasting versus eating right after workouts today actually. This is what our trainer had to say. It could be different since Crossfit is such a hign intensity sport that uses a wide range of muscles and also breaks them down, but running and biking breaks them down as well.
"You need to replenish your nutrients post workout. You will see fat loss due to better diet better meal timing. Not only to gain muscle but also repair muscle with post workout meal. With crossfitters u are constantly tearing down muscle and repair is how we create more Muscle. This is a must. Remember how sore you said u were on the whiteboard? If you recover faster and is u make
More lean body mass you WILL be able to workout more. And the more muscle
Mass you have the more fat you will burn all day long.Trust me I am a body builder and work with fitness figure athletes our goal is to burn fat and keep muscle. This article may benefit someone that is lean and needing to strip last bits of fat racing purposes or showing purposes.
In the gym, our gym it's all about getting people to eat the right foods and time
Them all day long with the 5 meals per day.
Now their is some Science that intermittent fasting helps move metabolism BUT noone should fast until they do paleo for 2-3 months. Serious damage can happen if people fast to soon.
My recommendation Is to have a good quality protein after a workout. I am researching whey protein that is more available to the body. We will be looking at about time whey, biotics whey and progenix whey to have t the gym.
If you can't do whey it's fish or egg whites.
Now as for the carb. Robb wolf have a different opinion. He thinks no high sugar post workout. So let's continue this topic.
Everyone should see fat loss just by crossfitting and eating Paleo. If they are not they need to come see me and I need to see what they are eating.
Any athlete must eat post WOD to repair the damage and recover in order to wake up and do if again md balance blood sugar.
Yes increase in metabolism is a given with Crossfit style or HIIT training.
This epoc (look it up) will benefit your fat burning throughout the day.
You MUST maintain the muscle otherwise you are going backwards.
In fact body builder athletes and figure girls actually increase allows to lose fat and play with macronutrients timing and type. They would never miss a meal because it's detrimental to the Muscle we worked so hard to make."
Below is the link she is referring to. I eat right after WODs because I am on pain pills for my knee injury and get really sick if I don't, also because I can't imagine not eating. When I ran I needed at least GU every hour or so. Fasting wouldn't work for me, and since I am involved in not 1, but 3 high intensity sports I think eating after workouts is best for my recovery, and during once I get back to running and biking. www.livingpaleo.com/post-workout-nu
Edited by: RISENPHOENIX at: 6/1/2012 (17:52)
Leader- CrossFit Women
Original Starting Weight 303.2: 06/08/11
Post Surgery Starting Weight 279.2 (-24): 10/01/12
Pre-Surgery Weight 233 (-70.2):
Driver's License Weight 220 (-83.2):
"One-derland" Weight 199 (-104.2):
5K 42.01 (08/13/11)
10K 1:26:47 (09/11/11)
Half 3:08:53 (11/27/11)
| Pounds lost: 28.8