Making sure you give your muscles and body the recovery it needs after an intense workout is crucial in you reaching your fitness goals. Rebuilding you muscle tissue is not only important to those who are trying to build lean muscle and increase their size and shape of their muscles. It is also important for those who are looking to tone muscles and lose weight as well. The key in losing weight is not only eating correctly and making sure to have enough cardio in your routine but also to add lean muscle to your body, increasing you metabolism and in turn burning more calories. Now a drink that I recommend and personally take myself is the P90X results and recover formula. This tasty shake will refuel, re-energize, and reduce muscle soreness and has four parts carbs to one part protein which ensures speedy muscle repair after intense workouts. A little about the formula... -Dextrose-based formula for optimum glycogen replenishment -A high Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) blend to provide the critical building blocks for rapid muscle resynthesis -Vitamins, including antioxidants, to help reduce muscle soreness and assist in repair and growth
Studies show that with proper nutrition during the first hour following a workout you can increase your body's ability to recover by more than 100%. The key component to maximizing this "window of opportunity" is a formulation of approximately 4 parts carbohydrates to 1 part protein and that is exactly what this formula gives you.
I starting taking the formula when I was on a plateau and just never stopped. It has been easy to just know that after a workout instead of having to combine all the right foods to make sure I am getting my ratios correctly, that I can just add this to water and off I go. The reason I like this option is b/c my days are so busy and I just don't have the time to make sure I am getting all my vitamins, minerals and correct amount of macronutrients in for my day. With both shakeology and then my post workout drink, I am covered.