I'm good with big PostWO eating after strength training. 3xweek i eat about 1 lbs of sweet pots and 1 lbs of meat PWO. Love it, seems to be working excellently. I go in to the lifting totally fasted by the way.
Recently i've re-started my Jitsu training, too. I have a question, though. Class is one hour and the warm up is lots of jumping jacks, crabwalks, pushups, jumping around, etc. Class itself is a lot of wrestling type stuff for those not familiar with Jitsu. This is twice per week, on nonlifting days.
I am wondering if i should start fueling PostWO like i do with lifting. I realize they are different types of effort and am not sure if my body requires that kind of refuel. I mean, the jitsu work i don't really see as breaking my body down the way of the increasing-load lifting does, yknow?
I know i can self experiment and am doing so but i thought i'd see what everyone thinks. Thanks as always.
Yeah I've been wondering about this too. I used to do protein shakes (raw milk, whey, egg yolk, cacao, banana, avocado, etc) but ditched those. Now I do heavy protein meals after my BJJ class, but I still don't know what exactly is most appropriate after that type of activity (1 hour+). I'll usually throw in half a purple yam, sweet potato, or squash with the PWO meal (if it's within a reasonable amount of time) but I don't know how necessary that is. It sure seems to satisfy at the time!
Although the pathways of your strength training sessions and BJJ training are different, you are still expending energy and stimulating muscles and could therefore benefit from proper replenishment. Chicken and sweet potatoes will be just as welcome post BJJ as they are PWO.
Also what are your goals? Eating more always helps with strength/mass gain.
Hit up the post BJJ meals for 30 days, see how you look, feel, and perform, and reassess.
I base it on the output. Some of my sessions are purely technique and I don't feel it is necessary to add the extra carbs even if that technique class is an hour. However, if we live roll even 5 minutes I'll add some startch in the mix.
Hey the gracies do it.... :)
Proteins and potassium are going to be the greatest benefits from PWO. We lose alot of water rolling and bananas are a good source to replenish. ANd cocout water.
You need to replenish muscle glycogen as well as put in amino acids and nutrients after your workout. you'll probably want to eat more as your body is burning lot's of energy. Also consider that you are getting potassium from the sweet potato that you are already eating. Leafy green veggies are an option you may want to add to your post workout meals as they also contain potassium and are more nutrient dense than a banana. See -
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