Herald Tribune: Post-Workout Eating Myths

June 25, 2014 4:14 pm In the News

Walk into most gyms or athletic venues, and you’ll find displays of energy bars, protein powders, drinks and other products that promise to boost recovery from your workout…. Many people also wrongly think there’s a narrow window for eating after a workout to maximize muscle growth. Some studies suggest it’s best to ingest protein and carbohydrates immediately after working out, says Brad Schoenfeld, director of the Human Performance Lab at CUNY Lehman College, but “waiting more than an hour to eat after exercise really doesn’t affect your ability to build muscle.”

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