Post-Workout Nutrition Articles

No matter how hard and impressive your workout was, what you eat afterward can play a major role in its results. Optimize your game and body's potential by learning what nutrients you need to eat and when for proper muscle growth and recovery. Cut the guesswork and discover the right balance of carbs, protein and fiber through healthy eating plans, guidelines and STACK-tested and approved meal favorites. Refuel your body and take your performance results to the next level.

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Hungry? Try the DIY Protein Bar

It can be a constant battle to replace the tremendous number of calories you burn in workouts and games. You need a lot of protein, carbohydrates ...

After a Workout, What Matters More: What You Eat or When You Eat?

After a workout, what's more important, what you eat, or when you eat it? I'd argue that the answer is a little of both. Let me explain. First...

Attention Ballplayers: During a Doubleheader, Meals Are Twice as Important

I remember the long days of summertime softball tournaments. At times we drove for hours, stayed up to the wee hours of the morning battling out a...

What's in Your Gym Bag? Sport-Specific Post-Workout Food Guidelines

Stretching is not your only important post-workout ritual. For serious athletes, it's just as critical to refuel with a post-workout meal. This...

3 Recipes to Spice Up Chocolate Milk

I'm sure you've heard it before. Chocolate milk is one of the best post-workout drinks to build muscle and accelerate recovery. (Learn more about ...

Finish Your Workout With Eggs, A Great Source of Protein

Imagine this scenario. Immediately after a workout, you throw down the weight and head to the kitchen to hit that mandatory recovery eating window...

Why You Can't Ignore Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition

Have you been pushing hard in the gym and leaving nothing behind on the field? Trying to build lean muscle, cut up, run faster or just push yourself f...

4 Post-Workout Shakes for Recovery and Building Muscle

Sore muscles are the norm for athletes. However, you can enhance recovery and promote muscle growth by combining nutrition with the customary remedi...

Elevate Your Game With Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition

Your pre- and post-workout nutrition habits can make a huge difference in your training and on game day. Eat the right things and watch your game ta...

6 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes When Transitioning From Off-Season to In-Season

A routine change can make goals harder to achieve. Although it's easy to get off track when a season ends, a more difficult transition for many at...

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