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    • #13482
      AvatarKgil
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      Lynda,

      I’m on the Masters 50-mile PR plan and have been faithfully following the strength maintenance part of the plan. I had back surgery 18 months ago and I cannot get over how much the strength training has helped my lower back issues both on and off the bike. I feel like a completely different rider.

      My question has to do with nutrition. I have a recovery drink after some of the hard riding efforts, but does it make sense to have a protein shake of some sort after the 45 minute strength workouts? Are those workouts too short or low-intensity for a shake to be of any benefit?

      Gracias.

      Kevin

    • #13493
      AvatarPivvay
      Participant

      Good question, I’m curious to hear LW’s answer as well.

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      AvatarKgil
      Participant

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    • #13516
      AvatarLynda
      Keymaster

      Congrats on strengthening your back and increasing your injury resilience.

      After strength training aim for 20-25g of protein. This can be from a meal or a commercial product. The 45 min strength session is low enough intensity it does not need a big calorie replacement but some protein is good.

      Lynda

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