Post ride recovery and training schedule.

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  1. gs12

    gs12 New Member

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    Curious to know what everyone uses for post ride recovery. My neighbor, who is a micro-biologist, recommended B-complex and amino acids. My goal is to ride 3 times a week, right now i'm doing 2 35-40 mile rides a week. Any supplement recommendations? Just eat a steak, and drink chocolate milk? lol
     
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    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    Quote: Originally Posted by gs12 .
    Curious to know what everyone uses for post ride recovery.


    Some sort of liquid glucose replenishment immediately after the ride, then a little online Call of Duty whilst wearing my compression tights followed by a healthy dinner and a good night's sleep. The older I get, making sure my diet is filled with plenty of fruits and vegetables seems to make better sense than focusing on any particular supplements. And steak? But of course. 5-7 minutes on each side in a HOT pan with a little olive oil. A helpful tip I picked up was to save the extra virgin oil for the salad and just use the regular stuff as the more expensive oil's got a lower smoke point and it's subtlety is unneeded in the sautoir.
     
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    ...then a little online Call of Duty

    Nice... I do the same, look for me! SideShow Bob
     
  4. WillemJM

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    Very simple here, lots of fruit, vegies and lean meats, no supplements for rides up to 2 hours. Try and keep carbs from potatoes, rice, bread to an absolute minimum.

    For 3 hour + hard rides, I use Gatorade/Bananas during the ride and a protein shake, being milk mixed with the highest whey protein I can buy.

    Never use and vitamin pills or supplements, other than the above and the good carbs (bread etc.) unfortunately push my weight to above where I would like to be for racing fitness.
     
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