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Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is an Associate Content Director at STACK Media. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science...

Recovery Supplements

December 1, 2010 | Featured in the December 2010 Issue

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Replenish your energy and fuel your muscle growth with a post-workout recovery drink.

  Gatorade Recover 03
[gatorade.com]
$1.30-2/
16.9-oz. bottle
EAS Myoplex
[eas.com]
$4.15/
17-oz. bottle
Cytosport Cytomax
Recovery

[cytosport.com]
$37/2.48-pound
container
GNC Pro Performance
AMP Amplified Recovery
Protein XR

[gnc.com] $43/3-pound container
Low-fat
Chocolate Milk

[gotmilk.com]
CALORIES
60
300
350
260
158
CARBS
7g
19g
20g
35g
26g
FAT
0g
7g
18g
2g
2.5g
PROTEIN
8g
42g
26g
25g
8g
RECOVERY
BENEFITS
A combo of carbs and protein promotes muscle growth and supplies the hydration of a sports drink. A high dose of protein builds lean body mass, and electrolytes and vitamins replenish the muscles. Whey and casein protein supply amino acids for immediate repair and recovery. Another ingredient reduces soreness. Fast and slow releasing proteins facilitate sustained muscle growth; carbs restore energy to prevent muscle breakdown. Natural proteins build muscle, calcium fortifies bones, potassium supplies electrolyte balance and riboflavin aids in energy usage.

 

Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is an Associate Content Director at STACK Media. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science...