Firstly I know that occasionally fasting after workouts is good for HGH production. But the rest of the time...
What's the Primal school of thought on PWO nutrition? I'm particularly referring to after a heavy weightlifting session.
CW typically says
- Protein within a certain time period afterwards (I've seen different periods ranging from 20 to 60 mins) to start off the muscle rebuilding process. Typically as a protein shake.
- High GI carbs post workout to get the protein into your muscles. Mark did write an article saying this is unnecessary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/muscl...ing-and-carbs/
- No fat. Presumably as it slows down protein absorption? Certainly never heard of a protein powder (or even weight gainter) containing any significant amount of fat.
I realise that on this board protein powder is generally seen as non-primal and at best an occasional meal substitute if you're in a pinch. What about fat though, would eating a fatty protein source like eggs or nuts be less effective than something mostly just protein (whey, jerky, etc.) or protein+carbs?
Or is it not even something worth worrying about in the grand scheme? I guess Grok would have just eaten whatever was there, if anything was there! While I'm generally all for doing as Grok did, I don't see why we can't apply modern nutritional understanding if it'll give better results.