Nutrition Tip May 13 2010
It used to be that carbs were promoted as the best post-exercise thing to take in….but recently research has shown that combining protein with carbohydrates in the couple hours following exercise is best. I’m a big believer in this one. The reason is because this combination nearly doubles your insulin response which means more stored glycogen. They say the best ratio is 4g carbs to 1g protein.
There have been studies that show using this combination resulted in a 100% greater muscle glycogen store level than those only taking carbs.
So pay attention to what goes in your body pre ride as well as after you get back.