Just when you think your workout is over, what you do next matters. We cool down, stretch, cool off and hydrate. Should we be rushing to put nutrients in our bodies straight away, and if so, what type?
The rule of thumb is, if you do more than an hour of high intensity exercise, more than 90 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or aim to build muscle mass by power lifting you will need to have protein and carbohydrates featured in your recovery strategy.
Simple, a café located in the International Tennis Centre, creates delicious post workout shakes that contain at least 20g protein from natural foods such as nuts, avocados, seeds and small amount of protein powder. This helps to maintain muscle mass and provide amino acids to build more.
They also contain 10g to 30g of slow and medium release carbohydrates. This will provide energy for muscle to repair and protein to build. It will also replace glycogen stores in the liver which provide energy for the next bout of activity.
Simple’s shakes also have natural electrolytes in them such as sodium, magnesium and potassium to aid muscle repair, relaxation and hydration.
So, while it turns out that there is one more step to ensuring you get the most out of your workout, consider it Simple! Check out their menu on simplecafe.ae or call them on 050 418 8378.