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A 25-year-old member asked:

If my mma training finishes at 10pm should i eat fast burning carbohidrates after it to promote muscle recovery? o shouldnt i , because its too late?

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Dr. Marjorie Delo
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Low glycemic index: Post-workout you need protein for muscle growth and recovery, carbs - but preferentially low glycemic index carbs - to replace your glycogen stores for your next workout, and hydration to replace electrolytes and water lost with sweating. You don't want to eat too many calories before sleep, but you also want your body to recover well for your next round of training.
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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Listen to experts: I'm an MMA/ringside physician: If you look online or ask 10 people at the gym, you will probably get 10 different answers. Our knowledge of sports nutrition is continuing to change. Today's experts publish in the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Their latest position on nutrient timing can be found here: https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-017-0189-4
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