Post Workout Recovery Matrix
It has been called the most important meal of the day, “the anabolic window,” and eating for anabolism. Whatever name you give it, the premise remains: post workout (PWO) nutrition is crucial to reaching your fitness and physique goals. Post workout nutrition plays a number of critical anabolic (tissue building) functions, chief among them the maximization of glycogen storage and protein synthesis, while simultaneously minimizing protein breakdown and the excessive release of catabolic (tissue destroying) hormones. Incomplete or insufficient PWO nutrition is like fueling your new Maserati with regular unleaded – you simply don’t do it.
This all raises the question: what is the ideal post workout nutrition? Is it well known, or a secret? Maybe a certain ratio of carbohydrates to protein, or fat to protein; maybe the timing and frequency? In reality, the situation is vastly less complex, more well-known, and easier to implement than most would have you believe. High quality, fast-acting carbohydrates and protein have been shown time and again to induce the most optimal conditions for growth in clinical studies – and that is precisely what Core has attempted to emulate with Core PWO. Core PWO takes the guesswork out of PWO recovery, containing the fast-acting proteins and carbs (whey isolate, dextrose, and maltodextrin) needed to maximize muscle recovery after weight training. These ingredients quickly replenish muscle glycogen and shuttle much needed amino acids to muscle cells. In addition, Core PWO contains added branch chain amino acids (BCAAs), glutamine, taurine, and antioxidants to help prevent catabolism and improve muscle growth and recovery. Whether you are bulking up or slimming down, all of these ingredients are crucial for proper recovery.