Following your workout, you will need to replenish some of the protein, amino acids and essential vitamins that are lost in order to support your muscle recovery.
Your body needs the right fuel to maximise your results - whether you are looking to gain muscle or lose weight, your nutrition is as important as your workout.
At Holland & Barrett, we have a wide range of post workout supplements, which can support your fitness goals and help you get the most out of your training.
Whey protein powder is one of the most popular exercise supplements and it is a great post workout option.
Whey protein is a mix of milk proteins, which are produced during the cheese-making process, and it contains all nine of the essential amino acids.
The body needs protein after workout to maintain and grow muscle.
Most whey protein powders can simply be dissolved into milk or water, to make a post workout shake.
You can also add protein powders to baking recipes or else blend with fruit, to make a post workout smoothie.
It is usually recommended that you take a whey protein supplement 15-60 minutes after exercise, as this period is known as the ‘anabolic window’, which is the perfect time to get the most benefits from protein.
PE Nutrition Simply Whey is available in different flavours including Strawberry, Vanilla and Chocolate. This protein powder is low calorie and high quality, the perfect formula for supporting your muscles.
If you are looking for a whey powder which will help to support your weight management goals, then try PhD Diet Whey Powder Belgian Chocolate.
If you prefer a snack to satisfy your post workout hunger then there are plenty of options available.
A protein bar will not only help to support muscle maintenance but may also help to satisfy those sweet cravings.
Fulfil Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar is low in sugar and provides 20g of protein as well as nine vitamins. Simply pop one in your gym bag and eat on your way home.