At the end of every workout, the muscle fibers you’ve trained are in a state of disarray. They’re literally torn up from the torture you subjected them to in the gym. Their levels of glycogen (the storage form of carbs) have been depleted, and they’re quickly breaking down the protein they’re made of.
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The good news is they’re also primed to take up whatever nutrients you throw at them and turn this state of disarray into an anabolic state of recovery and muscle growth. You’d better hurry, though. Research suggests there’s a 45-minute window after workouts when muscles will take in higher amounts of nutrients. Miss this opportunity, and recovery and muscle growth will be compromised.
After workouts, down these six ingredients ASAP.