Recovery Drinks

Worth the money ?

14 messages
05/07/2004 at 22:19
A colleague of mine swears by some recovery drink that he gets mail order. Supposedly it contains amino acids and creatine amongst other things although is quite expensive.

Has anybody else used these sorts of things and do you notice any positive benefit ?

My current favourite recovery drink contains complex carbohydrates derived from hops mixed with a mild sedative but it doesn't produce any noticeable training benefit.
cougie    pirate
06/07/2004 at 08:07
Tee hee.

I sometimes use the chocolate Rego stuff. Not for every run, but for my longer ones. Seems to stop my legs aching anyway.
06/07/2004 at 08:23
I use Rego after long and hard runs. It does make a difference, legs are noticeably less creaky the next day.
06/07/2004 at 10:12
I use the zipvit version of rego. It's cheaper but tastes like vomit.
06/07/2004 at 10:47
slimfast shakes! - dirty cheap and taste loads better than high 5's and SIS recovery stuff!!
cougie    pirate
06/07/2004 at 11:16
Slimfast is good too. Sometimes use them after races, but not thought to compare the prices vs Rego.
06/07/2004 at 11:50
Do slimfast shakes really do the job - right balance of protein/carbs etc? That's a revelation. I'm gonna try that.
cougie    pirate
06/07/2004 at 12:09
Coffee one tastes really nice as well.
06/07/2004 at 12:16
I will vote for Rego too, but only take it after the harder runs. I've tried slim-fast, nourishment, but they dont seem to quite hit the spot like Rego.
06/07/2004 at 18:02
I drink Pro-Recover at the moment after long runs. I think it helps - combined with a cold bath it means that I feel quite comfortable and can even do a speed session the day after a 20 miler LSD.

But it's so expensive - I think I'm going to try some long runs without it and see how I feel the next day on just the cold bath.
WildWill    pirate
06/07/2004 at 18:05
Rego after long or hard sessions
WildWill    pirate
06/07/2004 at 18:06
but Cougie is warped cos the chocolate stuff is horible :o/
07/07/2004 at 07:49
vyomax protein mixed with maxi carbs and skimmed milk,taken after long runs.

viper energy/endurance drink for before/after copetetive runs.
07/07/2004 at 07:56
I have Boots isotonic drinks before and after a long run. Seems to stop me getting the headache I always used to get with water.

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