- July 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm #13482KgilParticipant
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?
- July 21, 2015 at 9:07 pm #13493PivvayParticipant
Good question, I’m curious to hear LW’s answer as well.
- July 31, 2015 at 9:34 am #13515KgilParticipant
- July 31, 2015 at 4:06 pm #13516LyndaKeymaster
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.
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