Is Chocolate Milk a Good Recovery Drink?
Aug13

Is Chocolate Milk a Good Recovery Drink?

The chocolate milk surge/craze is a crest of the next wave of alternatives to the typical sports drink and muscle recovery drink. I started seeing studies about the use of low-fat chocolate milk for muscle recovery back in 2006. The ratio is usually close to the 4:1. Just take note of the non-fiber carbs and protein in the milk of your choice. Then, enter those carbs divided by the protein into a calculator to get the ratio. You are...

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Protein – How Much and How Often
Sep15

Protein – How Much and How Often

All the muscle-builders are jacking up on protein these days. I will walk you through many of the tidbits I have learned, and come to accept, after a ton of my own research. What is Protein? Proteins make up every cell in our bodies. They are formed from chains of amino acids. When we digest protein, it is broken down into its amino acids, then used for our metabolism (fuel). This is why it is said that we do not actually store...

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P90X Supplements: The What, When and Why
Jul31

P90X Supplements: The What, When and Why

It can be really tough knowing exactly what supplements to take, when to take them, and why you should take them while on the P90X fitness plan. This especially difficult for those of you that want to save a little cash with alternatives to the P90X supplements offered by Beach Body. I am providing this guide to help clear the murk. This is not a comprehensive guide, but it should answer many questions and give you enough knowledge to...

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Creatine, a Brief Introduction
Jul30

Creatine, a Brief Introduction

Today’s fitness warriors hear a lot about the different types of supplements they can ingest to boost their success with their fitness goals. The biggest problem is; what can you believe? The topic for this post is creatine. What is It? Creatine is an organic acid (amino acid) found naturally in humans. In fact, it’s found naturally in all vertebrates. It’s purpose is to supply energy to our muscles. Primarily, it is...

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Recovery Drink: Which Should I Use?
Feb15

Recovery Drink: Which Should I Use?

The most important factor of any muscle recovery drink, including P90X’s Recovery Drink, is the 4 to 1 ratio (4:1). 4 parts carbohydrates to 1 part protein taken within an hour of finishing your workout. That’s the magic ratio and the magic window of time you need to take it in. From that, there are so many possibilities.

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