Protein-carbohydrate window is the condition of the body caused by intense physical activity, in which the importance of consuming carbohydrate and protein foods especially justified.
Why the “window”? Because in this time and carbohydrates, and proteins from the digestive system into the body more rapidly than usual. At this time they are in demand as never before. Moreover, they fall into the
cells are physiologically much easier. There are different opinions about how long a period of time, but often indicated on the first 30-60 min after the end of classes.
Post-workout carbohydrates and proteins in demand and assimilate the best way for the reason that the body needs to replace worn out of energy. Therefore, the length of the protein-carbohydrate window is determinedby the recovery of energy losses (and this, nothing less – 24-48 hours – depends on the individual characteristics of each person and the degree of loading). However, the faster the body will receive the important macronutrients, the better. Since the recovery of muscles and the whole body is not the only task which could be solved using the power. Continue reading
The effect of protein-carbohydrate window – benefit or harm
Food after exercise
Well-known recommendation of doctors is to produce meal after heavy exercise no earlier than 2 hours. And it’s not prejudice, just recommendations are made for regular people with their lifestyle and schedule of meals, but not for athletes who are not only eating our own and other products.
Heavy fatty foods in the first hour after exercise will cause an already
tired body to spend more energy for processing, which can lead to digestive problems and pain in the stomach.
Another thing athletes whose daily diet is carbohydrate, fiber and protein in the form of drinks, supplements, vegetables and lean meat, such as chicken breast.
Such food does not require significant processing costs. But even the kind of food to take during the first 30-40 minutes after your workoutis not desirable. With the exception of special sports drinks. Continue reading
The body’s response to exercise
The usual reaction to physical exercise — the overall improvement of the functional state of the organism, i.e. the improvement of the life of the organism, directly identifies the degree of its resistance to any disease or medical conditions, previous diseases. The main role in this process plays the nervous system . it primarily acts a tonic effect of exercise . are balanced by the processes of excitation and inhibition in the Central nervous system, normalizes autonomic function, increases
mental performance, removed various brake condition in the brain that disrupt the work of the various bodies is to improve its steering and coordinating activities. Respectively return to normal function of individual organs and systems. For example, the main cause of bad posture in children is not anatomical defects and pathological degeneration of tissues, and the absence of nerve stereotype— skills to maintain the correct posture. Continue reading