How many times have you heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? How many times have you said it yourself?
After a full night of fasting, when you wake up you need to jump start your metabolism, to stop your body from eating muscle. Pile on the pancakes, bacon and eggs, right?
Breakfast, for anyone who is active at some point during the day, is only the second most important meal. (So, lighten up on the pancakes.)
The most important meal you consume is the one you have right after your workout.
You see, after an hour or so of a hard workout, you’ve burned up most of the energy stored in your muscles. If you don’t replenish it, your body will start eating muscle and storing fat.
That’s right, after spending an hour at the gym, you could actually end up with less lean body mass. Less muscle.
That’s why it’s crucial to replenish that energy within 30 minutes after your last rep. You need simple carbohydrates that can be quickly digested so your muscles can continue their recovery, without wasting away.
You should also have your meal in a liquid form, so it can digest that much more quickly.
Fortunately, we have just the thing for you here, at CBRC.
Our deli has been totally refreshed because we wanted to give you the chance to get that post workout nutrient explosion and rebuild your muscles. We also wanted to give you more healthy options in general.
We’ve partnered with Simple Again to bring you the best post-workout shakes available today. Simple Again and CBRC are determined to give you the healthiest meal of your day.
Our shakes have about a 3-to-1 carb-to-protein ratio, with natural sugars that go straight to your muscles, not our body fat. They’re 300-400 calories each, which happens to be about as much as most people burn in a one-hour workout (coincidence?).
We use only natural, non-GMO ingredients, with no MSG, trans fat, preservatives, artificial flavors, hydrogenated oils, synthetic sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup.
The fruits are all vine ripened, and instant quick frozen. That means they have the maximum amount of nutrients they will ever have. And the nutrients are preserved in the freezing process, before they have a chance to break down.
We also have both vegan and whey-based protein options, so there’s something for everyone.
We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing you these amazing shakes. So, come check them out next time you’re at the Club.
Your muscles will thank you for it.
We wish you good health,
Columbia Basin Racquet Club