Re hydration- Replenish fluids now and throughout the day. To maintain optimal hydration status, daily intake of 0.5-0.6 ounces of water per pound of body weight.
Carbohydrates- Consume 30-60 grams of high quality complex carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores and aid in the rebuilding of muscle tissue.
Protein- Consuming 10-20 grams of high quality protein in your post workout fuel provides critical materials to rebuild stressed muscles, enhance glycogen storage, and support proper immune system maintenance.
Micro nutrient replenishment- It's also important to replenish basic vitamins, minerals, and micro nutrients depleted during exercise, providing a variety of antioxidants to neutralize the massive quantities of free radicals that have just been created.
Next time you finish your workout give this formula a try. There are a wide variety of products on the market to help aid this process, but don't forget "real food" can get you there as well. HAPPY EXERCISING, TRAINER TODD