A whole lot of people think there are specific rules when it comes to their post-workout ritual. I’m not saying stop whatever it is you are doing, just to consider some recent research that’s been done and add it to your post-workout thought process.
Myth #1: You must have protein within an hour after your workout.
That “magic hour” window so many gym rats talk about after their workout, may not be the sliver of times many believe it to be. MacMaster University conducted a study that revealed protein synthesis can continue for up to a full day after a workout, or even more. So there’s no rush to chug protein after the gym, but remember if you do wait too long to eat, your body will be dying for replenishment. Don’t starve yourself!
Click on to page 2 for Myth #2 and #3…